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Verizon offering FREE mobile wifi hot spot

Discussion in 'iPad Carriers' started by jaycidy, Jun 17, 2010.

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    if you buy the Palm Pre or Palm Pixi smartphone..

    which was enough for me, the phone was reduced to just $50

    i'm going to upgrade later on today.

    i hear it works great with the ipad, which is a life saver for me for not getting the 3G.

    sorry if i'm late on this, wasn't sure if a thread was made already.
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    My fiance switched from the BB Tour to the Palm Pre Plus, and she loves it. I use it as a WiFi hotspot, and it does work great. I also have a Droid Incredible coming my way (eventually) and i will do the same with that. A little advice, while tethering, keep the phone on the charger. Also, the phone gets very hot when it's being used as a hotspot. You should like the phone though. It's a lot better than I expected it to be. Good luck.
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    you can do the same with a droid?

    i didnt know that, i asked them at verizon about it and they said no..

    the palm does work great though, only problem is that i'm in a really small town in new mexico so it runs kinda slow, probably better then what i'd get from at&t though

    hell i dont even think at&t has coverage out here!

    thanks for the tip though, i'll try to leave it on the charger and see how it runs.
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    Yes for free...unlike what Verizon is offering.
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    I believe that for now you need to be rooted on android devices to use them as wifi hotspots, or you can use PDAnet. But with Froyo OS coming, i believe there will be tethering. I'm sure there are others here that know more than me about it.
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    If you have a rooted Android Phone just download "Wifi Tether" and you're good to go. Also you can't use PDANet to connect your iPad to your phone as it requires a usb connection for Android devices.
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    Palm Hot Spot works great

    I have a Palm Pre Plus from Verizon and am sitting at a bar in the Houston airport as I write this on my MacBookPro. My iPad is also connected.

    If you have a Droid (I had a Moto Droid before the Palm), your will need to root it and then download Barnacle from the App Store. It works as a wifi tether and works great with the iPad.
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    There is tethering in Froyo (I have Froyo installed on my Droid), but I'm pretty sure Verizon will want to charge the typical 15$ monthly tethering charge like they do every other phone that has the capability.

    I rooted my droid and had WiFi tethering under 10 minutes. :D Later that same day I took 20 minutes, and installed Froyo 2.2 ;)
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    Did you get wifi tethering to work with froyo on your droid?
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    Yeap, Barnacle wifi works fine....
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    Blackberry can't do this natively, but a $35 Cradlepoint PHS300 gives me a 4-device hot spot via my Storm 2. Newest firmware supports most EVDO (and GSM) phones.
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    And where did you find the cradlepoint for $35?

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