Any chance of cell data on a MacBook someday?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by s2mikey, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. s2mikey macrumors 68020

    s2mikey

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    Am I dreaming? Am I the only one that feels it would be sweet to have cellular data support like I do for my iPad in a MacBook? Honestly, if it had it I'd already have replaced my iPad with one.

    I assume that Apple wouldn't do this as to not cut into their phone business....but then again, the iPad's have it?

    Hmmm...?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    And add another data plan?
    I just connect to my iPhone's HotSpot as needed (which isn't very often at all)
     
  3. s2mikey thread starter macrumors 68020

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    A valid idea but no iPhone for me. I suppose I could use the iPad or my android phone but many times I have just the iPad with me. Just not a big time phone user.
     
  4. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    Nope. With apple making connecting to hot spots so easy, I highly highly doubt they will ever include cell connections in MacBooks
     
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Buy one of these portable routers, I have used them for years. Superb performance and flexibility...
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  6. s2mikey thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I kind of figured. Wishful thinking....

    That's not a bad suggestion. :)
     
  7. rpsmithii macrumors newbie

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    funny just posted about not seeing any posts.

    Had a sony laptop with built in cell modem. it was outstanding to have.

    Have a iphone, ipad all with the lte modems active. For crying out loud its just $9.95 per month for each device now and share the data. A very easy decision for me vis a vis messing around with sparking up a hot spot on my phone.

    interesting. there was a guy in like 2009 that retrofited a multimode radio including bluetooth, wifi, 3g into a mba. came close to doing the same. i would love to have this..
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    They can serve up to 10 devices, and are usable globally. As they are basically routers they also offer another layer of security allowing you to avoid open public networks. I have used them for years and never had issue, would never travel without one these days.

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