Hey Daryl, this is cellular based internet - expensive and not perfect, but a hell of a lot better than dialup! You can see the various plans here
- ignore them all except for the 1 Gig plan.
Plan Duration: 2 and 3 year (get the 2 year, competition will eventually happen)
The Plan - the 1 gig plan is the ONLY plan to consider for a main internet connection. How it works is, the first 4 months are unlimited data transfer, after that you must pay $1 a MB after you reach the 1 GB cap - HOWEVER, this extra charge is capped at $45. Soooo, basically one can get unlimited internet for $110 (+tax) a month.
Equipment - On a 3 year plan the modem is $99, on a 2 year plan it is $150 but there is another catch (gotcha) - with the 2 year plan, they only give you a 1 year warranty
, so, if the modem screws up you are forced to buy a new one for $600. You can pay about $80 for modem insurance, which we did.
To use this service you must live in an area with MTS EVDO service:
EVDO Coverage â€“ EVDO (Evolution Data Optimized) service is available within MTS EVDO coverage areas (currently Winnipeg, Brandon, Portage La Prairie, Winkler, Morden, Dauphin, Neepawa, Minnedosa, Onanole, Falcon Lake, Belair, Grand Beach / Victoria Beach, Selkirk, Gimli, Lac Du Bonnet, Thompson, Lorette, St. Adolphe, Steinbach, Jessica Lake, Winnipeg Beach, Garvin Road, St. Andrews, Anola, Ste. Anne, The Pas, Deception Bay/Clearwater Bay (Ontario)) where technology permits.
I got the Ovation MCD3000 USB modem, there are 2 other cards you can buy, but they are for a laptop (or a PC with a special slot for such cards).
Any more queries, fire away!