Sprint overdrive 4g vs MIFI for personal hotspot

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  1. Rasputina

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    I've never had a problem with my 3G connection with AT&T. Hotels are the least of my worries, I always stay at ones that have free wifi and I've never had a problem connecting, I want connection when I'm on the road, out and about without having to find an open hotspot.
     
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    Those hotels that offer the free wifi are going by the wayside. Before too long there will be a fee associated with the wifi at all hotels except the most expensive ones.

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    Personally, I think is the other way around. Wifi is becoming more mainstream that offering free wifi is way of attracting business to people.
     
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    I went with the Spring Overdrive and can connect the iPad while in my classroom. It makes for a great desktop companion while I teach, however, the cost is a bit extreme. The real satisfaction is that up to 5 devices can be connected...
     
  5. Rasputina

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    My personal experience is the complete opposite of that. We used to always have to pay to get access and now free wifi is quite common.
     
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    Is the wifi limited to the lobby area, or just a little bit larger?

    One other fact that I don't think has been mentioned is the security factor.

    If you use the hotel wifi vs your own personal wifi anyone can hack into your info streaming over the airwaves.

    Cya
     
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    Only once was it in the lobby only and that was 4 years ago. I've had free access at every hotel I've stayed at over the last 5 years or so. But I do purposely choose hotels that have access and I don't stay at motel 6. Not to do stay at the Marriott though, well one time I did.
     
  8. stever

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    Exactly.

    And NOT supplying wifi, brands you as a business that does not offer services that the others offer.

    So not supplying wifi, encourages customers to go elsewhere.

    I don't think we are going that direction.
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  9. arshield

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    My experience is that the cheaper the hotel the more likely it is to be free. I travel a fair bit to Chicago where my office is. And if I stay downtown at a nice hotel it is never free, if I stay at a smaller cheaper hotel in the suburbs it is almost always free.

    I went with a 4g wireless hotspot through Clear. I live in Atlanta and travel a lot to Chicago, both have good 4G coverage so I didn't get the dual 3G/4G device because it is an extra $15 a month. Switching my home internet to clear and getting a mobile device was $12 a month more than my comcast cable internet. It is not as fast, but it is still connecting at about 3-4 MB a second download. The upload ranges from 450-900K upload so that is the main weakness.
     
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    My experience is that the cheaper the hotel the more likely it is to be free. I travel a fair bit to Chicago where my office is. And if I stay downtown at a nice hotel it is never free, if I stay at a smaller cheaper hotel in the suburbs it is almost always free.


    This was the point I was trying to make, but wasn't very good at it.

    Thank you!!!

    Cya
     

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