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Using iPhone 4s as wireless hub
Fun2BeeDavid
Newbie

Hi,

I'm curious about using my phone as a wireless hub for my MacBook Pro.  Anyone with experience in this?  How do upload/download speeds compare to cable with wireless modem?  My cable bill keeps rising and I'm looking for less expensive ways to stay connected.  Any thoughts?

Thanks,

David

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Re: Using iPhone 4s as wireless hub
Spiral
Master

In my opinion, using your iPhone 4s mobile hotspot would be a poor replacement for your cable modem.  I know the download speed of my iPhone 4 hotspot is significantly less than my cable modem at home.  I have the hotspot only because I travel frequently and it comes in handy when WiFi is not available.

Both the iPhone 4s & iPhone 4 are still 3G devices and can only transmit data as fast as they receive. 

Just my opinion.

Good luck.

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Re: Using iPhone 4s as wireless hub
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It works great if you have a 4G phone with unlimited data and unlimited hotspot.  Otherwise, it's not a good idea due to speed and data capacity.  I have 4G and unlimited data and still use U-Verse internet at home.  The hotspot works well as a backup and when away from home.

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