I purchased a new computer and it came with no 56k modem card. It's 64-bit, so my old cards don't work. I want to get a Verizon USB modem to tap into the cellular network, which should be good around here.
My problem is I don't think I can agree to the 2 year terms. About 2 years ago, a Verizon lineman who lives in this area said our lines were scheduled to be upgraded to DSL in 2 years. If I subscribe for 2 years, and the line is upgraded in 6 months, I would have to pay not just the $60 per month but also $175 minus 6 X $5 = $145 to move to the cheaper DSL.
Can I purchase one of the Verizon modems off the internet, and get Verizon Wireless to give me a Month-to-Month subscription to data service (they do exist)? Or would Verizon reduce my Early Termination Fee if I switch to Verizon DSL? What would be the best thing to do? Or do I just buy a new 56k modem and live with hour and a half downloads?