1. werx's Avatar
    I'm only using my evo as my internet from now on. I got a 25 percent discount and unlimited data which brings my bill way down.3g speeds are decent but 4 g will be coming soon. Best part is I have.mobile internet now.

    BTW Comcast has a 200 gig cap incase anyone knew. Finally makes this phone worth it.
    07-02-2010 05:43 PM
  2. Kedar's Avatar
    Nice. As long as 3g speeds are consistent in your house, seems great.
    07-02-2010 06:43 PM
  3. Torx's Avatar
    once 4g rolls around here in memphis, i'll be ditching comcast as well.
    07-02-2010 07:15 PM
  4. bdarknessb's Avatar
    I ditched my 45/month with Time Warner Cable with 5mbps, and using Evo now, I get about 3mbps at the moment. Just waiting for 4g here in Queens
    07-02-2010 10:20 PM
  5. Flip's Avatar
    Woow is that good??? U guys making me want to cancel my internet provider cause I would save a lot of money
    07-02-2010 10:27 PM
  6. Rudementry's Avatar
    Woow is that good??? U guys making me want to cancel my internet provider cause I would save a lot of money
    More than likely you would not be happy with the results. (unless your internet currently sucks, or you're really getting scammed)
    07-02-2010 10:47 PM
  7. Flip's Avatar
    More than likely you would not be happy with the results. (unless your internet currently sucks, or you're really getting scammed)
    Well I pay for my house phone n internet 60 bucks but I get 10 megs
    07-02-2010 11:03 PM
  8. McPlot's Avatar
    Ok, so when you get out of the house, what happens to everyone else in the house for internet?

    Also, You get 12mb in most areas, and it is being upgraded to even faster speeds. So, if you have cable, the internet is like $43. $30 for the tethering. So you are saving $13 a month and unless you live alone, no one else in the home can use the internet if you are not home. $13 a month is not enough savings for me to drop my speeds down that low. Even though I am set at 12mb, I have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem and get about 20mb. Even at its best, 4G is what, 6mb. That is if you live in a 4G area.

    You make it sound like you are saving a lot of money. But you are not.
    07-03-2010 01:09 AM
  9. werx's Avatar
    Ok, so when you get out of the house, what happens to everyone else in the house for internet?

    Also, You get 12mb in most areas, and it is being upgraded to even faster speeds. So, if you have cable, the internet is like $43. $30 for the tethering. So you are saving $13 a month and unless you live alone, no one else in the home can use the internet if you are not home. $13 a month is not enough savings for me to drop my speeds down that low. Even though I am set at 12mb, I have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem and get about 20mb. Even at its best, 4G is what, 6mb. That is if you live in a 4G area.

    You make it sound like you are saving a lot of money. But you are not.
    $0 for tethering my friend. Also when you say what about people in your house when you leave - I counter with what about YOUR computer when you leave. I take my laptop around and its nice to just hook it up and have internet wherever. Laptop + free evo tethering > fast cable.
    07-03-2010 01:21 AM
  10. wrecklass's Avatar
    Just to clarify a number of things. Comcasts cap is 250GB/month.

    At my current 20mbps speeds with Comcast I have never come close to using a fifth of that, and we do a lot of gaming and video online.

    At 4 to 6mbps speeds of the Sprint 4G network our gaming latency would become unbearable. And downloading video would be much too slow.

    Do what you like, but I suspect you won't be happy with the results.

    --
    Sent from my EVO 4G with Tapatalk
    07-03-2010 01:31 AM
  11. werx's Avatar
    You say "our" latency. If you have roommates this is not a solution. I am talking about living by yourself. Also if you are an addict gamer this is also not a fix.
    07-03-2010 01:33 AM
  12. McPlot's Avatar
    $0 for tethering my friend. Also when you say what about people in your house when you leave - I counter with what about YOUR computer when you leave. I take my laptop around and its nice to just hook it up and have internet wherever. Laptop + free evo tethering > fast cable.
    Ok, so you run the hack to do the tethering without paying Sprint. Fine and dandy. But when you leave home, it there not anyone left behind that may want to get onto the internet? I can see this as an option for someone who lives alone and does not care on how slow their internet speed is. Then online gaming. I know there are people who say they have no issues with it, but since wireless internet services started, lag was always an issue with those type of services. Microwave, statalites, cell, and there is a few more, I just don't remember them.

    Do what you want. It is a free country. But I would rather keep my 20mb down and 4mb up on Comcast, with 1 PC, 2 Laptops, an Xbox 360, and a Wii online. Not just one at a time. Even if I manage to hack the WiFi in the Evo, everyone else would be upset every time I left the house. They would also be very upset on how slow their connection is and how much lag in the games. And as for the Comcast 250gb cap. I at most got to 100gb once. I am normally at about 45gb a month. I am not sure how they measure it, but it seems to be a bit on the low end. Which is good.

    Also, Comcast has ALWAYS had the 250gb cap. They just did not tell anyone. If you used 250gb, you would get a call and an email from Comcast telling you that you are using too much data and they may shut you off for abusing the network. So if you never got one of those calls/emails you never went over 250gb.
    07-03-2010 05:24 AM
  13. Gekko's Avatar
    Comcast = $20/month = fast cable broadband

    Sprint 4G Hotspot = $30/month = not as fast
    07-03-2010 06:24 AM
  14. tn_friend's Avatar
    once 4g rolls around here in memphis, i'll be ditching comcast as well.
    I wonder how soon 4G will be available in the Memphis area?...it isn't mentioned in any upcoming cities
    07-03-2010 09:16 AM
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