Is tethering my cell phone a possibility in connecting to the internet?

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Is tethering my cell phone a possibility in connecting to the internet?

I am currently using Hughsnet satellite internet and seeking a way out of the nightmare.  I can use my cell phone as a modem via bluetooth to connect to the internet and it is significantly faster than my Hughsnet connection.  I have used this connection method once as a test and it worked fine.  I do not have a plan and would hate to see a bill using tethering without a plan.  So, I am seeking direction on what to do.  I have seen the Datapro personal with tethering for 45 dollars, but am not sure if this is right for my situation.  And before anyone asks, I cannot get DSL, or Cable.  I am located in a rural area, but we recently have been included in the 3G network, which I am hoping will give me an opportunity to get out from under Hughsnet.  So, I suppose my question is what would work for my situation?  What plan?  And how do I get it added to my current plan?

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Is tethering my cell phone a possibility in connecting to the internet?

This forum is in relation to AT&T's U-Verse service, which is a land-wiring based system for delivery of TV, Voice telephone service, and Internet.

 

You would probably get a better answer to your question by posting in the Wireless forum.  Click the tab up at the top of the web page that says "Wireless" to go to that forum.

 

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Re: Is tethering my cell phone a possibility in connecting to the internet?

Thanks for the reply.  Will repost in a more appropriate forum.

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I am currently using Hughsnet satellite internet and seeking a way out of the nightmare.  I can use my cell phone as a modem via bluetooth to connect to the internet and it is significantly faster than my Hughsnet connection.  I have used this connection method once as a test and it worked fine.  I do not have a plan and would hate to see a bill using tethering without a plan.  So, I am seeking direction on what to do.  I have seen the Datapro personal with tethering for 45 dollars, but am not sure if this is right for my situation.  And before anyone asks, I cannot get DSL, or Cable.  I am located in a rural area, but we recently have been included in the 3G network, which I am hoping will give me an opportunity to get out from under Hughsnet.  So, I suppose my question is what would work for my situation?  What plan?  And how do I get it added to my current plan?

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Unless you use internet very sparingly it is not worth it. Internet tethering is has a capped data plan - 2GB for 25.00 with the tethering cost of an additional 20.00 for the 45.00.  costs can add up fast. You could go with a USB cell modem, but it is capped also, but at 5GB

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