February 26, 2006 6:00 AM PST

Wi-Fi to go: The hot spot in a box

You know what would be so cool? A portable Wi-Fi hot spot. Actually, such a thing exists.
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bluetooth phones! or wifi routers?
$600 Wifi routers sound cool, for mobile workers: but why not just purchase a internet-ready phone with bluetooth networking to the PC, instead? it cost a mere $20 for the dongle to attach my PC to my phone's wireless internet, albeit over bluetooth vs wi-fi - and thereby enable the PC to access the phone's DSL-like internet connection.
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Cost?
I'm new to this wi-fi/cellphone thing, but doesn't your solution rack up minutes like crazy?

If I read it correctly, the other services have a flat rate monthly fee instead of by the minute like most phone plans.
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Broadband for the Masses
Broadband for the Masses

Once there was a sailor; an America's Cup Captain he be;
He started a little cable company;
even when everyone said, "he was crazy";
because TV is free.
Today the pendulum has swung,
and the opposite should be;
Broadcast the Internet,
Wi-Fi should be free.
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One Step Farther
Add a SiWi Booster and add mileage to the connection. Just plug in the booster and away you goooooo. <a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.signalwide.com" target="_newWindow">http://www.signalwide.com</a>
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