Wifi, Get Cell Phone Free?
July 9, 2009 7:23 AM Subscribe
To cut down on connectivity bills should I pair a Novatel Mini-port with some sort of unlocked wifi-enable smart-phone/device, such as an Ipod Touch or a wifi Skype phone?
posted by harnharn to technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm about to move. In the process, have been thinking about consolidating services. I currently pay - monthly - $55 to ATT for non-smartphone cell service and $30+ a month to Comcast for half a broadband connection.
What I want: one bill for a single wifi link to a non-contract phone (preferably smartphone) and my laptop.
What would you recommend?
Here's what I'm thinking:
A Novatel Mifi port for $60 per month + either an Ipod Touch/some other smartphone or a netgear wifi skype phone. I'd simply bring the Mifi port with me to keep me plugged in.
With the Touch option I'd have no access to skype, but I think I could get by using email to SMS messaging, provided there's no fee. With the Netgear, no access to email.
I guess my question boils down to: What's the best portable device to pair with a Novatel Mifi port?
P.S. If anyone's tried this and has feedback that would be great too!