How long do you guys tether for on avg?

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  1. razorseal

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    I'm just curious how regularly some people tether here... an hour a day? all day? some of you might even use your droid as your main internet source at your house instead of cable/dsl...

    I'm just curious
     
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    i only use it for when im in my room (3rd floor on my house) bc my wireless router wont reach ~1 hr or so

    but my friend also does it and uses it as his main internet source and even to play WOW
     
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    I tether my laptop at work, as a lot of good stuff is blocked there. I'll leave it plugged in all day with no problems and hot connecting/disconnecting is no problem at all. I love it!
     
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    from the reviews it looks like it's a rarely used thing... yet we want it so bad...
     
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    Well I don't use tethering all that often, only if I'm in a place without wifi, but its definitely a nice feature to have. And most of the time instead of using my laptop for internet, I find myself just using my Droid anyway.
     
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    i use it often but not quite as often when im at work. since im block from downloading roms :D. i turn it on and i just go go go. LOL also use it at places like starbucks when i need to do presentation that requires internet demonstration of stuff or retrieve files. :) comes in handy if anything.
     
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    it is my only internet connection i have so i use it all the time.
     
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    How long does it last you guys? how is the uptime? does it go down alot?
     
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    I use it at work, 10 hours a day, it will occasionally go offline, but I think this is just because the signal in the building is not always that strong. Two clicks on the laptop and it's back online, never a problem.
     
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    I use it for work from time to time when I have no connection available , when I'm at a friend's house where the internet sucks and occasionally to tether my neighbors when the internet is down :))
     
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    I am on hour 1 of a 7 hour trip home from Universal/MGM and I'm tethering right now...

    it's also my home internet.... I don't use it for WoW or anything, but I also didn't use my $50/month home internet for that. So why pay $50 more a month for the same thing I get for free from the droid?

    I do use it a lot, and exclusively....

    def one of the selling points for me...
     
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    I use tether for internet access when in airports that charge for WiFi and then usually for less than an hour at a time. There is no WiFi or high-speed internet access at my mother's house so when I visit her (a few days at a time), I tether three or 4 times a day for about 1/2 hour at a time.

    Once in a blue moon, I will disconnect the laptop from the company network and tether for a few minutes to handle some personal email access.
     
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