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  1.    17 Oct 2014 #51

    lparsons21 said: View Post
    I never looked at the Surface (non-pros), but I thought there was a model available with some sort of cell data setup.

    On the Surface Pro it isn't available, but I have used my phone as a mobile hotspot with it a few times.
    strollin said: View Post
    I use my Pro with my phone's Hotspot - unlimited data.
    How are the speeds when doing this? and how do you do it?

    I really want a tablet, but not even thinking the Surface as an option because of that. I am thinking the new, larger iPhone 6 may be my best bet, especially with Apple Pay coming out.

    You see I consider the Surface more as a laptop than a tablet.
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  2.    17 Oct 2014 #52

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    How are the speeds when doing this? and how do you do it?

    I really want a tablet, but not even thinking the Surface as an option because of that. I am thinking the new, larger iPhone 6 may be my best bet, especially with Apple Pay coming out.

    You see I consider the Surface more as a laptop than a tablet.
    The speeds are very good, just a tad slower than on the phone. All dependent on your cell provider's data type.

    To do it, you just set it up on the phone. On a Windows phone you just turn on Internet Sharing, it will tell you what the password is (and you can change that), and then your computer can see that just as it does any other wifi. You can do that on the iPhones also, I just don't remember how.

    I did this for the week or so when I was between home internet providers and it worked quite well.
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       18 Oct 2014 #53

    If you're in an area with 4G cellular, the speeds can be excellent. I have gotten download speeds as high as 20Mbs using my phone. Heck, that's faster than my home internet connection which tops out at 4Mbs.

    On my Android phone, it's a matter of turning on the phone's hotspot feature then connecting to it from the Surface just like you'd connect to any other wifi hotspot.

    When you're in an area with only 3G cellular, the speeds can be disappointing. I am in that situation this weekend, camping in the RV in a 3G area and my download speed using the phone is only 600Kbs.
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  4.    21 Oct 2014 #54

    strollin said: View Post
    If you're in an area with 4G cellular, the speeds can be excellent. I have gotten download speeds as high as 20Mbs using my phone. Heck, that's faster than my home internet connection which tops out at 4Mbs.

    On my Android phone, it's a matter of turning on the phone's hotspot feature then connecting to it from the Surface just like you'd connect to any other wifi hotspot.

    When you're in an area with only 3G cellular, the speeds can be disappointing. I am in that situation this weekend, camping in the RV in a 3G area and my download speed using the phone is only 600Kbs.
    Hi there

    Why not use the weekend in your RV to FORGET about phones, Internet etc etc and enjoy Nature -- You'll be surprised at how much you'll enjoy it -- No phones - no computers for 2 or 3 days -- pure Bliss before getting back to "normality".

    Enjoy !!!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo.
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       21 Oct 2014 #55

    We all enjoy different things, bliss is a state of mind. There are also people who would ask "Why camp in an RV? Camping in a tent is our idea of fun." I did the tent thing for years but now I camp in my RV. I like having all the amenities available to me, along with a comfortable, warm bed to sleep in at night.

    I typically work from home but there would be nothing stopping me from working from my RV while camped somewhere, provided I have a decent internet connection. I haven't done it yet but I've often thought about it.
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