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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    When I'm at work on lunch breaks (like right now, as a matter of fact!) is about the only time I Tether, unless my internet goes down at home, which is next to never.
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    I'll tell you guys what. When I first got PDANet I used it a lot at work (they are funny about us using company computers for personal use, but they don't care at all if you bring in your own device). After the novelty wore off, I really only use it when I have to do something on the internet that requires a PC. The Droid is so awesome that I can do 95% of the things I want to do on the phone itself.

    If the keyboard was like a BB keyboard, I don't know that I'd really tether at all. The only time I really need the PC is when I'm typing out a long email or message board post. My hand cramps up on those on the Droid.
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    It's my exclusive internet access at home, but since I have a good connection at work all day, looking at my computer is the last thing I want to do at home.

    So even with it being my only access I would have to say I use it about a total of 1-2 hrs a week. With an occasional night thrown in there where I'll surf for several hours researching or reading.

    Nothing data intensive
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    Very rarely do I tether. And when I do, it's usually wifi tether for my brothers with their iPod touches. They think it's the coolest thing in the world. Little need for me to tether to a computer -- my Droid can do almost anything it can. :)
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    Can you still use your phones while tethering?
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    No.

    Extra characters.
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    I tether all day at work. Our computers are heavily monitored and filtered. I have a non-networked computer that I connect to and I go through 3-4GB per month.
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    I use it at the cottage full 3g signal, no cable or dsl. my wifes laptop, my laptop and friends itouch typically few hours over the weekend.
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