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I just saw an ad for the sony vaio and it comes with a wireless modem. how do those work? i imagine you still pay someone every month
 
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yea, the ones i have looked at are expensive. not only do you have to have an isp for access, you have to pay an "air-time" fee... kind of like using your cell phone. maybe in 2 more years the air-time will be cheap enough to justify buying the modem.
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