We at MyFamily.com are evauating wireless services and I have just placed an order for AT&T's new PocketNet Service.
The good stuff:
* Wireless internet access ranges from free for the basic plan to $14.99/month for the premium plan. This is in addition to any of AT&T's voice plans. (E.g. 49.95/month OneRate)
* Usage is unlimited.
* The Mitsubishi T250 phone combines analog cellular (AMPS), two bands of TDMA digital voice, and CDPD data into a little handheld device.
* The phone has an embedded 10-line browser that supporting WML (WAP) and HDML (a reduced wireless form of HTML).
* You can plug the T250 into your notebook and get 19.2Kbps internet access.
The bad stuff:
* CDPD is not as broadly deployed as we would all like.
* Hidden in the fine print is the fact that AT&T charges 5 cents per kilobyte for internet access from the notebook. (Access from the phone is unlimited but notebook usage charges could add up fast!)
More info is at http://www.attws.com
I'll post more information after I've had a chance to try it out.