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Old 07-16-06, 09:18 AM
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verizon dumb question

couldnt decide if this should go here or tech talk, so i put it here... feel free to move

this is probably a dumb question...
but what is the difference in paying for a vcast service plan and a broadband plan with verizon?
cant you get on the internet and do basically anything you need to with vcast?
is it that the broadband service is always on and receiving, so you can get immediate alerts.. while you actually have to connect with vcast?
is vcast just access into verizon's network?
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Old 07-16-06, 09:23 AM
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I believe this is correct, but I don't know...

VCast is sort of like paying for AOL. You get stuff / videos that you wouldn't get normally.

Broadband access is just access to the internet via the phone.

Either way I don't think it's worth it.
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Old 07-16-06, 09:36 AM
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Yeah vcast is about getting contenet like music, videos, news and other shit and it's limited. Plus it's 15 bones a month. Eventhough it's cool to download some content and have the ability to look up different things like movie times and a few other things while on the road I'm seriously considering dumping it.

Now, over at howardforums in the verizon forum I see the many have switched to http://hopke.net/proxy/proxyhome.php to get cheap net access and I think it's less limited than anything Verizon offers.

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Old 07-16-06, 09:42 AM
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Is this their newer "fast" broadband service or the standard 56K connection I saw last year?

I still just use my phone as a phone, but someday I'll jump on the wagon.

I know they have some nicer all-in-one phones now so I'm curious what people think.
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Old 07-16-06, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Yeah vcast is about getting contenet like music, videos, news and other shit and it's limited. Plus it's 15 bones a month. Eventhough it's cool to download some content and have the ability to look up different things like movie times and a few other things while on the road I'm seriously considering dumping it.

Now, over at howardforums in the verizon forum I see the many have switched to http://hopke.net/proxy/proxyhome.php to get cheap net access and I think it's less limited than anything Verizon offers.
hmmmmm.. so whats the catch
you use the proxyhome to get on the net without having to pay for a data or vcast plan?
I assume it just takes up your minutes (and free on nights and weekends)?
or is there some way that it comes in as an IN call?
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Old 07-16-06, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by twikoff
hmmmmm.. so whats the catch
you use the proxyhome to get on the net without having to pay for a data or vcast plan?
I assume it just takes up your minutes (and free on nights and weekends)?
or is there some way that it comes in as an IN call?

To be honest I'm not sure.

Here's some info on vcast http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=688599
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