What a day. Just got a new dual core Dell in the house with everything on it so I figured why not add a wireless broadband connection. Is nice, can have my coffee and browse the internet at sub broadband speed right? Now I am the kind of person who got a month to month, no nonsense, simple arrangement with a local wireless phone provider using the cheapest phone they had available. Dirt cheap and unlimited calling. So, I had to change all that, what a mistake! After visiting two competing high pressure "this is a special deal only for today" sales venues I decided to take a Sprint plan. A "family plan". So two new and free the latest and greatest cell phones, bluetooth enabled, with camera and color screen, plus a EV-DO capable wireless broadband PCMCIA card. And stuck for 2 years with it! Afterwards went to the coffeeshop and thought I be online in a jiffy. Then the trouble started, I took the card and stuck it in the slot of my new Dell. Ahhh, well that does not work anymore, PCMCIA is old, outdated. Now we have an express slot. Of course completely incompatible with PCMCIA And neither Verizon or Sprint, the only ones with EV-DO, have this kind of cards as of yet, they will arrive "soon", but we can't give you a timeframe, and have no priceplans. So, I go home and I try it on an older laptop right. The salesperson had it all setup for me, lockout codes, access numbers, the works, all written down. I just needed to install the software and plug it in...... Well at 11 PM I gave it a try, "wrong access code, please call sprint for an access code", and of course they tell you they need serial numbers, drivers license, birth date, social sec number for verification. Well try to get support at 11 PM Ok, so now I connect my super cool bluetooth with the Dell right? Wrong! Everything blocked, courtesy of Sprint, except for the headphones! So if I make pictures I cannot even download them with bluetooth. Oh yes I can download them through the sprint system, 20 cents a picture, or pay more for yet another option. So, tomorrow, I will re-enable my month to month unlimited plan with the old provider again and find a coffee shop to go online for free.