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kimcurry

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop and am traveling around a bit and although I have wireless connectivity on the laptop for an unsecured network, is there a way to purchase something inexpensive that I can take with me say to I don't know, a park, plug something in and get to the internet? I am VERY much not a computer geek and have no idea what I'm even looking for or if it even exists. Thank you in advance for your help.
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:welcome: kimcurry

Not sure in which country you reside so here are a couple of links for you which will give you an idea of device options to check out in the relevant country UK where I live http://www.pcworld.c...x-criteria.html and Australia http://www.telstra.c...adband/prepaid/

Hope this helps and let us know how you get on or if you have any questions.
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My ISP has "hot spots" that I can use from almost anywhere. I connect to it exactly the same as I do fro any other wireless signal. Select it, enter my account name and password and use it.

Maybe yours does this as well?
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Ztrucker,

I can connect to hot spots (I'm in the United States), such as the library, Starbucks, Denny's Restaurants, but was looking for some type of device wherein I can connect anywhere. I was thinking more about this yesterday and I believe that Cricket once offered a device that you could plug in - looked like a flash drive and it offered internet access anywhere, but the reception was HORRIBLE and the cost was something like $50/month which is just unacceptable tome for that type of reception.

Thanks so very much for your response.

Kim Curry
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Dear sir,

Thank you for your informative response; I'm in the United States, but I did check out your websites, and that's the type of thing I am looking for. I'm really looking to possibly hear from someone in the US who has used these services as I now recall using the company, Cricket and it was about $50/month and the reception and connectivity was absolutely horrible so I'm looking for something more reasonably priced and that works much better (that is if it's out there!).

I couldn't find where to "like" your response, so I sent a nice note in the "report" section as it was the best way I could find to respond..... I stated that your response was very informative and thanked you for taking the time to respond. At least this gives me a start!

I know that some of the major phone companies offer the dongles or flash drive service as well, but I'm not interested in entering into a 1-2 year contract either, so I'll do more research, but thank you so very much.

Kim Curry
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Sorry, one more reply; yes, I had a connection I could use through my iPhone hot spot but I'm just in a situation at the moment wherein I lost my iPhone and am currently having to use a pre-paid phone, so the hotspot connection won't work for me in that situation.

I can't find where the "like" is on the website to thank you for your response, but it is greatly appreciated.

Kim Curry
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Hello Kim Curry

I am pleased that you found the information provided helpful and thank you for your kind words :thumbsup:
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