Mobile Internet or sim card?


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  1. se99paj

    se99paj New Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I'm currently thinking of purchasing a Nexus 7, just need to save up some cash. I had a conversation with a Google rep in my local PC world store and he suggested that I look into a mobile internet hub instead of getting a 3G version of the Nexus 7.

    At the moment I think I have 3 options:
    1. Buy a Nexus 7 with 3G, probably with a PAYG sim card. Obviously the downside is that I won't be able to use with any other device.
    2. Buy a mobile internet hub, this way I can connect my tablet and any other device to the internet whenever I want. The downside is that I would need to take the hub with me whenever I need it but I don't think that will be a big problem. A PAYG 4G hub would be great!
    3. I can tether to my current mobile phone, but I need clarification on the costs as I think its going to be expensive.
    Most of my usage is going to be at home or friends houses where they already have internet so I don't think I'm not going to be using mobile on the move all the time, just on the odd occasion that I'm travelling.
    I do sometimes travel with work, and having a mobile hub would be useful if I ever need to connect to the internet.
    A 4G mobile hub would also be very useful, but I'm sure this is early days, and I can't see any PAYG hubs available at the moment.

    At the moment I'm thinking buy a nexus without a 3G card, then wait for 4G to pick up and buy a PAYG hub. If I need internet in an emergency I can always tether to my phone.

    What do you think?
     

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  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

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    First off the Nexus 7 does not support 4G radio bands, it will support HSPA+ (3.5G)..

    Secondly, to discuss how much tethering would cost i would suggest to get into contact with your provider...

    It really sounds like you should just get the regular Nexus 7 without mobile data, just because you don't need it.
     
  3. se99paj

    se99paj New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, I didn't think 4G was supported, my intention was to use a 4G wireless hub that the tablet could connect to. I'm assuming that as this would be possible, the tablet wouldn't need to support 4G only the hub.
     
  4. bob60626

    bob60626 Well-Known Member

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    I vote for the 3g tablet, less stuff to carry!
     
  5. dake

    dake New Member

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    I've been able to tether my 3g droid to my laptop. It's been very useful. It doesn't affect my plan cause I've got a 55 unlimited everything with page plus. I do want to get a air card tho so I can have faster download times with my torrents. But for now, browsing, checking emails and researching, There's no notable difference in speed
     

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