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    Default Which would you do get plan or go Mifi

    I have a Mifi unit and cannot decide whether to sell it and get a data plan for a new Galaxy Tab or get the Tab without the plan and use my MIFI. I want to sell my new 32 Gig iPad and buy the Galaxy Tab. My wife will be getting a Playbook which will run off of her phone via Bluetooth or wifi so I dont want to leave her without a connection. But she can use the Bluetooth. Decisions, decisions.
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    Personally, I got the tab specifically so I wouldn't have to carry around extra devices. The real question is, is there a difference in cost between your MiFi and the Tab Data plan.

    Also, choose your carrier carefully, each carrier has a different version of the tab, with different capabilities. As far as I can tell, the T-Mo tab is the most 'capable', (no crippled bluetooth, front and rear cameras, though it is missing the Divx VOD capability), but obviously the choice is up to you!
    Probably posted from my Samsung Galaxy Tab
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    Now if you did this, could you use the wifi with your gmail and still use the Gmail on your phone? So kind of like dual gmail use even if your just using wifi on the tab and then gmail over the network on your phone?
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    The cost would be the same if I went data plan on the Tab vs Tab on MIFI but I am like you I dont like carrying another device. The real question is will my wife ever be stuck while using her upcoming Playbook with no service since she has AT&T and it is not the best in my area when she pairs with her Torch.
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    I have the VZ MIFI and want to know if I bought a Tab from T-Mobile or Sprint will I be forced to buy a plan or could I just get it without a plan and hook it up with my VZ MIFI?
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    You can use the Tab via WiFi on your MiFi


    Quote Originally Posted by CSI Guy View Post
    I have the VZ MIFI and want to know if I bought a Tab from T-Mobile or Sprint will I be forced to buy a plan or could I just get it without a plan and hook it up with my VZ MIFI?
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    I got the TMO Tab and will now ditch my VZW MiFi since I can use the Tab as a local hotspot from the Tab same as the MiFi, the battery is better and if I am not in a go TMO service area I can use my dINC as a hotspot.

    Oh and with TMO data you get free use of all TMO hotspots.


    Quote Originally Posted by CSI Guy View Post
    The cost would be the same if I went data plan on the Tab vs Tab on MIFI but I am like you I dont like carrying another device. The real question is will my wife ever be stuck while using her upcoming Playbook with no service since she has AT&T and it is not the best in my area when she pairs with her Torch.
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    Does the Verizon Tab have a Hot Spot also?
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    I have an EVO, and just got a Tab a couple weeks ago. I got rid of my MiFi, because I can turn on the hotspot on my EVO when I want, and shut it off when I want. I also use WiFi at home and work for my Tab, so I rarely use the cellular connection.
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    Right now I have the mifi (about a year left on the contract), the evo with hotspot and the Tab, so I'm in wifi heaven I guess. Plus the Tab is rooted and I have barnacle on that.

    I lent the mifi to a friend this weekend, and I'm finding the hotspot not nearly as 'strong' as the mifi was. On mifi I can/am on every day almost 24/7 without any issues -- my signal never seems to fail.

    On hotspot, it is up and down all the time. And I can't seem to get more than two devices connected even tho I believe it is supposed to connect with up to 8 devices, right? I'm trying to 'power' two computers, one printer and my TAB with the hotspot -- that should be do-able I think. It is so slow that I divided the computers -- one to the hotspot and one to barnacle on tab.

    I don't understand the science of wifi and hotspots enough to even know what to ask about this --- I guess I'll start with -- how can this be?
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    I went ahead and returned the Mifi and got the Tab. What a nice machine.
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    So can you get the tablet and not have a data plan and just use wifi or no? Not to sound stupid but what is Mifi? I've heard of it before and am guessing it's some type of mobile wifi I don't know. I would love to just buy the galaxy tab and use wifi. But it's only 7 inches right no 10 inch version? My EVO is 4.3 so I really want a 10 inch screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by CSI Guy View Post
    I went ahead and returned the Mifi and got the Tab. What a nice machine.

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