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Maureen
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:11 pm    Post subject:

Jim_in_VA wrote:
...and what "misleading" plan would that be?


The plan referenced in the article, "Everything Messaging", includes picture messaging. However, picture messaging requires a connection to the internet, which Sprint charges for and is NOT included in the Everything Messaging plan. So if you want to take advantage of the included "unlimited picture messaging", you are forced to connect to the internet and charged per megabyte. Technically Sprint is not lying, you are not charged for the picture message per se, but it is misleading to say that something is included when another feature that incurs a fee is required.... IMHO.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject:

Indeed, I concur. It is another example of "looks good" but is not, when you read the details. Thank you Maureen for staying on top of these plans, and informing us. Great job.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:35 pm    Post subject: tip #14: Finding your Blackberry RSSI and Boosting BB Signal

One of the only downsides to the uber-popular Blackberry devices is the lack of an antenna port. If you want to boost your signal, you'll need to use a wireless repeater.

Our latest tip of the week will show you how to find your RSSI, do some testing, and select the right wireless repeater for your Blackberry!

Read tip #14: Boost Signal to your Sprint/Verizon/AT&T/Alltel/T-Mobile Blackberry
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Tip #15: Monitor Your Verizon/Sprint/AT&T Usage

Now that most major carriers impose a 5GB allowance on data usage and charge per-megabyte overage fees if you use more than 5GB of data, it is very important to keep an eye on how much data you're using so that you're not surprised with a big bill at the end of the month! Luckily, Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T make it very easy to monitor your usage so that you can make sure you don't accidentally go over your limit.

Read tip #15: Monitor your Sprint/Verizon/AT&T Mobile Broadband Usage
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: tip #16: Use WiFi and Tether your Verizon MiFi

One of the biggest bummers about the MiFi is that if you tether it directly to a computer, it disables the WiFi. Luckily, there's a workaround!

How to Use WiFi AND Tether Your Verizon MiFi 2200 at the Same Time

This tip works great with the Verizon MiFi. Unfortunately, the tip doesn't work consistently with the Sprint version of the MiFi. You are welcome to try it - you can always revert back to the default settings - but in our tests it didn't work as well as the Verizon version Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Tip #17: Use your existing network with a CBA250

The CBA250 is one of the lesser-known "specialty" Cradlepoint routers - it doesn't have WiFi but is great for certain applications. One situation where the CBA250 really shines is when users already have a wireless and/or ethernet network in place but just need a way to connect their mobile broadband card (USB or ExpressCard) - with the CBA250, you can simply connect your card to the CBA250, then connect the CBA250 to your existing "regular" router via Ethernet, and THAT'S IT! No configuration, no fancy settings to worry about!

Read tip #17: Connect Mobile Broadband to your Existing Network with the Cradlepoint CBA250
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: Tip #17: Use your existing network with a CBA250

The Cradlepoint CBA250 ROCKS!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Tip #18: Maximize Your Cradlepoint Router's WiFi Range

If you have one of the wireless Cradlepoint routers but feel that the wireless range is less than what it should be, there ARE steps you can take to try to improve it!

Check out our latest Tip of the Week, where we go through a few easy methods to get the most out of your Cradlepoint's wireless range.

Read Tip #18: Maximize Your Cradlepoint Router's WiFi Range
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Tip #19: Solve the Windows XP "Cannot Find a Certificat

If you use Windows XP and a Cradlepoint router, you may have run into a pesky little error message telling you that "Windows was unable to find the certificate to log you on the network". Luckily, there's an easy fix!

Read Tip #19: Solve the Windows XP + Cradlepoint "Cannot Find a Certificate" Problem
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Tip #20: Which EVDO Device is Best for Cradlepoint Routers?

Cradlepoint routers have a lot of great features, but the features don't work with ALL modems. If you plan to use your Sprint or Verizon device with a Cradlepoint router, you'll want to check to see that it is BRAG(Bars, RSSI, Activation, GPS)-compatible.

Not to "BRAG", but this tip is great! (pun 100% intended)

Read Tip #20: Which EVDO Device is Best for Cradlepoint Routers?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:12 pm    Post subject: Tip #21: Save and Restore your Cradlepoint Settings

If you've made any changes to your Cradlepoint (or Kyocera KR2) router settings - security, passwords, etc - it is HIGHLY recommended that you save a copy of your configuration file so that you can re-upload it back to the router if you ever have to restore your factory defaults or otherwise lose your settings. This can also be a big time-saver for folks or companies who need to set a large quantity of routers to all have the same settings - just save it once and upload it to all the routers!

Read Tip #21: Save (and Restore) Your Cradlepoint or KR2 Router Settings
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:56 pm    Post subject: Tip #22: Home Networking with your MiFi

Did you know that you can create a home network with your MiFi that will allow you to share files between the computers connected, remotely access other computers on the network, do network gaming, or share network printers - just like you would with a "regular" router?

You can, and it's easy! You'll just need to make a quick change to the MiFi's settings and then set up the computers that will be sharing the network, and you'll be all set. This week's tip will walk you through the setup for Mac OSX, Windows Vista, and Windows XP computers.

Read Tip #22: Home Networking with your Sprint/Verizon MiFi 2200
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject:

Is the previous possible with a Cradlepoint?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:50 pm    Post subject:

Winter_Harbor_Oyster wrote:
Is the previous possible with a Cradlepoint?


they do it by default
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject:

Winter_Harbor_Oyster wrote:
Is the previous possible with a Cradlepoint?


Ditto to the other poster - they not only do it by default - it is simple - NO need for a Tip Of the Week on that needed with a CradlePoint.
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