[nycbug-talk] OT: Verizon LTE vs T-Mobile "4g" on FreeBSD

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Mon Dec 27 13:29:04 EST 2010

Hi everyone, Happy Snow Day --

Right now I have a Verizon Blackberry Bold that I can tether to my laptop 
with 3G speeds (slowish).  I don't like the fact that I have to tether, 
though, and I also don't like that I can't use my phone and Internet at 
the same time.

I've thought about getting a new Verizon 4g LTE card, but it looks like 
the plans are expensive, and getting it working on FreeBSD would be 

I saw that T-Mobile has HSPA+ in NYC and Boston (where I frequent the 
most) and their prices are quite cheap, plus there aren't any overage fees 
(it just slows down).  Plus, it looks like it'll be easier to get the 
device working in FreeBSD and even inside Ubuntu (which I sometimes use).

Does anyone have experience with T-Mobile's network versus Verizons?  Any 
comments on this?  Anyone got either working in FreeBSD?


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