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DIY Netbook on 3G -- allowed?
Issy
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Forgive me if this was asked before (and point me to the apropriate thread)...  I did a quick search and didn't see anything.

 

If I have my own netbook (an Aspire One), can I purchase my own pci-e wireless card (not a USB stick), based on the supported list located here:

 

http://vzam.net/download/supported.aspx

 

...install it, and walk into a Verizon store front and get hooked up on a stand-alone data plan? can they just use the ECN off the card? do I need a SIM card? or does it have to be a Verizon-purchased netbook?

 

If so, any gotcha's?

 

Bill

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Re: DIY Netbook on 3G -- allowed?
nmchileman
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Issy wrote:

Forgive me if this was asked before (and point me to the apropriate thread)...  I did a quick search and didn't see anything.

 

If I have my own netbook (an Aspire One), can I purchase my own pci-e wireless card (not a USB stick), based on the supported list located here:

 

http://vzam.net/download/supported.aspx

 

...install it, and walk into a Verizon store front and get hooked up on a stand-alone data plan? can they just use the ECN off the card? do I need a SIM card? or does it have to be a Verizon-purchased netbook?

 

If so, any gotcha's?

 

Bill


 

If you purchase a used VZW device you can get it activated with no contract. You will have to pay a $35 activation fee. You can choose between the $39.99/250MB plan or $59.99/5GB. 

 

You'll provide them with the ESN number of the device. There is no SIM card. 

 

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