Can I buy an AirCard?

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

  1. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    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).

    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


    Jun 2, 2008
    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


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    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


    Aug 28, 2007
    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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