WiFi using MiFi

Discussion in 'iPad Carriers' started by garusll, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. kheldour

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    sure - you can turn your PC/Mac into a wireless hotspot for internet sharing, but that is not the point.

    A typical household will have internet by cable/dsl and will be able to use a typical wireless access point.

    The Mifi (or other similar devices) are for the travelers and business people. When it comes to internet access everywhere where you have GSM (3G) coverage.

    What is the point turning on my pc/mac, enable internet sharing and then turn on my iPad to surf the web??? (ok, I can leave my PC and sit on my sofa)....

    But on my MacBook Pro I would have tabbed browsing, multitasking, etc. so by any means - more comfort.

    And this won't change until Apple releases iPad OS 4.0.

    And when it comes to traveling, you still could use a built-in 3G-modem, or a 3G-stick. BUT both will drain the battery of your main device. NOT with a Mifi-device, as wireless usage typically has not a very big influence on the battery life.

    In comparison for my MacBook Pro 15" - 2.66GHz:

    Battery life:

    only Wifi: 5.5 hours
    3G stick: 2.5 hours

    Mifi battery life: 5 hours.
     
  2. DavidNM

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    Zero dollars?
     
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    Im thinking about getting the one from sprint.. It should definitely work. Just like wifi
     
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    I bought the Verizon MIFI device yesterday. I activated it and was surfing in about 30 minutes. I have been a Mobile Broadband customer for over 5 years. For me is it the best option because I have it setup to connect to my 2 laptops, 2 net books, my Apple Powerbook and my iPad. At home I connect to my wireless network. This way I am always connected whether at home or out and about.
     
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    Thinking about trading in my usb wifi dongle from sprint that I used to connect my laptop and going for the Verizon mifi connection, this way I can use my ipad(no 3g) as well. It's a little more bang for the buck !
     
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    Yeah i was thinking the same thing. I have a no 3G ijpad hut I'm leaning towards the sprint overdrive which supports 4g. Not in my state yet but hopefully soon
     
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    The Major Carriers in the United Kingdom

    For those who are interested, O2, Orange and Vodafone are all in talks with Apple. The news will be edited as it comes in.
     
  9. tpad

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    I returned my MiFi and turned off my AT&T card both today. I went with the Clear 2 on the go set up.

    I got the modem for home use and the USB/clearspot for on the road. The 2 setups will run $82.00 per month.

    I have no other Internet options at my Texas home.

    So far the modem is very fast.
     
  10. kheldour

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    I use the same setup when I'm traveling and it works very well.
     

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