I know I'm probably alone here on this one...but I'm still stuck with my Blackberry Tour World Edition until my Htc Evo 4G phone drops this summer. Soooo wish I could tether my iPad to my Bberry!
Let the "just attach a string" jokes begin! - LoL
Just in case anyone missed my thread, the MyWi no rock app is busted in the new Spirit release. You cannot buy it and a warning message pops up.
I had some nice success with the palm pre. I am on the sprint network so I had to find a wireless hotspot app (very easy to do, just google it). But it should just pick up and run on verizon, with the pre plus supporting a built in hotspot.
I found most of the pre info at precentral.net.
Fun part of the pre is the little slip case they give you. a little creative hole punching allows the pre to work as a video camera you can wear around your neck (since the last update), not to mention you can be a roaming mobile hotspot. Sprint also gives unlimited downloads over the pre under the everything plan.
and no, I do not work for sprint. just like the company and the service. iPhone got screwed on att. Just a fact. Great phone (amazing phone) ass service.
I returned my Verizon MiFi for a Sprint Overdrive (not only because WiMAX is coming to my area in a few months).
I pondered jailbreaking my iPhone for tethering (I had tethering working without the JB until AT&T patched the carrier update).
Ultimately however, I found the utility of having an independant device that would work with up to (5) WiFi-capable systems connected at the same time while not getting dropped when I get a phone call quite nice.
And of course the Overdrive has a removeable battery so even though it is only rated at a 3.5 hour life I can carry a few of them.
I chose this as well over the iPad 3G because first, I'm not locked onto AT&Ts network (which is horrible for 3G data in NYC).
Second, 4G is around the corner for all major carriers and now I just need to update my $50 modem as opposed to having spent the extra $130 on a 3G radio I won't use in under a year.
Third, I do need to have multiple devices online at times.
Fourth, I don't want the 3G bandwidth limitations Apple/AT&T are imposing on streaming apps.
I'm still on 3.1.2 with my iPhone 3G so my MiWi still works great so far. Only crappy part is that it does sucks battery very quickly and if you turn off the wifi broadcasting, you'll have to reset you iPhone if you want to use the wifi again or the iPad can't seem to get any signal from it anymore.
Other that, it's been a life saver here. Matter of fact I'm on it right now while typing up this post on my iPad. The wifi at this hotel totally sucks and my 3G tethering flies here. :)
my Huawei E5830 Mifi arrived today and after a few minutes of configuring I used it the first time today to get my Wifi-iPad online on 3G. ;)
I have been tethering my iPad with my iPhone using MyWi and it works great! As a test, I was able to stream Neflix while taking a trip in the car. I JB all my devices the minute I get them and if I have an issue, restore them to factory settings if I have a problem and it needs to go back to Apple.
I'm also using an external Bluetooth gps by loading roqygps.