Does MBP have built in Internet access?

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  1. ItalianBoston macrumors regular

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    Does the MBP have built in access to the Internet via the cell network like the iPad does? If not how can I get Internet access on the go if I buy one. I don't want to rely on wifi.
     
  2. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    Most people add tethering to their smartphones, but its usually limited.
     
  3. ivanpk macrumors regular

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  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Mobile hotspots, smartphone tethering and USB modems are what you're looking for.
    If you have the 17" you can also use ExpressCard modems.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No, it does not. You need access to the internet through a connected ethernet cable, a wireless network, or a USB wireless dongle.
     
  6. ItalianBoston thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Would Apple ever add built in Internet access?
     
  7. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    No.
    It would be too bothersome.
     
  8. Reidan macrumors member

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    I use a Verizon 4G LTE Hotspot. Can use it with my iPad, MBA and work Lenovo laptop. And best of all, it does not drain my iPhone battery to get all of those devices on the Internet at once.
     
  9. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Never say never. But at the current time, it wouldn't make any sense. Use tethering or a mobile hotspot, that way all of your devices can share the connection. An iPad with Verizon 4G LTE can be a mobile hotspot, or a Verizon 4G LTE Jetpack can be used on it's own with any wifi-enabled device. I personally tether off of my AT&T iPhone 4S that is Jailbroken with MyWi for occasional use.
     

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