Verizon Wireless Data Plan

For just $50/month I now have the ability to log on to all messengers and see all web sites I have a need to from any place with native Verizon network. However, whenever it says “Extended Network” it means – oops, you’re out of luck. Last (Memorial) weekend we rented a house in Poconos. Phone reception (Verizon) was excellent, Sprint was okay, for T-Mobile we had to get out of house (apparently wood blocks the signal). One little exception – the carrier required 1 to be dialed before are code (most carriers in NYC don’t). However, *777 – access number for Verizon data – didn’t work at all, so I was stuck with plain old and painfully slow dial-up via POTS line.