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Given the new cell phone policy, what is currently available and what will work best for you at the U Technologies/Hardware: Dave Packham Hang Wong NOT Supported! Cell or Smart Phones? Types of smart phones? All “smartphones” are BOTH a cellular phone and a PDA Type #1

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Given the new cell phone policy, what is currently available and what will work best for you at the U

Technologies/Hardware: Dave Packham

Hang Wong

types of smart phones
Types of smart phones?
  • All “smartphones” are BOTH a cellular phone and a PDA
  • Type #1
    • Write on the screen
  • Type #2
    • Cant write on the screen
high speed cellular

High Speed Cellular

ED-VO and EDGE

what is ed vo and edge
What is ED-VO and EDGE?
  • EV-DO = Evolution Data Optimized(Verizon, Sprint)
  • EDGE = Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (Cingular, T-Mobile)
advantages over wifi
Advantages over WiFi
  • “Seamless” roaming
  • Uses existing cellular towers
  • No “hot spot” limitations
  • Larger service area
peak data rates
Peak Data Rates

Courtesy of evdoinfo.com

what about tethering
What about tethering?
  • Allows one to connect a laptop to the internet via the broadband enabled cellphone either by a physical cable or BlueTooth.
  • Most providers will not allow tethering.
alternatives
Alternatives

PC Card style

Wireless Router

Courtesy of evdoinfo.com

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Cost?
  • Average cost for unlimited data…$40/month + voice
  • Some dropping to $20/month + voice
  • Tiered per MB
on the horizon
On the horizon…
  • HSDPA =High Speed Downlink Packet Access
  • Compete with ED-VOSpeeds 2048 kbps
  • Cingular Carrier