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Posted: 3/20/2006 7:06:25 PM EDT
Where I live, I either have Dial-Up, or wireless DSL (1MB for $60 a month + like $300 install/equipment). I was looking into a data plan from Alltel that would either use my phone or a PCMCIA card with a PCI adapter and get there plan that was 400K-700K with a burst of 2.4MB. Main issue I was curious about was lag/ping time? I wanna play BF2 at home and frankly dial-up doesnt cut it.

Thanks in advance for your help/info....
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:19:38 PM EDT
umm, was any of that in english?

lol, sorry i dunno about all that, but i do plan on upgrading my sprint phone so i can get one to use as a modem for my laptop, so i'll be watching this too.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:22:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg:
umm, was any of that in english?

lol, sorry i dunno about all that, but i do plan on upgrading my sprint phone so i can get one to use as a modem for my laptop, so i'll be watching this too.



Using your phone as a modem is easy, dont need to upgrade unless your phone is old as hell. Im wanting much faster speeds than using the phone just as a modem.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:23:12 PM EDT
Never going to work. first the lag is around 200-500 or so which is fine for browsing but sucks for games. Then your going to burn through 1mg in about an hour of game play. There is a reason that it requires BB to play online. Sorry
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:25:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
Never going to work. first the lag is around 200-500 or so which is fine for browsing but sucks for games. Then your going to burn through 1mg in about an hour of game play. There is a reason that it requires BB to play online. Sorry




1MB im not worried about as its unlimited. Just ping times is all.. Thanks though

Edit: I "can" play it through my cell as the modem, but its spotty at best, but on a small map, I DID get 1 kill. LOL!!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:41:08 PM EDT
sanyo 8200,,,no modem as far as i can figure.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:45:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg:
sanyo 8200,,,no modem as far as i can figure.



You need a data cable and drivers. Create a dial-up connection via windows, use any user/pass and dial the number #777. Uses minutes so be carefull.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:52:02 PM EDT
yack, i was under the impression with the new ones i could use the pcs vision network for the net.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:20:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg:
yack, i was under the impression with the new ones i could use the pcs vision network for the net.



You have to be able to connect it to your PC, if your gonna use it as a modem for it. Some can do it Bluetooth as well.

Data cables are cheap though.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:34:17 PM EDT
Having used a wireless ISP (Sprint), I would say that the chances are pretty slim that it will work well with FPS games or VPN.

If they require a contract with a really hefty bailout fee... fugetaboutit. It will suck.

If there's no contract involved give it a shot.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:06:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg:
yack, i was under the impression with the new ones i could use the pcs vision network for the net.


Yeah you can use it for the net but its $40 on top of the Vision access charge to use the phone as a modem. Otherwise when you get into the Gigabite range of usage it'll red flag and yer busted. Some people have been getting hit with huge data usage charges to their account,accounts dropped etc.
I got unlimited Vision for free thru the SERO plan.
You can find more on both at
www.sprintusers.com/forum/
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:11:59 PM EDT
TTT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:34:03 PM EDT
this is what i get with my cingular card ..

have no idea on the "ping" times..

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:37:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:
this is what i get with my cingular card ..

have no idea on the "ping" times..

img68.imageshack.us/img68/6144/speedtest0hv.jpg



Do you play any online games?

Can you ping say 204.11.239.87 and lemme know ping times?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:42:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By cluster:
this is what i get with my cingular card ..

have no idea on the "ping" times..

img68.imageshack.us/img68/6144/speedtest0hv.jpg



Do you play any online games?

Can you ping say 204.11.239.87 and lemme know ping times?



no proplem ..

I just dont have it with me right now.. i can let you know by tobight when i get home..

tag ... to post results later .
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:45:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:

Originally Posted By cluster:
this is what i get with my cingular card ..

have no idea on the "ping" times..

img68.imageshack.us/img68/6144/speedtest0hv.jpg



Do you play any online games?

Can you ping say 204.11.239.87 and lemme know ping times?



no proplem ..

I just dont have it with me right now.. i can let you know by tobight when i get home..

tag ... to post results later .



Sounds good... Just curious as to ping times.. Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:49:18 AM EDT
results :
minimun = 123ms max = 127ms agv= 125ms



so what does that mean?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 3:53:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:
results :
minimun = 123ms max = 127ms agv= 125ms

img514.imageshack.us/img514/3936/ping6vo.jpg

so what does that mean?



Means I can handle that. LOL!!!
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