1. providco's Avatar
    With the tethering feature-which is still a point of confusion as to whether it will be charged for as an extra feature versus included in the data package (of which there will be an option for an unlimited data package) might I be able to use tethering as an internet source for my laptop? What could be speeds be on 3G? Trying to drop my cable modem. I guess I should wait till this is sorted out?
    01-11-2011 05:43 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Tethering is not a total replacement for home internet - either DSL, or cable modem... it's a good supplement to them for use while you're away from home, or an accessible wifi.
    01-11-2011 06:25 PM
  3. jdavis530's Avatar
    Have you ever used a tethered internet connection? It sucks. Only good for when you really need it.
    01-11-2011 06:35 PM
  4. Taco50's Avatar
    Hot spot will for sure cost extra. Currently it's $20 for 2gb of data. It will probably be same price for the iPhone.
    01-12-2011 12:57 AM
  5. Massie's Avatar
    AND another $20 for every gig you go over...
    01-12-2011 01:43 AM
  6. whmurray's Avatar
    Tethering is not a total replacement for home internet - either DSL, or cable modem... it's a good supplement to them for use while you're away from home, or an accessible wifi.
    Agreed.

    Recently, my home wireless access point blinked and my PC switched to the MiFi. When I tried to do my video webcast from the PC, it crashed. That was with only one system using the wireless broadband connection. I have three PCs, a MacBook, an iPhone, an iPad, and two wireless printers using my home LAN.

    Early in the year, my cable internet service was out for a week. While it was great to have wireless broadband as a backup, one would not want to use it exclusively.

    Third generation broadband is simply not fast enough to serve as one's only internet connection. Enthusiasts suggest that fourth generation services might compete with wire or glass. it would be nice to hear from someone using a 4G service like Sprint's Wimax.
    02-03-2011 11:59 AM
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