Make Your iPad 4G With Sprint Mobile Hotspot?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Alchematron, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Alchematron

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  2. macrumors 68000

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    It's like a better version of the MiFi and uses either Sprint's 4G WiMax (if available in your area) or 3G EVDO broadband service.

    That's pretty much a very basic overview of it.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    this is a better option if you have wimax coverage in your area. Can totally get rid of broadband internet.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    the reality is that coverage is terrible.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I have an Overdrive that my work provides for me. Don't waste your money.

    I've updated the firmware and it really hasn't fixed the main problems. The claimed 4 hour battery life is realistically much closer to 2 hours. The device gets super hot when it's been on for 30 minutes. The 4G download speeds are no faster than my tethered iPhone 3G speeds. The upload speeds are marginally better than my tethered iPhone.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Alchematron

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    Thanks for the real world feedback

    I plan to buy the iPad 3G

    And test out the Sprint 4G Overdrive device

    If it works for me great, if not I will fall back to ATT 3G

    I work out of my car and battery life is key

    Would a car charger or replaceable battery for the Overdrive device be a solution?
     

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