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binar Jul 07, 2009, 01:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Fellow Forum Members,
I have a Dell M90 Laptop I want to take to my job to keep an eye on the currency market. I want to connect it to any wireless 3G broadband network I decide to hook up with. I have looked at T Mobile and AT&T.

So far, TMobile has the best priced data plan at $40 a month and a 5GB limit (using a voice barred cellphone). My problem now is I need to find a 3G cellphone on eBay so that I can tether it to my laptop ( I don't want to use their Webconnect USB stick because this locks me to a contract a $60 a month).

Can anyone out there recommend to me what is the best UNLOCKED cellphone I can get at eBay for about $30 to $50 and has 3G connect capability? I have my eye on the LG CU400 cellphone, or the LG Shine CY720 cellphone as potential prospects. If anyone out there has a better cellphone recommendation for tethering please let me know.

I'm thinking this is the least expensive and smartest way to go. If anyone out there thinks there is a smarter way, please let me know. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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Shawn Langley Jul 07, 2009, 02:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I used the 3G LG Shine over here in the UK and it worked brilliantly. Laptop connected to it wirelessly via bluetooth which used it as a HSDPA modem onto the 3G cell network speeds were very pleasant even out where there was little coverage (used for 2 hour train rides). Only little niggle its age caused the battery life to deteriorate moderately quickly 3-4 hours and the back phone got worryingly hot under heavy usage but is still working to this day.

Having voices in your head is normal. Listening to them, common. Arguing, acceptable. However, when you lose the argument, you're in trouble.
binar Jul 07, 2009, 04:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Shawn Langley said:
I used the 3G LG Shine over here in the UK and it worked brilliantly. Laptop connected to it wirelessly via bluetooth which used it as a HSDPA modem onto the 3G cell network speeds were very pleasant even out where there was little coverage (used for 2 hour train rides). Only little niggle its age caused the battery life to deteriorate moderately quickly 3-4 hours and the back phone got worryingly hot under heavy usage but is still working to this day.



Shawn,
Thanks for your post. It has helped me out a lot. Is the full model name for your cellphone the "LG SHINE CU720"? I see that there are some on eBay for $50. Which I think awesome. This means that a $40 a month data plan with TMobile might actually be feasible. Thanks mate.

Shawn Langley Jul 07, 2009, 05:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mine was LG Shine U970. I think there's a few different versions tailored for various companies like the KE970 Shine is virtually the same phone minus the second camera.

Having voices in your head is normal. Listening to them, common. Arguing, acceptable. However, when you lose the argument, you're in trouble.

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