Verizon Broadband/HP Netbook Bundle Shows Promise but Needs Refinement

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Verizon Broadband/HP Netbook Bundle Shows Promise but Needs Refinement

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Mobile Broadband Bundle

Verizon offers its mobile broadband service bundled with the HP Mini 1000 1151NR.

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Powering On

The mobile radio must be powered on from the VZAccess Manager.

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Try, Try Again

Occasionally, multiple attempts must be made to power on the mobile radio especially in low bar areas.

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Connect to WWAN

Once the mobile broadband network is found, the user clicks on Connect WWAN at lower right to enable the service.

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Statistics Tab

The Statistics tab in the VZAccess manager shows speeds that can burst up to 1.4 megabits per second.

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No Bars

Note that I have no bars for VZAccess, and this is 35 miles north of Boston in a densely populated area.

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Text Message

A handy tool is the Text Message tab in the VZAccess Manager.

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