3g/4g?

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  1. fedecape macrumors 6502

    fedecape

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    HEy guys,

    I'm traveling to the US next week and I was wondering which is the best way to have a 3G(or 4G) hotspot. I'd like to be connected everywhere and everytime there's no wifi. I will stay just a month, so long contracts would not work.

    I have a Galaxy SII factory unlocked, Can I use it with, for example, an AT&T simcard and create a WiFi hotspot?
     
  2. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    You could use your GS2 if you root it and the root bypasses AT&T's way.


    I'd try a Verizon MiFi though. Those get really good speeds (25mbps download, consistently, as long as you're in an LTE market).
     
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  5. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Root is the only way to tether? I have an option in the menu to create a Hotspot.

    That Verizon MiFi sounds interesting.. Is there any way to get it for just a month?

    What's "month to month"?

    I will stay a month, so contracts would not work.

    I read something about a $2 AT&T + 3G data.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I think your best bet would be to buy an AT&T prepaid sim card.
     
  7. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    No, there is not. Verizon is nuts about running credit checks and getting address information - even if you're paying up front.
     
  8. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    Month to month means no contract so you could use it for just a month.
     
  9. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And how's Virgin mobile 3G coverage?
     
  10. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I believe pretty good. It uses Sprints network. Can't attest to speed, but it should have good availability.
     
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