can droid x be my home internet connection?

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  1. newoldtymer

    newoldtymer New Member

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    I was reading about the Droid X and its 3G mobile hotspot, how it can be associated with up to five wi-fi devices, how it can be hooked up to a tv to stream hi def, etc. etc.

    With a Droid X and a Verizon unlimited data plan, can i finally get rid of my at&t dsl and, in effect, make Verizon my home connection to the internet? It seems do-able based upon the phone's specs, but, what I'm asking is, is the data stream good enough that one kid can stream Netflix while another kid is on Facebook while my wife is shopping on Amazon while I am blah blah blah.

    In short, what is the true Mbps data transfer rate on the Droid X with a Verizon unlimited data plan?

    Thanks for your expertise!
     
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    i don't know that it would really be as fast as you need and keep in mind that it's actually quite expensive to use the 3g mobile hotspot. it's an additional $20 for something like 5gb and then i think $10 a gig after that. i don't remember the specifics but it aint cheap.
     
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    And I would ask as a fellow Verizon user, if you're considering doing this, please do it under the paid hotspot plan. Rooting and replacing your home internet in the method you are proposing is exactly the kind of thing that kicks the Verizon hornet's nest against rooters and creates issues with data charges and possible lockdowns by Verizon.
     
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    No. Average speeds are around 1 mbps.
     
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    Speed depends on your signal, i usually get about 1.2mb/s

    Download the speedtest app and run a test to find out.

    Also, don't forget, if you get a call in the middle of all that streaming, its going to come to a halt. Not to mention, you will have to be around for the internet to work, and you'll have to keep your phone plugged in streaming all that data.
     
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    it probably wouldnt be fast enough to do more then just web browsing
     
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    no, with thunderbolt you could.
     
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    Seems to be a cool idea, but doesn't seem to be worth it.
     
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    I used to play Xbox live on mine, but maybe its just the area I'm in that I get great 3g speeds.

    Moto Droid / S.S. 5.2
     
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    Average speeds are about 2Mbps down and if your lucky 1Mbps up. Your internet will be very slow with multiple users on that connection.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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  12. newoldtymer

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    okay, thanks to all. you've been very helpful. :)
     
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