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Old 07-24-2013, 10:56 AM
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Does any company still offer unlimited wireless Internet for laptops? My parents are vacation in there rv and want some kind of hotspot so they can use there laptop.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:01 PM
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Your only chance for that would have been an older unlimited data plan AND you had tethering grandfathered with it. Most if not all carriers never had an unlimited plan for hotspots and most if not all carriers would remove your grandfathered unlimited data plan if you added tethering.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:13 PM
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Clear still offers unlimited wimax using a hotspot or laptop with a intel wimax card. Coverage isn't the best, so they should verify they will be covered before signing up.
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Old 07-24-2013, 2:40 PM
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One of my engineers have the old unlimited data plan and he hacked an Android phone to allow tethering. Supposed to be pretty easy to hack the Android phone to allow this.

On the other hand, if they're on a vacation with the RV, ask them not to spend too much time on the internet.
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PDAnet still work?

Maybe not SSL sites?

Many cell providers actually look for some info a browser send out whern visiting web pages in the middle of the transmission, and may charge you more for tethering without a tethering plan.

I understand T-Mobile 's new plans offer 500MB/month of tethering included, but I don't know about others...
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PDAnet still work?

Maybe not SSL sites?

Many cell providers actually look for some info a browser send out whern visiting web pages in the middle of the transmission, and may charge you more for tethering without a tethering plan.

I understand T-Mobile 's new plans offer 500MB/month of tethering included, but I don't know about others...
Many cell providers like who? I've had my rooted thunderbolt since it came out and tether it all the time. I've even told Verizon it's rooted and that I tether it and they don't give a crap.
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PDAnet still works with SSL on most phones without root.
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Old 07-24-2013, 3:51 PM
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PDAnet still works with SSL on most phones without root.
On AT&T with PDAnet without issues.

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Old 07-24-2013, 4:28 PM
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Most of the camp sites they are going to will have wifi. But it's spotty since I have been to a few places with them. None of them have smartphones, trying to get them to at least get one of them so they will have some wireless Internet.
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Old 07-24-2013, 4:29 PM
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you can always buy a prepaid hotspot. target, walmart, radioshack... bunch of stores carry them.
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Old 07-25-2013, 5:57 AM
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Many cell providers like who? I've had my rooted thunderbolt since it came out and tether it all the time. I've even told Verizon it's rooted and that I tether it and they don't give a crap.
Are you on LTE?
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Old 07-25-2013, 6:56 AM
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I second pdanet if you can. I have a droid bionic (unrooted) with unlimited internet and i use the wifi hotspot all of the time. It works great!
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I'm surprised no one has mention MyFi. I've used a friend's when traveling and it works pretty seamless.

http://store.truconnect.com/devices/...FYN_QgodRBYAKg
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I'm surprised no one has mention MyFi. I've used a friend's when traveling and it works pretty seamless.

http://store.truconnect.com/devices/...FYN_QgodRBYAKg
3.9 cents per megabyte? Ouch! That's $40/gb. I guess if you just do very casual web surfing and don't stream.

I don't do much streaming on my phone, but I do some. A couple of Youtube videos, a Netflix show or movie every other week, and an Audible book per month. I average 2gb/mo, and that's just for me, just for my phone usage (the majority is via home or work wifi, with 200-300mb/s on cell service, but still).

I guess you gotta do what you gotta do, but not having unlimited would really be painful - almost as bad as dial-up. Our household averages 150gb/mo (100gb on the low side, 200gb on the high side, but mostly right around 150gb/mo). But that's with no TV other than streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime, but still, that's what we're used to.
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TMobile sells MyFi for pay as you go. $30 for 3Gb.

Or tether to your phone...
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McDonalds has free WiFi....big mac , fries, coke too while your at it! Cheers.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:48 PM
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Check clear. They have mobile hotspot devices for $35-$50 per month unlimited. Can attach 8 clients at a time (laptops, phones, roku, whatever... no hacking req).

No contract so if it doesn't work at the location you can cancel.

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Old 08-22-2013, 4:18 PM
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t-mobile plans have unlimited internet and tethering now. I have two lines on my family plan so the third device is only $10 per month for 500mb 4G and rest on 3G unlimited. You can pay more to have more data on 4G but I don't find it useful. Plus android phones now on t-mobile allows for tethering without additional software. The problem is will you get reception with t-mobile in more rural places. It's a crap shoot since I've been out in Nebraska on US80 and Verizon didn't have service while t-mobile did.
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