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Wi fi at camp

I want to throw something out here to see is anybody has tried this. I am in the valley in potter county with cell phone service and internet for verizon, i actually have full service. My question is has anybody tried to use myfi which i believe it is a internet box that you can plug your laptop into and get internet for my job. I am trying to find alternatives so i can work from the mountains a couple a days a week. If someone could chime in on this that would be great. Supposedly with this box you can get full internet on your computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I want to throw something out here to see is anybody has tried this. I am in the valley in potter county with cell phone service and internet for verizon, i actually have full service. My question is has anybody tried to use myfi which i believe it is a internet box that you can plug your laptop into and get internet for my job. I am trying to find alternatives so i can work from the mountains a couple a days a week. If someone could chime in on this that would be great. Supposedly with this box you can get full internet on your computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If you have a smartphone then you can turn it into a hotspot for wifi for your computer to hook to. You may need to increase your data plan, but I think with the myfi you need a data plan anyway.
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cspot is exactly right. Turn your Verizon smart phone into a hotspot for wifi. You can connect your laptop to the smart phone, and get your work done. Data plan: If you are streaming video you'll chew up data pretty fast. But if you are logging into email, sending Word docs, ect., you may burn a gig or two over a couple of days max. If your data plan isn't that big, work offline, then when you need to log in or send/receive email, turn on the hotspot for that. You can monitor your data burn on verizonwireless.com while you are working through the smart phone.

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Or....if your company is OK with reimbursing you for the myfi device and monthly fees, have at it. It will work too.

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I have it and use it for a regular telephone along with backup for wifi(currently use cell hot spot). Works very well as long as you have a good cell signal.

I believe we pay around $50/month for MYFI which gives us unlimited local and long distance calling along with 2 gb of data. You can up the data but we really didn't need it.

My FIL in Virginia uses MYFI as his primary phone and only pays around $30/month.

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[U]thanks for the information guys i am going up next weekend and going to try it out as a hotspot with my computer.
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Back before I retired, I had myfi for my laptop. It was a small, flash drive looking thing Id plug into a USB port. It gave my laptop internet WiFi ability. When I was given an IPad, they did away with the old set up. I think the company paid around $50 a month for that service. If you have cell service, it should work....but itll be slower than hard wired cable WiFi.
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Normally when i work from home - i connect through my normal wifi at the house, but a couple weeks ago something funky was going on with my home wifi. I used the hotspot from my cell phone for the day and it worked great ... even better than my normal set up (i usually get bumped off at least once a day for some reason). As long as you have the data plan to cover it - the hotspot should do the trick
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Great. Thanks for all your help.Eastfork
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