cspot is exactly right. Turn your Verizon smart phone into a hotspot for wifi. You can connect your laptop to the smart phone, and get your work done. Data plan: If you are streaming video you'll chew up data pretty fast. But if you are logging into email, sending Word docs, ect., you may burn a gig or two over a couple of days max. If your data plan isn't that big, work offline, then when you need to log in or send/receive email, turn on the hotspot for that. You can monitor your data burn on verizonwireless.com while you are working through the smart phone.
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