EarthLink Offers Wireless Service
In December, the wireless Internet service provider OmniSky went bankrupt and sold out to EarthLink, the second largest ISP in the U.S. OmniSky users still continue to have service and EarthLink is signing up new one users. It offers service for the Palm m500 series, which OmniSky never supported. There are also plans for Palm Vx and Visor owners.
With a prepaid annual plan, service is $33.32 a month, $400 a year, for unlimited service. Without a contract, service is $40 a month. The unlimited plan is the only one offered.
EarthLink offers a Minstrel m500 wireless modem for $270. The Minstrel V modem is just $50. A Minstrel S modem for the Visor is $130.
Its coverage area is still a bit limited. The company claims it is available in 167 metropolitan areas in the U.S., covering 172 million people. Ironically, service isn't available at all in Atlanta where EarthLink is based.
This service is data-only. There are no voice capabilities.
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