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best cellphone to tether my Powerbook G4
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May 22, 2006, 12:11 PM
Hey all,

Need some help and havent come up with a good solution for this; I am looking for a good phone to tether my PowerBook G4 so while travelling within the metro NY area, i can get decent Internet speed on it.

I have a Blackberry 7520, but unfortunately there exists no reliable way to hook it up (either via Bluetooth or USB) so that my Mac can recognize it as an external modem. I do have an unlimited data plan, so thats not the issue. I've heard/read not good things about the Treo, so not sure thats a reliable path to wander down.

Is my best bet a 2nd phone? A wireless aircard? (not sure which ones fit the Pbook G4 and come with Mac software). I do a lot of travelling and yes, I can get emails on my Blackberry (I love that), bu there are times that more substantial Internet access is required to download files, transfer data, remote control another computer, etc.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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May 22, 2006, 02:47 PM
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