Is it possible to get pay as you go internet on MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lilfleck, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. lilfleck macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering if it were possible to get pay-as-you-go internet for my MacBook. I noticed that I didn't have an expansion slot and was really let down. Is there a work-around?
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    It's easy, just sign up with one of these and plug-in the USB dongle.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    They make USB 3G modems.

    Whether or not you get service will depend on where you are.
     
  4. lilfleck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That looks like it would do the trick if I ever decided to go international.

    Tethering on my blackberry is an extra $15/month. Maybe it wouldn't be bad for a month if I needed to use it.
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    You didn't say where you live. :p
     
  6. lilfleck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    $15 a month = $15 per day???? that makes no sense unless you only use it one day per month.
     
  8. lilfleck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry, the "this" was unclear. I was referring to the vzw mifi but now that I look at it, I don't see where $15/day came from. $40/month + unit cost. Just seems better to tether, no?
     
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