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    Question 4G Hotspot

    With the new iPad having a built-in hotspot, will I be able to use it for my HP laptop?

    Verizon is including free hotspot use in the plans for the iPad.

    I currently have Hughesnet for my home Internet access, which is expensive - $75/month.

    This way I can get rid of Hughesnet and use the hotspot when I need to use the laptop.

    Anybody have info on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexisW
    With the new iPad having a built-in hotspot, will I be able to use it for my HP laptop?

    Verizon is including free hotspot use in the plans for the iPad.

    I currently have Hughesnet for my home Internet access, which is expensive - $75/month.

    This way I can get rid of Hughesnet and use the hotspot when I need to use the laptop.

    Anybody have info on this?
    Pretty sure you'd blow through your data limit pretty quick using it as your home internet.

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    My Hughesnet account is for 250mb and it's more than enough. Wouldn't this still be the case using 4G?

    Due to Hughesnet being satellite, latency is a big problem. There's no cable out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexisW
    My Hughesnet account is for 250mb and it's more than enough. Wouldn't this still be the case using 4G?

    Due to Hughesnet being satellite, latency is a big problem. There's no cable out here.
    You could go through 250mb on 4g in 5 minutes. I do a few gb a month on my 4g phone.

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    I hope you have looked into the Verizon model. Verizon models of ipad2 3g do not have a removable sim card, thus if you travel you cannot buy a sim for the area or country you're visiting and I have heard not many countries support the Verizon model which has the 3G built in. I haven't heard about the Verizon ipad3 4g model but it might be an idea to check this out first.
    Just a thought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidHAM View Post
    You could go through 250mb on 4g in 5 minutes. I do a few gb a month on my 4g phone.
    YIKES!

    Are you serious!?

    I just do web browsing and email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexisW

    YIKES!

    Are you serious!?

    I just do web browsing and email.
    2gb would be close. Depends on use

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    Quote Originally Posted by leelai View Post
    I hope you have looked into the Verizon model. Verizon models of ipad2 3g do not have a removable sim card, thus if you travel you cannot buy a sim for the area or country you're visiting and I have heard not many countries support the Verizon model which has the 3G built in. I haven't heard about the Verizon ipad3 4g model but it might be an idea to check this out first.
    Just a thought!
    Thanks, but, that's nothing that I need to worry about.

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    Would the hotspot from the iPad be able to be used by a Windows PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexisW
    Would the hotspot from the iPad be able to be used by a Windows PC?
    If you fit a wifi card it should work. A laptop already has the capability built in.

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