Who Cares About Hotspots When You've Got 3G?

As surveys show low interest among business users to use WiFi hotspots, and EV-DO coverage spreads around the US, momentum among business travelers to use 3G data cards instead of WiFi hotspots appears to be growing. While hotspots typically offer higher speeds, the hassles of setup and the $10 here, $10 there access fees have a lot of users deciding the $80 a month for EV-DO isn’t so bad after all. The momentum should continue as Sprint’s offering gets up and running, and Cingular’s HSDPA network comes on line over the next several months. With growing popularity at $80 per month, one’s got to wonder what would happen if operators finally broke that $80 rule and lowered prices (for real).

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