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Maureen
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: EVDOinfo.com Tip of the Week

EVDOinfo.com has long been your source for tips, tricks, hacks and suggestions for getting the most out of your EVDO service, and each week we will be highlighting a particularly interesting or popular topic in the "Tip of the Week" feature. To suggest future Tips of the Week, post your suggestions here!

View all of our Tips of the Week (sorted by topic for your convenience!) at EVDOinfo.com/totw


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject:

A few of us from 3Gstore/EVDOinfo went to the RV Rally in Albuquerque this past weekend, and one of the biggest questions we heard from mobile broadband users was "what if I don't need my EVDO service all the time?"

For very occasional EVDO access we might recommend tethering, but if you already have a contract with Sprint or Verizon and simply want to save some money when you don't need it for long periods of time, don't forget that you can suspend your Sprint/Verizon contract for several months at a time!

Check out tip #2: Putting your Sprint or Verizon EVDO Service on Vacation
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject:

If you use either Sprint or Verizon EVDO on a Windows computer (sorry, Mac users - this tip is not for you!), you will be interested in the SUPERCHARGED EVDO tip. This tip involved changing the TCP Receive Window and it is an EASY, FREE way to boost your Sprint/Verizon speeds!

Read tip #3: Supercharge Your EVDO
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: tip #4: activating your sprint/verizon aircard

Once you've received your Sprint or Verizon aircard, you can't just pop it into your computer or router and surf the web - you still need to activate it (unless you purchased from 3Gstore, in which case WE did that FOR you!).

Not sure how? Follow the simple instructions in this tip to activate your modem on your computer or even in your Cradlepoint router (select devices only) and you'll be up and running in no time!

Read tip #4: Activating your Sprint or Verizon EVDO Modem
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 6:28 pm    Post subject: Use your Sprint/Verizon EVDO in Canada and Mexico

Did you know that both Sprint and Verizon have options to allow mobile broadband users to use their aircards in Canada and Mexico in addition to the US? It's not cheap and coverage is not as widespread as it is in the US, but RV-ers and road-trippers love the option!

Read tip #5: Use your Sprint or Verizon EVDO in Canada and Mexico
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Tip #6: Making Sense of the New Verizon Policies

Verizon put some new policies into effect on 5/18, including lowering overage charges, increasing the limit on the $39.99/month plan, and changing the tethering fee for cell phones, but there is a lot of confusion surrounding the changes. Don't worry - we're here to help!

Read tip #6: Making Sense of the New Verizon BroadbandAccess Policies
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Tip #7: Disable Roaming for your Sprint or Verizon aircard

Both Sprint and Verizon have "roaming agreements" with other carriers within the US, Mexico, and Canada that allow you to keep using your aircard in many areas when "your" carrier doesn't own a tower themselves. Sounds great, right? Yes and no. There are certainly a myriad of benefits to being able to roam seamlessly as you travel, but there are some situations in which staying on your own provider's network becomes very important and can save you a lot of money.

Read tip #7: Making Sense of the New Verizon BroadbandAccess Policies
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Sprint/Verizon static IP addresses

Many EVDO users probably donít know it, but their IP address - the unique number assigned to your computer when it connects to the Internet - is constantly changing. Each time you connect your EVDO modem to the network, you are automatically assigned a new IP address at random. In fact, most Internet Service Providers reserve the right to change your IP address at any time, and this happens regularly with EVDO.

This can cause problems if you are configuring a device to use with your EVDO that requires a static (non-changing) IP address. Luckily, both Sprint and Verizon DO offer static IP addresses!

Read tip #8: Obtaining a Sprint or Verizon Static IP Address
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Boosting Your Sprint/Verizon MiFi Signal

The new MiFi is hugely popular, and for good reason - it's easy to use, it's convenient, it's portable, it's battery-powered....

Unfortunately, it's missing one thing: an antenna port! If you need to improve your Sprint or Verizon signal for better performance, you are limited to wireless options. In this week's tip, we've put together a list of a few of the best options to boost your MiFi's EVDO signal.

Read tip #9: Boosting Your MiFi's Signal
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Tip #10: Blocking URLs with your Cradlepoint Router

Cradlepoint routers can do a lot more than just allow you to share your internet connection with multiple computers - for example, did you know you can BLOCK access to certain websites/URLs if you choose?

Read tip #9: Blocking URLs with your Cradlepoint Router
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:02 pm    Post subject: Tip #11: Text Messaging with Verizon EVDO

Did you know that you can send and receive text messages for FREE using your Verizon aircard and VZ Access Manager on a Windows computer? It's true! Read the tip to find out how!

Read tip #11: Send/Receive Text Messages with your Verizon EVDO Modem
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Tip #11: Text Messaging with Verizon EVDO

Maureen wrote:
Did you know that you can send and receive text messages for FREE using your Verizon aircard and VZ Access Manager on a Windows computer? It's true! Read the tip to find out how!

Read tip #11: Send/Receive Text Messages with your Verizon EVDO Modem

I have never found it to be FREE! I have always been charged. I apologize if I turn out to be wrong and should not have been charged
all along.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Tip #12: Optimize Your Sprint EVDO

Sprint's latest version of SmartView 2.25 for Windows includes a great feature that allows you to control the quality of images downloaded when you visit a website (or even eliminate them altogether). This will help you speed up your web browsing AND keep your bandwidth usage down!

Read tip #12: Optimize Your Sprint EVDO Performance with SmartView 2.25 for Windows
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Tip #13: Sprint's Simply Everything Plan

One of our employees recently had a bad experience with a misleading Sprint cell phone plan... but came out on top with the Simply Everything plan!

Read tip #13: Save Money with Sprint's Simply Everything Plan
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject:

...and what "misleading" plan would that be?
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