Creating a Hot spot for your tablet

tbaptista

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Question, thinking of getting a WiFi only tablet this holiday season and plan on using my iPhone as a hot spot when I need to use it and WiFi is not available.

I have the new Verizon plan that uses "data buckets" so Hot Spot is included in my plan.

To add a cellular tablet is $10 a month extra and a premium is paid when I buy the tablet.

Is data slower when you use a hot spot?
Is it time consuming to create a hot spot?
I have a mophie case for my iPhone so battery drain should not be an issue.

Is there something I am missing that I should think about to steer me towards a cellular enabled tablet?

Thanks
 

Peligro911

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Cellular tablet would be easier is all
It will have a always on connection just like your phone

Speed should be close to the same but remember your Sharing your one connection vs having two separate connections ... Think of it as having 2 modems in your house vs using a router on the one you have

Setting up a hotspot only takes a few sec but on a wifi tablet you can pick and use

Data will be shared the same either way

I guess it depends on how often you will use your tablet away from wifi
And how much convenience you want

Pay more and
10 bucks a month
Save iphone battery

Or

Use more battery
Set up time for hot spot per use
Pay less for wifi only device
A little faster speed
 

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