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  1. mackiejackie macrumors newbie

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  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Your link goes to the AppleCare extended warranty plan.

    Any PowerBooks available through Apple's refurb store have a wireless card already included. You just need internet access to connect to. So yes, that usually means signing up for cable or DSL at your home. Or you can use public hotspots (cafes, coffee shops, etc.) when you want to connect to the internet.
     
  3. mackiejackie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wait, so I didn't buy the powerbook? That was just a protection plan? I clicked on the macbook pro comp and it brought me to that so im assuming i bought the laptop.
     
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  6. warfa macrumors regular

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    dude i think you only bought the applecare for the mac! it says (AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro/PowerBook (w/ or w/o Display) on the top of the page and its only $349.00 usd so you should have known what it is! i would cancel the order if i were you.
     
  7. mackiejackie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We regret that your order cannot be cancelled online.

    i thought it was the comp bc if u read uptop it says

    Apple Certified Refurbished MacBook Pro with a pic
     
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    well now all you need is the powerbook, I wish they were that cheap :)
     
  9. mackiejackie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    gainsaver.com was a scam. i bought a apple macbook pro from them for $600 and they never shipped it.
     
  10. warfa macrumors regular

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    Yeah but but right under that line it says..

    AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro/PowerBook (w/ or w/o Display)
    extends the complimentary coverage on your PowerBook to three years of world-class support and service.
    Learn More
    Price: $349.00

    Estimated Ship:
    Within 24 hours
    Free Shipping


    so its the extended warranty for the Laptop! if you scroll down that same page, you will see more refurbished products and warranties. and i dont think they have a MacBook pro on that page. just a powerbook g4

    p.s. if you call the 1-800 number and explain what happened, they will most likely cancel your order for you.

    what method did they ask you to pay for the order?

    p.s. i couldnt find a Macbook Pro on that site! just old PPC models!
     
  11. mackiejackie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did. the women was a bitch and said she couldnt.

    i just ordered a real one for $26 a month
     
  12. warfa macrumors regular

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    well if you are still gonna get a refurbished MacBook Pro and want to get the AppleCare (which i recommend) then just keep it. otherwise, i would call them back till i find a nice apple rep who will cancel the order:(









    Update: Oh! great. then problem solved. Congradulations on your New Mac!!! :D
     
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    I can definitely see where it can get confusing though. This page:

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...rowse&mco=3929D548&node=home/specialdeals/mac

    Lists all available refurb products. And if a particular model isn't in stock, it doesn't really tell you that, so you kinda have to know what to look for.

    Anyway, to answer the OP's original question:

    There are three main methods of connectivity on the Powerbook/Macbook line: wired ethernet, wireless (WiFi) and bluetooth.

    For wired ethernet, you'll need a broadband connection either at home, or provided by your college or workplace. Most colleges offer wired connectivity in dorms. And SOME IT-heavy workplaces, might allow you to plug in a laptop of your own.

    At home, you'll need to get either DSL or a cable modem. most phone companies will offer a basic DSL package for around $15-$20 a month, which is about 3-5 times faster than dialup. DSL and cable also offer much higher speeds at higher prices.

    For Wireless internet, you'll need a WiFi hotspot nearby. Some local businesses, independent coffee houses, and Panera bakeries offer WiFi internet for free. Others like Starbucks offer it for a fee. And you can get WiFi at home using a DSL/cable modem connection (see above) and a wireless router. A cheap one can be found here. If you want something a little more high end, you can get an Airport router.

    Lastly, there's bluetooth. This is suitable if you have a data-enabled cell phone that's bluetooth capable, and the right data plan with a cell phone company. In this method, you connect your Powerbook to your cell phone via Bluetooth, and use it like you would a dialup modem. The instructions tend to vary depending on which cell phone company you're with, as do the speeds (anywhere from dialup modem speed to as fast as DSL). This can be the most expensive route, but it does allow you to get internet access just about anywhere you get a cell phone signal. I tend to use this when I'm traveling, and the hotel I'm at either doesn't offer WiFi (not very common) or wants to charge for it (more common).

    Hope this helps!
     

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