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Need MiFi on AT&T Anyone use Globesurfer III?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by arjuna70, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. arjuna70

    arjuna70

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    I need to have access to wireless internet and prefer the MiFi technology over a USB card. That is a new technology where you carry your own wireless access point with you. The advantage is that all Wi-fi enabled devices will be able to use it. Laptops, iPads, PSP, etc....

    I use AT&T and I can't leave. I'm not sure if it is worth it to sign up for a $59.99 monthly plan at Verizon. My tech guy recommended this device, GlobeSurfer III 3G Wireless Gateway for Voice & Data. You add a SIM card with data plan and you are good to go. Anyone use one of these? Does it work?

    http://www.powerfulsignal.com/option/globsurfer-iii.html

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    This is the Verizon MiFi:
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/mobilebroadband/?page=products_mifi
     
  2. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    so this is basically a wireless card, but it acts as a wifi access too.

    sounds like it's going to be slow. you can't get wired internet? and then use wifi from that connection ?
     


  3. arjuna70

    arjuna70

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    I can't get Wi-Fi in many of the places I will be going. I don't want to pay for just one USB when with a Mi-Fi device, you can have any Wi-Fi enabled device to access it. That gives me more fexibility with my laptop, iPhone, and my families devices.
     
  4. filthy infidel

    filthy infidel 100% Infidel

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    Can your phone act as a mifi hotspot? I found the instructions online and turned my Pre into a mifi for up to five devices. Since my data plan is unlimited, this works out very well.
     
  5. arjuna70

    arjuna70

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    I have an iPhone and it cannot act as a hotspot. I wasn't aware there were any phones that could be turned into hotspots. How do you do this?
     
  6. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    oh gotcha. You need to be mobile. Got ya. Good luck!
     
  7. mikegun

    mikegun

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    I read where the powers that be are going to disable this proscess from 2.2 FROYO, i guess we will see...