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02-05-2013 11:34 AM
LouBomb Mmm maybe.. Idk I've been doing it since the 3GS via USB.. Now I do it via wifi and still no issues lol when i travel I use about 3-4 gigs a weekend.. My avg a month is 8-10 gigs... My wife has simple mobile now, and in a month she used 12 gigs lol so far no issues.. As far as why so much data- we stream a lot..


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02-05-2013 11:28 AM
wag4513 If you have a broadband dongle you should be able to use the wireless router to allow your smart phone to connect through wireless and save your minutes. This way you can use Pandora or other streaming media without using up your cell minutes.
01-29-2013 05:30 PM
gkirk
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Originally Posted by LouBomb View Post
Jailbreak ur iPhone.... And you can activate ur hotspot without being charged... But if you use up too much data they will throttle you.. Aka slow ur speeds...


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Its possible to detect that the traffic going into the iphone is being routed out to other devices via sharing. My understanding is that they look for this traffic and just charge you whatever ass-raping they charge for making your iphone into a hotspot. I think the price is currently something like your first-born.
01-29-2013 05:17 PM
LouBomb Jailbreak ur iPhone.... And you can activate ur hotspot without being charged... But if you use up too much data they will throttle you.. Aka slow ur speeds...


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01-29-2013 05:00 PM
Dysan911
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Originally Posted by zehkaiser View Post
I use bluetooth to give my car an internet connection from my phone. When people want to use the Wi-Fi, I tell them the passphrase. This way, they don't have to go through the hassle of setting up a bluetooth connection to my phone, and I don't have to destroy the battery in my phone making it a Wi-Fi hotspot.
How do you do that? I have an Iphone5 and AT&T charges a monthly fee so that I can turn my phone into a hotspot. If I can connect my LTE data to the car and utilize the car as a hotspot instead that would be pretty kick aZZ!
01-29-2013 04:11 PM
moocows42
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Built-in web browser!? Lincoln?
That's the part that interested me. It looks like they intended more to be done with the wireless connection but haven't implemented it yet that I'm aware of.
01-29-2013 03:57 PM
PratoN
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WiFi signal receiver for in-car Internet access and available
built-in web browser for use when vehicle is in Park.
Built-in web browser!? Lincoln?
01-29-2013 03:24 PM
zehkaiser I use bluetooth to give my car an internet connection from my phone. When people want to use the Wi-Fi, I tell them the passphrase. This way, they don't have to go through the hassle of setting up a bluetooth connection to my phone, and I don't have to destroy the battery in my phone making it a Wi-Fi hotspot.
01-28-2013 03:57 PM
Billp1 I don't have a phone that provides internet. I have a Virgin air wi fi pay as you go receiver. When we go on a trip I buy minutes to use as needed. With the hot spot my wife and I can use our lap tops and IPad in the car. We only use a few times a year so maybe we spend forty dollars on internet minutes. Our cell is a basic service and we buy 1000 minutes with no monthly plan. Last year we only used 200 minutes. Bottom line for what we spend a year for cell and wi fi is maybe $150..

At home we have our network which is all we need most of the time. Great to be retired.
01-28-2013 03:15 PM
moocows42 I remember seeing this when I was trying to figure out why you could connect your car to a wireless access point. On page 11 of This

It says this:

" WiFi signal receiver for in-car Internet access and available
built-in web browser for use when vehicle is in Park.
Internet connectivity via USB broadband modem turning
vehicle into mobile hot spot for passengers while vehicle is in
motion.
Available RSS reader with feeds programmed by driver,
updated during WiFi connection and read aloud by text-tovoice
capability."
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