1. NJTrailDog's Avatar
    I need to get mobile broadband and was wondering if anyone has experience using their Storm as a tether? It looks like it might be cheaper to use my Storm rather than get a PC card. Does anyone else do one or the other with VZW?
    10-18-09 07:59 PM
  2. lastraid's Avatar
    Thethering wouild be cheaper at this point. If you get a modem/aircard, then you will another piece of equipment @ $60 per month that will include another 2 year contract. Tethering will be $30 per month and can be added and removed as needed.
    10-18-09 08:08 PM
  3. NJTrailDog's Avatar
    I thought it would be $15/month. But then again, I don't really understand the VZW web page. It looks like you can get a plan for either the $15 or $30per month. The difference between the two plans is unclear.

    Is tethering any slower than a card?
    10-18-09 08:13 PM
  4. lastraid's Avatar
    If you have the BIS $30 per month then tethering is $30. If you are on a BES plan $45 per month then tethering is $15 per month. Tethering plans in total will be the same as a modem/aircard plan.
    10-18-09 08:15 PM
  5. NJTrailDog's Avatar
    Oh, I see. Looks like it is another $30 for me since I use BIS. Any idea if tethering is any slower or faster than a card?
    10-18-09 08:19 PM
  6. lastraid's Avatar
    Speeds in my opinion are comperable.
    10-18-09 08:25 PM
  7. NJTrailDog's Avatar
    Thanks lastraid!
    10-18-09 08:27 PM
  8. lastraid's Avatar
    You are welcome. Just an Idea, add the tethering feature for a few days and try it out to see if you like it. Remember it is only $1 per day, but keep in mind while it is prorated, so is amount of data alloted per day.
    10-18-09 08:29 PM
  9. vatothe0's Avatar
    If you tether via cable it should be about the same as an aircard. Through bluetooth a little slower.

    Either way a good alternative to paying $60 and having a contract.

    Alternatively you could buy a second hand aircard and go month to month. You still pay more than tethering but you get a dedicated connection with no contract.

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    10-18-09 08:50 PM
  10. bluerskyes's Avatar
    I tether with my Tour, the one drawback is that I don't get my BBM alerts until it disconnects.

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    10-18-09 10:38 PM
  11. jrodjrxbox's Avatar
    I tethered with my storm I way its comparable to 1.5 dsl speeds was able to stream hulu

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    10-19-09 12:56 AM
  12. tsguy52's Avatar
    If we could only lose the 5GB cap..

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    10-19-09 03:28 AM
  13. Super_Mario's Avatar
    If we could only lose the 5GB cap..

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    Maybe with LTE......(crosses fingers)
    10-20-09 02:08 AM
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