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Choosing a Mobile Broadband service

by pino_in_texas / January 12, 2010 3:23 PM PST

I am trying to understand if it is possible in USA to select a "pay-as-you-use-it" Mobile Broadband service as I managed to find in Europe. I live in Austin, Texas and a few times a year I travel. I would like to find a reasonable priced service that would allow me to be connected nation-wide. So far I only found expensive 2-year contracts ($60.00/month) kind of services (AT&T, Verizon, etc...) Who can help me find what I need? When I travel to Italy, for instance, I have an USB card that I can recharge with Euros and then when I return home I do not have to continue paying for something that I do not need continuously. Thanks for your help.

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Haven't found such today for cheap.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2010 9:14 PM PST
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You should actually call
by Jimmy Greystone / January 13, 2010 12:31 AM PST

You should actually call the various cellular carriers and see if they have any such plans that they may just not advertise. Also be sure to ask them about the possibility of pay as you go tethering. That is where you use your cell phone to function as a cellular modem.

But if you're only going to be using this service in Europe, then it might be better to just look for a European company. If you call Verizon, they might be able to put you through to their European parent company Vodafone. I don't think AT&T has any real presence outside of the US. T-Mobile has a presence in at least England.

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