Wireless internet card from GCI: Suh-weet.

In Alaska Travelgram, Consumer, Shopping by scott

DId I mention how much I love my new wireless card from GCI? How portable it is? How fast it is? How doggone affordable blah blah blah?

Not kidding, folks. I wandered down to the GCI store at C St. and Benson here in Anchorage to sign up for their “Xtreme Mobility” package. Since we have GCI cable at home, we qualify for the $20/month plan. As you can see from this photo, the wireless unit itself is small–about the size of a USB thumb-drive. It slips right into your USB port on your laptop:

It’s a great way to break free from the tyranny of variable-quality/nonexistent wi-fi hotspots. Or, worse, the dreaded “pay to surf” plans at evil hotspots like Starbucks. Yecch.

GCI’s fastest footprint for this CDMA wireless service is the greater Anchorage area, Fairbanks, Soldotna, Seward and Palmer-Wasilla. I’ve used it in Anchorage and Soldotna–and I’m headed to Fairbanks next week to check it out. Stop by a GCI store in Alaska today, or surf to the site for more details. Full report to follow. In the meantime, Happy Surfing.

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