View Poll Results: What tethering option will you use
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29.99 Sprint Mobile Hotspot
Wifi tethering for Rooted Devices
pdanet or other usb tethering
Other : please elaborate
Who is gonna bite the bullet and pay for Wifi Tethering
I have been surveying the options and I dont see any verification that even the available wifi tethering for rooted devices allow more than one computer to tether at once. I don't like it, but I just might have to pay the 30$ for the 8 person wifi tethering. I was curious who else, of those who need tethering for more than one device, were gonna pay the Fee. I currently pay 85$ a month for a minimal iPhone plan and can tether multiple devices with MyWi from Cydia. I like it because when I go to the lake with friends we can bring laptops and surf the net/stream music, albeit with the crappy latency my phone has, out at Lake Mead. That is the first thing I am doing when I get an EVO, running out to Lake Mead and seeing if I can get 3G out there. I live in a 4G market, but it doesnt extend to the lake.
The biggest reason I want wifi tethering is so that me and a friend can have internet regardless of where we go, since most places don't offer free wifi. I find that hacking all of the Sprint 2Wire DSL routers is getting boring . Also, does anyone know of a cellular booster that will work on the EVO?
EDIT: http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/cell-phone/b32e/ or http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/9823/ seem to only boost as high as 1.9ghz. Spring 4G is 2.5ghz right?
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As stated, I don't really want to pay the fee, but I need an option that will allow me to tether two laptops at once.
- 05-23-2010, 09:27 PM #9
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If I get it , it'll be for just me or the wife , not both.
Since we go and visit family alot it would be awesome to have my own source of intrawebz instead of mooching off unsuspecting locals.
Not too mention I could bring my 360 n ps3 to hotels and be able to sign in too both and maybe play some online to boot.
But I be darned if 30 is really pushing it for tethering .
- 05-23-2010, 10:06 PM #10
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If it was $10 (EVO tax) plus another $10 for tethering, I'd bite. I just won't use it enough to justify more.
If I had enough use to justify a $60 laptop adapter, then the $30 for the EVO hotspot would be a bargain. But with the EVO, I'll have even less need to actually use my laptop than I do now
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- 05-24-2010, 12:17 AM #16
I travel 6-7 times a year. I usually have to pay $12 -15 per night for internet that only works in room and not meeting rooms. Also sometimes pay at airports. The cost for hotspot and what usually pay hotels per year is about equal so i will pay the fee and will also be able to use whenever.
- 05-24-2010, 12:21 AM #17
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I have used PDAnet for years. I sent them an email about swithching over from Palm and they sent me back a discount link to purchase a full Android version. I do tether my laptop when on business travel. So I will wait for the wifi feature when it's hacked or Sprint gives it for free. Other than that I am set when I get my EVO
- 05-24-2010, 12:25 AM #18
i think most people are going to drop thier aircards and pick this up. why not save $30 per month and get unlimited 3g and 4g? (unlimited 3g is a benefit of the hotspot package)Galaxy Note 3 - it's only too big because you're too small...
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