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I read that Samsung will be launching both a Wi-Fi and a 3G Chromebook. The Wi-Fi will be somewhat cheaper, but if you can't use it everywhere, is it worth buying?
A lot of smartphones have a personal wifi option now, that you could connect the wifi model Chromebook to and have Internet everywhere, what kind of phone do you use?



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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 10:33 AM
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Wifi is almost enough, and I would have access to it in about 75% of the places I intend to bring my future Chromebook, but Verizon's daily subscription for Chromebooks' 3g access makes it too convenient to pass up a wifi+3g model.
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The 3G option would be nice, and with PAYG 3G dongles available, it would make a good backup option. So I guess it's a question of the extra cost vs how often you find free wi-fi unavailable.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 10:47 AM
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I am using Barnacle WiFi on my rooted Galaxy S 4G to tether 4G...works like a charm, and a lot better than a 3G connection AND paying an extra $70.

Though I did anyway
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Would go for wifi. So easy to find these days.
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Yeah, I opted for the WiFi because my Android phone has the WiFi Hot Spot.

It's hosting WiFi through the phone/carrier's data plan.
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three 3g would be important for remote location and business use.
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three 3g would be important for remote location and business use.
I still see myself using the 3G option on my Chromebook at some point even though I can tether 4G from my Android phone. Verizon has much better coverage than T-Mobile.
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