1. lparsons21's Avatar
    I've been doing some research on getting internet access when I'm not around a WiFi area. Initially I looked at getting a mobile hotspot and using it with a shared data plan.

    But then I thought, why do that when the phone will do the same thing?

    I've got a few tablets/laptops that I haul around on occasion and getting one of those with built in cell data support just seems idiotic since that locks you in to the device.

    Other than the fiddlyness of using the phone as a mobile hotspot, what are the potential downsides?

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    11-01-2014 04:18 PM
  2. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    I ran into an issue where my password was not observed--anyone could connect.

    I changed my password and it was fine, but it was a little worrying.
    11-02-2014 09:27 AM
  3. lparsons21's Avatar
    Thanks.

    One of the things I wanted to get some feedback about is the impact on the phones battery life. I'm getting wonderful battery life right now with the things I do.

    I'm wondering if I turned on internet sharing and let it stay on, just how long the battery would last. I wouldn't actually use it that way of course, just kind of want a feel for it.


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    11-02-2014 11:21 AM
  4. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    I've turned it on for hours on end and not had it severely impact the battery--I would still more than able to make it to end of day with it.
    11-03-2014 07:46 AM
  5. lparsons21's Avatar
    Great!! Thanks for the feedback.


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    11-03-2014 05:16 PM
  6. earlyadapter's Avatar
    I've been doing some research on getting internet access when I'm not around a WiFi area. Initially I looked at getting a mobile hotspot and using it with a shared data plan.

    But then I thought, why do that when the phone will do the same thing?

    I've got a few tablets/laptops that I haul around on occasion and getting one of those with built in cell data support just seems idiotic since that locks you in to the device.

    Other than the fiddlyness of using the phone as a mobile hotspot, what are the potential downsides?

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    I've used the Internet sharing option to use remote desktop manager to test out a VPN client at work. Basically it works as expected. Great alternative for Hotspot.
    11-04-2014 11:15 AM

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