- 05-27-2011, 07:18 PM #2
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I only used for a week but never really had a problem. It cut off once or twice but re-connecting was quick.
I have the same type of issues with an AT&T iPhone (which replaced the TBolt). Wired tether is more reliable.
On a somewhat related note, be VERY careful regarding the amount of data you use. It's easy to get up to 1-2 GB tethered data usage in a week. While Verizon is still "unlimited", they will monitor you.
Again on the iPhone even after being stuck in an airport for 7 hours, I only used about 300MB of data. I'm not sure if AT&T is "less chatty" (after the recent class-action lawsuit was filed they may have changed data usage monitoring), or if the 4G device just pulls more data, more quickly...
- 06-01-2011, 12:42 AM #11
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However, my Verizon Netbook stayed connected the whole time.
Any thoughts I had of dropping my "unlimited data" Netbook for the unusable Mobile Hotspot were thrown out the window...
I called VZW yesterday about "New Every 2" for my Netbook only to find that there are none available...
I was told that I could use a 3G mifi on that account but don't really know what to do now
- 06-05-2011, 10:10 PM #13
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- 06-11-2011, 11:30 AM #15
Aside from what everyone is saying about disconnects, doesn't Verizon whack you with charges for tethering? Or is it a freebie because its built into the Thunderbolt? I came from using a BlackBerry and was told you get charged extra to tether. When tethering my BlackBerry just to see if it worked it would re-direct me to a Verizon page that informed me to call customer service to add this option to my plan. When testing the mobile hotspot on my Thunderbolt I got no such warning or message. Seemed to work ok though. Didn't drop the connection.
- 06-11-2011, 11:37 AM #16