1. AC Question's Avatar
    I am thinking of using the 'phone instead of a mobile broadband dongle.
    02-18-2015 12:17 PM
  2. Jong Lourney's Avatar
    I don't think so, maybe just for the battery, if it's not charging it would drain pretty fast.
    02-18-2015 04:45 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Tethering is exactly as taxing as using the phone. If the device you're tethering is downloading a file, it's the same as the phone downloading the file. If the device is viewing a web page, it's the same as the phone viewing that page. (The tethering software, the hotspot, uses power, but saving a file on a tethered laptop doesn't use the phone's battery, saving it on the phone does, so it's about a wash. Same with viewing on a laptop screen with the phone screen off, or viewing on the phone screen.)

    The only difference is getting into trouble if your carrier and your plan don't allow tethering.
    02-19-2015 06:11 PM

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