Wireless Internet

This day and age, everyone seems to be on the go.  We need our Internet to go with us.  Right now, most of us have to stop in at a Strbucks, or a McDonald's to use their wireless hotspot.  But how do you connect to the Internet when you are not at a hotspot?

Wireless Internet access is a reality these days.  Cell phone service providers all offer it on your cell phone, but you can also get a modem to go into your laptop to access these same systems, allowing you to surf the web, send e-mail, tweet, or whatever else you need to do on the web.

Wireless access is not the panacea, though.  There are a lot of little "gotchas" that you need to look out for.  The first is speed.  You've heard of 3G, and 4G is coming.  3G is about half the speed of slow DSL, or around 784 Kbs (kilobits per second.)  4G is much faster, running as fast as fast DSL.  The problem with them both is that their service is very spotty.  Before you sign up for a provider, be sure to check their coverage for the area that you need.  Also, check whether the coverage is roaming or not.  Roaming charges can eat you up for data.

Another thing to watch for is data limits.  Cell providers often have data limits, with high charges for going over these limits.  You might want to consider a provider that doesn't have a data limit, such as Clear.  They have some very attractive plans for businesses, quite affordable, if they have sufficient coverage for your territory.

The bottom line is that wireless service is available, if you are willing to pay the price.  You may even find that wireless is all that you need, even in the office.  Check out Clear, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and all the other cell phone providers.