Internet connectivity question for new IPad

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by floorlizard, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. BrennB

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    On the droid I think you need to root it for the hotspot. Not sure.

    I was going to suggest touch pro 2 also
     
  2. CaptKirk

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    Where do you download the root
     
  3. Xandor

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    Recommend u go to droidforums.net. They have a section with information on how to root your phone, install a new rom and add wifi tethering.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  4. AVService

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    OK
    Still do not know what kind of laptop we are talking about here?

    Also it seems to me you are making this harder than it needed to be?
    I just got another iPad with 3G just to do what you are asking about.

    I already have a Verizon MiFi portable hotspot that will fit in a pants pocket but it is so much simpler to have it built-in the iPad that it is silly not to use it.

    For the $15.00 monthly data charge how can you not try this?

    This is exactly what these are made to do.

    Ed
     
  5. floorlizard

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    My laptop is a Compaq. I don't recall the model but it is a cheap one. Also, I inadvertently misquoted my data plan... It is $30/month for 5GB. However, that price is ONLY good if using my Blackberry as a tethered modem AND I am month-to-month (no contract). Not to mention that I am also required to pay another $30/month for the Blackberry access. If I were to purchase the Mifi thing, I would have to purchase the unit, sign a 2-year agreement, pay $60/month for 5GB, and STILL maintain my data plan for my Blackberry. I am not intending to 'make things harder than they have to be'... I just don't see a logical solution. I am to the point of selling the damned thing on EBay because I HATE AT&T and don't understand how they think $25/month for 2-freaking-GB is sufficient. I also don't understand why Apple agreed to it... but that is another conversation for another thread.

    Thanks all!!
     
  6. AVService

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    I also do not like ATT but like Microsoft they seem to be a fact of life for us.

    I was not suggesting you get the MiFi I was saying just use the ATT Data and be happy.

    If you are simply doing order entry I think it may surprise you just how little data that will be?

    It kills me to pay them too but it just another tool to get the job done for me.

    Also I wanted to know the laptop type just to know if it is Win or Mac.

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  7. floorlizard

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    I mentioned the MiFi, more or less, because I THOUGHT that would be the best answer. However, I quickly realized that it wasn't....
    The only concern I have with the 2GB from AT&T is that I am using more than 2GB on my current plan and am ONLY using it for order entry and business related things.

    I was hoping to swap the 16GB 3G for a 64GB WiFi for only slightly more money. However, it looks like my only option is to upgrade the 3G from 16GB to 32 for $100 or to 64 for $200 and use AT&T until another, more practical option, come along...
     
  8. AVService

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    They certainly hit it out of the park with the Data Bait & Switch they sold,no question about it.
    I too feel it is a complete SCAM and a not happy about it but I also realize they knew people would realize the usefulness of the Data and just suck it up.

    It does Suck.
     
  9. BrennB

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    I hang out here: (I am eenieMINI there, moderator for BlackBerry forum) PPCGeeks handles all sorts of smart phones, mostly CDMA radios but there is support for GSM (sim card phones) also.
    Referal for PPCGEEKS from "eenieMINI"

    Check the Android section for your needs. :)
     
  10. muyoso

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    So wait, why aren't you just getting the Evo 4g on Sprint with unlimited data, rooting it, and then using it for a wifi hotspot while having an AMAZING phone?

    It will cost you 70 dollars a month to do that, and if you work for pretty much any big name corporation, you can get a corporate discount which knocks anywhere from 15-25% off of the 70 a month.

    Also, Sprint data is unlimited. People regularly use 50-80 GB a month and never have a problem.
     

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