Correction: Boost and Cricket both use the Sprint CDMA network.
If he's bringing his own phone from a different country he'll need a GSM/HSPDA network. Globally, LTE should be the single standard once 4G is on worldwide rollout, but it won't be there for years. Maximum interoperability requires GSM. I've spent way too long looking at mobile phone standards in the last couple of weeks.
Go to the T-Mobile web-store and buy a SIM activation kit for $1. When you receive it, follow the activation instructions on the web and when it asks you to choose your plan, select "Monthly 4G $30"
* Unlimited internet*
* Unlimited Text
* 100 minutes talktime
It's basically a prepay deal where the available balance will drop by $30 a month, so you just need to top-up once a month, and make sure you have enough credit to cover any calls you make over the 100 minutes No ongoing contracts.
Deal is web-only.
*Unlimited internet means up to 5GB at HSPDA+ speeds.
Linux appears to be getting on just fine without them.
1. Work Machine - Uses an Intel 965 Graphics cards, support of which is broken until kernel 2.6.29 / 30 according to the forums, and won't be properly supported until karmic. Fucking annoying, since by 'broken' I mean "utterly non performant".
2. Home Laptop. Ran just fine, but apt decided that I didn't want the restricted packages installing on the upgrade, so my atheros wifi card was out of action until I could get the
3. Home Desktop. This has killed X. Killed it good. At the moment I've no idea how it was managed, but it was...
I love ubuntu, but this upgrade has gone horribly wrong for me on two out of three installs, and 'smoothly' on none of them.
I was actually referring to the Starbucks slurping, Khaki wearing, self appointed kings of techno-cool. You don't want to run Ubuntu on everything. Fine. That's your prerogative
I missed off the major thing that gets my goat about Macs. And that's that Mac users take everything that isn't fawning appreciation as an attack. Which you helpfully revealed at the end of your post.
So forget growing up, why don't you fuck off?
I mean, my other problem is that Macs make people with more money than tech sense tell me that I don't know how to do my job, and that they "just work" - A claim I can almost instantly prove wrong by crashing the bloody things.
Whether you choose to believe it or not, some kids, barring intensive socialisation programs, are write offs. If you've got a mixed ability class, the best you can do is to stop them wrecking everyone else's chances. By paying for school, you're just removing everyone who hasn't already had their problems 'fixed' with dubious kiddy psychiatry.