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Old 02-13-2014, 04:28 PM   #21
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When all else fails or I need a secure line I use the hot spot capabilities of my Samsung S3 on my Verizon plan. Just part of the cost of this life style. IMHO.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:32 PM   #22
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When all else fails or I need a secure line I use the hot spot capabilities of my Samsung S3 on my Verizon plan. Just part of the cost of this life style. IMHO.
And on the s3 its a free hotspot!

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Old 02-13-2014, 04:36 PM   #23
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Hey TURBs;

Usage is charged to my data plan. Do you know something I don't?
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:22 PM   #24
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Hey TURBs;

Usage is charged to my data plan. Do you know something I don't?

I think he means that with some phones and some plans, you get charged extra for the hotspot feature on your phone. For instance, I paid $45/month for 2 seasons because it wasn't included in my plan.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:47 PM   #25
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I think he means that with some phones and some plans, you get charged extra for the hotspot feature on your phone. For instance, I paid $45/month for 2 seasons because it wasn't included in my plan.
Corect.
Data usage is used but no additional fees.
Dont ever give up that phone as the s3 and s4 will not turn the hotspot on unless you pay an additional fee and still get charged for data.

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:33 PM   #26
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Turbs, I think it also may depend on the carrier and your data plan. With AT&T and my iPhone - my old plan, it was a separate add-on. With my new "shared" plan, the hotspot feature is included.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:35 PM   #27
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I'm grandfathered in with Verizon unlimited data. FoxFi hotspot app and all is well (as long as I got signal) thankfully, I only check in on work stuff, and not every trip, so I try and leave the blankety blank phone off !

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Old 02-14-2014, 11:08 AM   #28
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We use the Galaxy III S for our hot spot with Verizon and have been very happy with the speed. I also use it in hotel rooms, I travel a lot for work, and some want to charge up to $12.95 per day for WiFi in your room.
When we tried to use the free WiFi at RV parks we found that later in the day when many people got on it slowed the speed so much that many times it was unuseable.
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For us one of the great things with camping is finding out you lose cell coverage half way to your site... Phones get shut off, no email and no net.. No one misses it one bit while we are gone...
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For us one of the great things with camping is finding out you lose cell coverage half way to your site... Phones get shut off, no email and no net.. No one misses it one bit while we are gone...
X2 My phone is a dumb phone (Its a phone no internet) my computer is usually off or not with us when camping......... it is so nice to be away from electronic leaches.............


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