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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by indynov, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. indynov

    indynov Lurker
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    I plan on purchasing a Tmobile phone, most likely used on ebay. The main reason I want to get the phone is to use it as a mobile internet provider via tethering. I have narrowed it down to buying an Android phone on Tmobile. I do not want to buy an expensive phone such as the s3 if my connection speed while tethering isn't even going to be much of a difference than any other 3G phone- I'm not interested in getting an LTE phone right now. So my question is, which phone would be the best value for using via tethering, does it matter which phone I get that supports HSDPA/3g? (from what I understand people call HSDPA 3.5g/4g but it is actually truly just 3g) For instance, if I get a deal on a myTouch for <$80 would it go pretty much just as fast as the s3 for >$300 would go while tethering? Also wondering, what type of phone would be the best value for tethering on Tmobile hspa while getting a very fast speed? Thanks

    edit: I think I've narrowed it down to wanting a phone that can handle DC-HSPA+ but which phones offer this? Is there an easier way to find all the phones that support this other than googling them individually?
     



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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Welcome to the forums, indynov!
    I guess I'm just curious why you wouldn't simply get a mobile hotspot device?
     
  3. indynov

    indynov Lurker
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    There is no unlimited plan for the mobile hotspot. I usually use about 50gb+ a month.
     
  4. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Well, in that case, I'd say one with the best battery life and supports HSPA+ would be fine.
     
  5. indynov

    indynov Lurker
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    I'm not even worried about battery life, I just hook my phone up via USB cable to my laptop and it never runs outta battery and I tether the data over the usb cable, no need to actually use wifi or pay extra money to tmobile..
     
  6. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Not in the US, but in my country, you can get a SIM only contract with unlimited data, then pop it into any mobile hotspot device or unlocked phone you own. Could you do that and buy a mobile hotspot device?
     
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