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New WiFi Option

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Well, the FCC has given Sony Ericsson permission to sell their GSM/EDGE card in the US.

No price yet, but other similar cards sell for $100 to $200 with a contract and a data plan.

Why is this cool? Well, when you leave the confines of the USA, assuming you don't have your laptop smashed as checked baggage, you can still WiFi overseas. You'll save a lot of money buying into a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) plan when you land, but that's easy enough at the local equivalent of Carphone Warehouse.

Oh, and as far as I can tell, you can now buy this card in Europe and use it in the US. Make sure your receipt is in Finnish or something if your company has a no-cell-phone reimbursement policy.


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