Can I buy an AirCard?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lmcintyre, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    That means, in general, that data plans which don't include a Tethering option cannot be used to connect a device (such as an AirCard) to a Personal Computer (or laptop), no matter what means is used to connect the device to the Personal Computer (such as an ExpressCard slot).

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    It doesn't necessarily mean that it won't function. In fact, you probably would get a functioning data connection. And yes, it ought to automatically fall back to EDGE (or even GPRS) if necessary.

    However, if AT&T detects the fact that data is being used outside of the plan's intended applications, you'd run the risk of having your service terminated and/or being charged AT&T's pay-per-use rate for any such uncovered usage. That rate is currently about $0.0019 per kilobyte.
     
  2. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    But.....unless you plan on excessive use and get your account red flagged then yes, you can use your 3G sim in the ExpressCard.
     
  3. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    It should work, but it would just be easier to get PDnet and not have to worry about buying an air card.
     
  4. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    True PDANET or any of the other tethering software solutions out there will be cheaper. HOWEVER they have a tendency to drain the iPhone faster then it charges.... So for more then 2-3 hours use the Aircard is a better bet.
     

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