I'm using my first smartphone ever -- a secondhand iPhone 4 - on a prepaid plan. I generally leave cellular data turned off because most of my day is spent in range of WiFi, and because data transmission on my otherwise cheap prepaid plan is very expensive: $0.99/MB. I have no idea how much data is transmitted in the course of typical online activities. What's it take to, say, download a few emails, perform a Google search or open a basic, non-video-laden web page?
In the aftermath of Sandy, my office in Stamford, CT, is still out of elecrical grid power and out of internet. Now, the building has diesel power and is letting workers back in today, so I'm trying to brainstorm a way to get them online. [more inside]
What's the best prepaid mobile broadband service for use in the U.S.? [more inside]
Best cheap, temporary Internet access by dial-up or cell? (In Kittery, ME.) [more inside]
Contract-less cellular wireless (3G or EVDO) for laptops -- does it exist? [more inside]
I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time in France (Paris and Bordeaux and Lyon) over the next 6 weeks. What's the cheapest way to get mobile internet (3G or wifi)? [more inside]
Is it possible to receive cell phone data plan from a laptop? [more inside]
Wanted: recommendations about using T-Mobile for portable internet connection using a Mac laptop. [more inside] [more inside]