4G Hotspot

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  1. AlexisW

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    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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    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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    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!
     
  6. AlexisW

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    YIKES!

    Are you serious!?

    I just do web browsing and email.
     
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    2gb would be close. Depends on use
     
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    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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    If you fit a wifi card it should work. A laptop already has the capability built in.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     

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