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Thread: Will hotspot/tethering work for me?

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    Will hotspot/tethering work for me?

    I am asking here on the Inc2 forum so any info will maybe closely apply to my situation.

    I am just pondering the possibility of using my phone as the modem for my home network. Right now I have a pc and a laptop running off a gateway to Mediacom cable high speed at 10 whatevers.

    I live in a small town far from city lights, where Verizon's 4G doesn't exist even if the Inc2 was designed for it. Their 3G works well at my house but not constant in town.

    I'm not looking to fly undercover... if I pay Verizon the mobile hotspot charge and stop cable internet, what kind of changes can I expect in the performance of my home network? How close will my phone have to be to the other computers for connection? Does an incoming call disrupt the hotspot connection, etc.?

    Any thoughts/input/experiences appreciated very much. Thanks.

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    Be careful
    I havent got mine to work yet then i saw a review about using heaps of mbps broadband usage but not sure if they talking about same thing as it mentioned appropriate news. But once they got it started they could not turn off
    Suggest do research first
    I think of getting use dongle via big pond Australian $80 up front then $30/mth

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    I wouldn't rely on this if you depend on almost-always-up internet. It will be flakey from time to time.

    You can check out the free demo of PdaNet: PdaNet -- USB Tether/Bluetooth DUN for Android
    This will give you some idea of how your phone will act as a wifi hotspot if you were to active the feature through Verizon.

    You can also root it and install CyanogenMod (for free) and you will have wifi hotspot forever, for free. As long as you don't consume enough data to freak Verizon out about over-using 'unlimited data', you should be ok. How much is too much? I can't answer that. I'd guess >2GB/month.

    Good luck!

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