Bridge vs Phone Hotspot
Why not just set your Z10 to be a hotspot and forget using the bridge. One less email function to manually update, smoother, etc.
Does Bridge use more battery than using a phone hotspot?
- CrackBerry Genius
03-15-13, 11:06 PM #4Does Bridge use more battery than using a phone hotspot?
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From what I understand it's the other way around.
I am streaming Sirius and perusing these forums now over the bridge bluetooth and have no trouble with the speed. In addition to keeping my mail, memo, task, calendar in place, NO extra fees.
Viva la bridge.
- 03-16-13, 07:33 AM #6
Pre-ordered a white Verizon Z10 this past Thursday and I'm leaving Sprint the day it arrives (The rest of my family will join me as their contracts expire). The Verizon switch is going to cost me more money and less data. In looking over my usage with Sprint, I rarely got anywhere near 2g's and will have 4g's with Verizon as a "cushion".
In comparing the 2 companies, their plans and the costs, it equals out in a way: If I were to add the Sprint hotspot feature, it would be almost exactly the same plan cost as Verizon who has wifi hotspot for free. In the long run (as my family joins me), it will cost less. This is because with Sprint, it's a $20 hotspot fee for each phone!
Bridging over bluetooth works really well, but I'm looking forward to using Verizon's 4g LTE with my awesome new Z10 and hotspotting my 64g Playbook to it! My daily life keeps me in a wifi zone 80% of the time (saving carrier data constantly), but when I do need it, it will be really nice to have it.
- 03-16-13, 04:34 PM #9
- 03-16-13, 05:18 PM #11
Which carrier charges $50 or are you simply trying to exaggerate the benefits of Bridge?
- 03-16-13, 05:33 PM #12
But of course that is my opinion based on how I prefer to use my combined devices.
There is but one path through life, but each man must choose to walk it his own way!
Ok I'll shut up now and go back to my brandy.
- 03-16-13, 05:43 PM #13
- 03-16-13, 06:13 PM #14
With Sprint it an add-on. 2gb is $19.99 per month and 6gb is $49.99 per month and 5 cents per mb overage.
I just called Sprint to check and the prices above are still correct.
Last edited by dphjeff; 03-16-13 at 06:28 PM. Reason: Called Sprint to check pricing
- 03-16-13, 06:32 PM #16
eg I spend $30 per month for 6 GB but there is no extra cost to access that data via mobile hotspot.
What does using your phone as a mobile hotspot on Sprint cost to access this data. Again, it would be surprising to hear this would be an additional $50.
- 03-16-13, 06:44 PM #19
The 2gb and 6gb are add-ons to a existing phone plan. I pay $79.99 per month for an unlimited plan and would have to add $49.99 to that to use my PlayBook on that 6gb plan using my 9930 as a mobile hotspot. They have non-phone hotspots 3gb $39.99 per month, 6gb $49.99 per month, and 12gb $79.99 per month. So thats why I like using the BlackBerry Bridge.
- 03-16-13, 07:06 PM #22
- CrackBerry Master
03-16-13, 07:24 PM #25
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I paid $599 for my Z10 in order to keep my unlimited, they will try their hardest to make that difficult to use.
Ill just do like I did on my Storms and iphone and wait for a damn app I pay a flat fee for and use all the dang data I already pay for. Such nickle and dimes all the time.
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