1. HeyCori's Avatar
    Whether you're grandfathered in or it's part of your data package, do you tether on a regular basis?

    I recently got back from vacation in Florida and I was surprised at how often I needed to tether my phone to my tablet. I only have the 1GB mobile share on AT&T (lame, I know) so I have to be careful about streaming video. Still managed to squeeze in a few hours of web browsing and only managed to blow through 400MBs of data. Tethering came in real handy at the hotel because they wanted to charge me $25 to use their wifi. Plus 3 out of the 4 cities I stayed in had LTE (the other had 4G).
    06-20-2013 04:56 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    I would if it came with Straight Talk. I used it a lot when I was with Virgin Mobile awhile back.
    06-20-2013 05:00 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No, because I have WiFi at the places where I take my laptops. I haven't stayed in a hotel in a long time, but the last one I stayed at had free WiFi.
    06-20-2013 09:50 PM
  4. scottcraft's Avatar
    I tether at work. Mainly to download books to my Kindle since there is no wife available there.
    06-21-2013 08:26 AM
  5. Coreldan's Avatar
    I do quite often when on the run with, mostly for the Surface, occasionally for a laptop.

    Luckily here in Finland tethering isnt restricted by any carrier afaik and most data plans here are unlimited, but limited in speed. (the more you pay, the faster mobile net you get, no traffic limitations).

    Sadly our office at this time doesn't have Wifi for some unexplainable reason, but just ethernet cables attached to the fixed workstations, so that's where I tether quite often.
    06-21-2013 08:28 AM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    .....Tethering came in real handy at the hotel because they wanted to charge me $25 to use their wifi.... .
    I hope you told them straight to their face that $25 was a ripoff. I've read about hotels charging $10 a day, but $25 is outrageous.
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    06-21-2013 08:55 AM
  7. HeyCori's Avatar
    I hope you told them straight to their face that $25 was a ripoff. I've read about hotels charging $10 a day, but $25 is outrageous.
    Haha, I was already staying there for free. Figured I didn't want to push my luck.
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    06-21-2013 09:13 AM
  8. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I used to tether back when I was on Three, but whenever I switch on Internet Sharing on my phone now that I'm with T-Mobile, I inexplicably lose internet connectivity on my phone within about 3 seconds... it then takes like 2 minutes to get it back after switching it off...
    06-21-2013 11:39 AM
  9. enthuz's Avatar
    I'm tethering now as I type this. When I travel, I make it a point to chose hotels with free internet.
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    06-21-2013 12:28 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I tether every day. I'm on jobsites all the time where there is usually no wifi access so my tablet is constantly sucking my data plan. Email is the biggest culprit so I'm fine with BT DUN and its 3G speeds. Since it's client-initiated, the phone stays in the holster.
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    06-21-2013 08:56 PM
  11. rdubmu's Avatar
    I tether when the wifi is really slow, but I always make sure I have my phone plugged in when I do because it kills the battery on my L920
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    06-22-2013 12:24 AM
  12. benrp's Avatar
    Yeah, if I need to use my surface on the go. Luckily there's no fees or restrictions to teather in Australia.
    06-22-2013 03:14 AM
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