Getting Internet While OTR

Discussion in 'Cellular - Voice - Data' started by torquewrench08, Dec 4, 2011.

How do you get internet?

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    Just my Phone, no laptop internet

    17.9%
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    Wifi when I can get it

    30.8%
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    Mobile Carrier

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    Other

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  1. torquewrench08

    torquewrench08 Bobtail Member

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    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
     
  2. skinnytrucker

    skinnytrucker Heavy Load Member

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    Buy yourself an iPhone and leave the laptop at home.
     
  3. torquewrench08

    torquewrench08 Bobtail Member

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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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  4. Colorato

    Colorato Road Train Member

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    AT&T MiFi. Only use AT&T because that's who my phones are with. Verizon has it as well.
     
  5. Scott101

    Scott101 Medium Load Member

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    I use an android phone with mobile hotspot for my laptop.
     
  6. georgeandson

    georgeandson Heavy Load Member

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    been doing it since they came out. works great and never fails. ..
     
  7. TLGken

    TLGken Light Load Member

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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.
     
  8. AXE

    AXE Road Train Member

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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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  9. torquewrench08

    torquewrench08 Bobtail Member

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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?
     
  10. jess-juju

    jess-juju Road Train Member

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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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