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Now hear this: Got a Verizon EV-DO phone or thinking of picking one up? It's not a bad idea, considering the company is getting ready to change its policy on using said phones as modems for laptops. All you need is a USB modem (not even Bluetooth required) and a Broadband Access data network and you're good to go. Though not a complete mystery to owners of the Blackberry 7130e, who have had this option since they bought their PDAs, you will have to upgrade you data plan to $60 a month. Phones that will have this new option include the LG VX9800 and VX8100 and the Motorola e815 and V3c.

Verizon To Allow Modem Use For EV-DO Handsets [phonescoop]