I have a few questions:
1. Is there a mini-pci card that verizon is using to get 3g, wifi, and bluetooth?
2. If so, is it something I can buy myself elseware?
3. Should I consider just getting a tether-capable phone with an unlimited data plan to overcome the 5gb limit?
I'm trying to figure out if I should buy my netbook through verizon or if I can go out and buy my own netbook and buy whatever card is needed to make it 3g capable. The netbook Verizon has is not what I would prefer to use, and the fact that I can't buy it with more RAM/etc, Vista, etc.
While I'm not an expert with the netbook yet, I have researched it a bit so I can try to help out.
The netbook Verizon is offering seems like a great product and I'm looking to buy one soon. As far as running Vista on a netbook, Engadget and other sites have said it is extremely slow, that's why XP comes pre-installed. I'll be installing Windows 7 soon so hopefully that works out.
The 5GB limit also applies to tethering plans. The only data that's truly unlimited now is usage directly the PDA/Blackberry.
I would say the netbook isn't even worth it, a TWO year contract on something that will be obsolete in 12 months or less, no thank you.
The tethering plans don't require a contract and it's something you can add/remove at any time; much more flexible and cost effective.