2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2011 8:03 PM by DaisyP_VZW RSS

    4G HOTSPOT VS DSL

    MWATSON

      I AM LOOKING TO CHANGE FROM DSL TO HOTSPOT IS IT COMPARABLE TO DSL AND IS IT RELIABLE.

        • 1. Re: 4G HOTSPOT VS DSL
          Spiral

          MWATSON wrote:

          I AM LOOKING TO CHANGE FROM DSL TO HOTSPOT IS IT COMPARABLE TO DSL AND IS IT RELIABLE.


          In my opinion, No. 

          My Cable internet costs the same per month ($20) as the Hotspot service and unlike Hotspot which has a 2GB data cap, my Cable internet is unlimited.  There are many days we download more than 2GB in a few hours, much less per month with my laptop and Desktop PC's. 

           

          As far as 4G reliablity, I do not have personal experience but if the feedback on this forum is any indicator, I would not want to rely on 4G Hotspot as it is now.  I do expect it to improve but it does not appear to be reliable yet. 

           

          For me, Hotspot will be a nice travel tool to replace tethering.  I look forward to the capability on the new Blackberry 9930.

          • 2. Re: 4G HOTSPOT VS DSL
            DaisyP_VZW

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