Comments on: OmniSky Offers Free Wireless Modem with Service

OmniSky Corporation has introduced a free-modem offer for users of Palm and Handspring handhelds who sign up for a year of the OmniSky service. The modems work with the Palm V series or the Visor Platinum, Prism, and Edge.
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I want my Omnisky

MadMax @ 5/4/2001 11:09:01 PM #
Ok, now that I've gotten all comfy cozy with my new M505, I find myself wishing big time that my Omnisky modem worked on this new unit. Yes, I see they're trying to do their best at blowing out the Minstrel V (as well as others) with the current 'Fire Sale' but gee Wally, it's not like no one knew the M50x's were coming. I'm also one of those [5000+] original "Beta testers" for Omnisky who got in at the "charter member rates" (which is basically list less 15%; as long as I stay an active subscriber). What I'm not ready to do is plunk down $300 plus for a new modem and/or prepay for a full years service. I think we may see some competitiveness on the next go around when it comes to wireless Palm services, or at least some alternative service plans.
Until any of this happens, I'm currently using 2 Palms! One for web & E-mail, and one for everything else.
Crazy huh?

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Warduke @ 5/5/2001 6:37:22 PM #
Why just the Palm V, I think a company should try to get a larger customer base. Omni-Sky should develop a standard to be used by Palm IIIxe owners.
RE: Modem for IIIxe
Ed @ 5/5/2001 10:29:33 PM #
Novatel Wireless, the company who makes the wireless modems OmniSky uses, also makes a III series version. You might ask OmniSky if you can work a deal: buy the year's service plan and have them send you the $300 and you'll buy your own modem. Worth a try.

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brian @ 5/5/2001 10:11:25 PM #
whats the catch

Wireless worth it?

Aral Balkan @ 5/5/2001 11:08:54 PM #
Is wireless access on a PDA really worth $40/mo? I already pay about that much for my cellular. If only someone would combine the two and offer a flat-fee... I'm sure this is how its going to be in the future.

Wireless TRG

Russ @ 5/6/2001 4:13:40 PM #
If this deal were available for my TRGPro, I'd take 'em up on it in a heartbeat!
RE: Wireless TRG
Ed @ 5/6/2001 4:53:23 PM #
The TRGpro can use the Novatel Minstrel III wireless modem. It might be worth your time to talk to OmniSky, too. The HandEra 330 will also be able to use it.

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