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Mifi /wifi suggestions

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Gmenfan83, Apr 3, 2011.

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    Hey guys ,can anyone suggest a good mifi or wifi service or something of the sort for when im out of my home and school wifi range since i have a wifi only ipad2,thanks guys.
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    Perhaps. But you will get more accurate answers, if you mention in what country and area you live.

    If you happen to live in the US, than Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all offer mifi's, so you need to find out which one covers your area and if it happens to be more then one provider compare them.
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    thank you lol did not realize i did not provide vital info ,,,i live in the U.S in Tampa Fla,
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    Suggest you look at one first. Mine was designed by a sadist with tiny fingers.
    Hopefully more modern ones are better.
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    I should add they do work well so don't be put off......
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    I'm using a Zoom (4506?) that I got from Amazon for ~$70. It runs on battery or external power and can be either plugged into a modem or us a USB air card. I also saw a stand-alone for ~$150, but I already have an air card.
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    If you have an Iphone 4 you can Teather from it and use the phones internet with the latest update. though not sure if it works with your carrier.
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    thank you ,,,i have a droid x with verizon and i may just use their tether service ,,,it is like $30 for one and i need it for both my girl and i so i was thinking there may be a cheaper service wherew we can tether to both but i doubt it as $60 a month is not too bad
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    ah ok, yeah all depends on the phone, as here we can have up to 5 people on the one phone teather. for no extra charge.

    not sure about where you are but here we also have a device with sim card that allows multipul people wifi connect to it.

    there should be plently of non expencive options for you, hard to name them though from here :)

    hope that was of some help
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    well thank you my friend and i wish we were able to have 5 devices on FREE tether ,,this is a paid service and im not sure if any of you follow the rooted droids /android forums or anything but vzw and other carriers and also at&t are laying down the law and tightening up on people who steal this feature ,,i agree with them that its stealing but i wish it wasnt so expensive ,,,thank you all for your suggestions and i will search around for the best deal:D
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    Go with the Sprint Overdrive and you can get 4g speeds in a lot of major cities including Tampa and 3G in other areas. Speed on 4g is awesome.
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    If you eat a lot of data verzion mifi is $80 for 10 gigs hate the price but unless you are grandfathered in for unlimited it's the most I've seen for the money
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    i am grandfathered in with unlimited data ,,,at least for now ,i have been with verizon for ten years so i may go that route,,,thank you all for your input and suggestions
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    I am now using the 4G Samsung SCH-LC11 from verizon. I have just received it so not sure the reliability yet. But right now it is very fast.
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    Thanks for the great input!:D
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    I have a samsung epic and had it rooted for $20 over the weekend, works wonderfully. I use the tethering for my ipad and laptop. I will be canceling my dsl on the 15th, and saving $50 a month.
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    I am trying to find out which is the best out of two I have been reading about,Cradlepoint or Sapido,Amazon has good prices on both. Anyone have any views on these two.


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    i had my Droid x rooted ,,running roms etc and used the tether but it seems vzw may have caught on so i layed off
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    Sprint is unlimited when you are on 4G and you have 5 gigs on 3G. Works well for me and more places are going live all the time with the faster speeds.
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    I have Verizon MiFi. My job bought 2 for us. It is black and has a clear case. The battery is removable. Works as USB or stand alone wifi. When I got my iPad I already had it. I put it on my belt loop and in my pocket. People probably assume I'm on 3G since I have the 3G model. The only prob is the big difference in battery life. The MiFi is about 4 hours.

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