Can an Android phone be used as a modem for a tablet?

andrewhimes
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I am currently using my Motorola Droid phone as a modem for my laptop, with the help of the {edited to comply with Terms of Service}


app on my phone. Will I be able to do the same thing if I purchase an IPad or an Android tablet 

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Re: Can an Android phone be used as a modem for a tablet?

Wildman
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As you probally notice what ever method you used was against TOS and is not in the range of being discussed on this forum because but if you are looking to go the authorized way it will depend on what device you own because a number of the new devices support a feature called Mobile Hotspot which allows you to connect to your device as a router and use your data connection for the laptop or other wifi devices you want to connect..  They support around 5 device at one time but the use of this feature is not a free option.

 

Here is the list of going proces:  See full list at http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/plans/?page=mobileBroadband

 

 

Mobile Broadband Plans
 

How much data do you need? That depends on you. The more data you have,
the more you can do like surf, game, and more.

 
Overage $10.00/GB (Overage charges occur when you exceed your plan's monthly allowance.)
 
Shop DevicesLearn More
 
Prepaid Mobile Broadband
 

Pay as you go. That way you only pay for the data you really need.

 
USB Modems & Dedicated Mobile Hotspots
 
Duration Data Amount Monthly Access
Day100MB$15
Week300MB$30
Month1GB$50
Month5GB$80
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Re: Can an Android phone be used as a modem for a tablet?

Wildman
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As you probally notice what ever method you used was against TOS and is not in the range of being discussed on this forum because but if you are looking to go the authorized way it will depend on what device you own because a number of the new devices support a feature called Mobile Hotspot which allows you to connect to your device as a router and use your data connection for the laptop or other wifi devices you want to connect..  They support around 5 device at one time but the use of this feature is not a free option.

 

Here is the list of going proces:  See full list at http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/plans/?page=mobileBroadband

 

 

Mobile Broadband Plans
 

How much data do you need? That depends on you. The more data you have,
the more you can do like surf, game, and more.

 
Overage $10.00/GB (Overage charges occur when you exceed your plan's monthly allowance.)
 
Shop DevicesLearn More
 
Prepaid Mobile Broadband
 

Pay as you go. That way you only pay for the data you really need.

 
USB Modems & Dedicated Mobile Hotspots
 
Duration Data Amount Monthly Access
Day100MB$15
Week300MB$30
Month1GB$50
Month5GB$80
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Re: Can an Android phone be used as a modem for a tablet?

Tidbits
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There's also a $30 unlimited tethering plan, but you MUST have been grandfathered to the unlimited data plan to get it.  As both are discontinued.

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Re: Can an Android phone be used as a modem for a tablet?

Wildman
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Tidbits is correct...  I didnt think to point that out because it sounding like they didnt have a tethering or hotspot plan originally..
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