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so, I can get any of you with smart phones to be able to use it as a modem, then it depends on your carrier what bandwidth you're gonna get

here is what I am getting now from sprint, this is stunning, I remember last year I would have been happy with these speeds from my dsl;

Last Result:
Download Speed: 1209 kbps (151.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 480 kbps (60 KB/sec transfer rate)

how hard is that to beleive?

I get these download speeds on my laptop where ever I get a phone signal, no need for a hotspot, no need to wait till I get home to do download

now of course, I have fios and that speed is 10 meg but this is really amazing performance from a cell phone
 

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That's rather kick ass.

Do you have to pay extra?
 

omg its nlm

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Yes that is awesome, I have been doing that for a while now. I even hacked my chocolate to use it as a modem a while back. :)

Just have a data plan and use this app. No additional costs. :)
 
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Yes that is awesome, I have been doing that for a while now. I even hacked my chocolate to use it as a modem a while back. :)

Just have a data plan and use this app. No additional costs. :)
bingo, but I would rather not let that get around too much, right now the phone companies can't tell if you're using the phone as a modem, if this becomes too pervasive they will find a way to track the data

gonna remove the link and anyone that wants it can pm me or oh my god it's nim
 

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Hubs has been using his HTC Touch for PAM and is very pleased with it. He was recently able to work from his mother's hospital room; kept her company and didn't lose a minute of work time at the office! Some nights when our cable internet is slow at the house he'll pull out his phone...

PAM is a WONDERFUL invention!

Oh yes, and we were able to cancel our Sprint AirCard once he got the HTC Touch!! This is saving us $70/month!
 

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It is rather cool indeed. My SE XPERIA X1 supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA (download) and 2 Mbps HSUPA (upload), so that's really fast!
 

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Most of the packages I am finding for tethering are only allowing a certain amount of bandwidth a month to be used. What is sprint allowing, Perris?
 

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Most of the packages I am finding for tethering are only allowing a certain amount of bandwidth a month to be used. What is sprint allowing, Perris?
when you buy their unlimited plans you can use as much bandwidth as you want
 

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I used to use my Nokia 6210 as a modem back in 2000 (or thereabouts) and link it via infrared to my Windows CE pda. Was only able to surf the net at 16kbps though... haha
 

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when you buy their unlimited plans you can use as much bandwidth as you want

Really? that is cool. I'll have to look into that.

[edit] I just looked at sprint and they are capped at 5 gig - this is a $59.00 a month extra - anything over that is .05 per meg. - With the unlimited plan you can surf unlimited on the phone browser, but not if the phone is hooked up to the laptop ? [edit]
 

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Really? that is cool. I'll have to look into that.

[edit] I just looked at sprint and they are capped at 5 gig - this is a $59.00 a month extra - anything over that is .05 per meg. - With the unlimited plan you can surf unlimited on the phone browser, but not if the phone is hooked up to the laptop ? [edit]
see "pda.net" in teh google but to be fair if you are downloading more then 5 gigs they are probably gonna get wise.

I have been grandfathtered into some old plans and I have no worries but I see from your post sprint is not as liberal as they used to be

by the way, this is an old thread and I am now getting at times 2500 kps from the sprint network
 

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