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    Bobtail Member
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    Getting Internet While OTR

    How do you get internet while OTR?
    Do you use your smartphones internet mostly?
    What about internet for a laptop?
    Mobile carrier vs wifi at a truck stop?

    Just looking for thoughts and suggestions for when I get out there.



    Ideally, Id like unlimited internet for phone and laptop so I can get music & movies.

    Thanks

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    Medium Load Member skinnytrucker's Avatar
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    Buy yourself an iPhone and leave the laptop at home.

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    Though I have no define reasoning behind it, Im a bit anti Apple. Always been a PC, and planned on gettin a Droid

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    AT&T MiFi. Only use AT&T because that's who my phones are with. Verizon has it as well.

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    Medium Load Member Scott101's Avatar
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    I use an android phone with mobile hotspot for my laptop.

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    Medium Load Member georgeandson's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnytrucker View Post
    Buy yourself an iPhone and leave the laptop at home.
    +1
    been doing it since they came out. works great and never fails. ..

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    I have both a broadband card for the laptop, and the internet capable phone, but no hotspot running on the phone.
    I always print oversize permits through a usb cable from the laptop, more dependable. I can check n read e-mail on the phone, research the weather, etc.

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    Droid with Verizon, tethered to my laptop for most of my internet use. Other times just the phone.

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    to colorato, scott, & tlg, what kind of bandwidth limits do you have? could you use a service like netflix or any other movie rental service to watch movies and tv shows without going over your limit?

    axe, same as above and does the tethering allow you to freely download/surf the web or is it essentially a larger monitor for the mobile browser?

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    Verizon Droid Phone and I use PDAnet when I want to use my laptop and have done for 8 months!

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