GCI: Uber-tech, at home and on the road

In Alaska Travelgram, Consumer, Shopping by scott

Close to home, I’m used to a fast internet connection, a dependable cell phone and all the comforts of home: cable tv, video on demand and all that jazz. But on the road, we typically run into a mish-mash of protocols: no wireless, expensive wireless, slow wireless. That’s where GCI’s “Xtreme Mobility” card comes in handy. The device costs $20/mo. if you have a GCI cable modem at home. This handy device plugs into the USB slot on your laptop. GCI is spooling up more areas around the state where it works on the fast 3G network: Juneau, Ketchikan, Fairbanks, Kenai, Homer, Seward, Kodiak, etc. So–say goodbye to expensive hotel wireless, s-l-o-w “free connections” and clogged-up coffee shop networks.

Make 2010 the year you make the jump to GCI’s smart-phone package. I’m hooked on my Crackberry. Email. Camera. Web browser. Calendar. HOOKED, I say. Get a FREE Blackberry smartphone: choose from four different Blackberry models. You have to sign up for the wireless plan for two years (I choose the $100/mo. unlimited for phone calls/texting), plus the $30 data package for Blackberry. Get with it!

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