Google Nexus 4 to tether to laptop?

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  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

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    Right then, I can't really believe I'm considering this (as an Apple user) but I really like the new Nexus 4 mobile phone :Eek!::Eek!:

    I am wondering about getting one to use 'on the road' as my major 'I.T' device

    The plan would be to use the phone for:

    Phone calls (haha)

    Sat Nav in the van (GoogleMaps...........free:Smile:)

    Tethered to my MacbookAir (for 'bigger' internet)

    The phone costs £239 from Google and is Sim free. I would then get a 'Three' sim card on rolling 30 day contract to include per month:

    Unlimited internet
    200 mins of calls
    5000 texts

    All for £17.90 per month :thumb:

    The phone gets fantastic reviews (Apple beater?), is half the price of most smart phones, is unlocked, and has a big screen for old duffers (me).

    Looks like a cunning plan :Wink: Any one else done this or care to comment please?

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  2. Dartagnan

    Dartagnan Read Only Funster

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    I may well be wrong but it was my understanding that in order to tether mobile to other device you had to have the One Plan.
     
  3. Chockswahay

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    The 'Ultimate Sim 200' plan is £12.90 per month, then tethering can be added for an extra £5 per month.

    The 'One Plan' (£25) looks good but I would never get through 2000 minutes so this way I would save £7.10 per month :thumb:
     
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  4. cbrookson

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    No problem, have got it working with my Nexus 4. It can act as a WiFi hotspot ...

    Will also connect over Bluetooth and USB cable ........... it's all in the manual.

    I use mine on a Three £10 subscription, don't pay any phone call costs as I use Skype, BT and VOIP but that is another story ...

    Cheers

    PS Remember it is a microsim, I use a trimmer from EBay when abroad and buying local SIMs ....
     
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    I've tethered my Motorola Android on Giffgaff PAYG, maybe not as fast as my MiFi dongle on Voda.
     
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    On a PC or a Mac ?

    Oh, and how do you rate the phone?

    Cheers :thumb:
     
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    Hi Brian, I did read that using the Bluetooth can be faster than WiFi........... worth a try? :thumb:
     
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    Quality is excellent, but like all modern smart phones not a good battery life. Unlike an Apple though you can switch it to 2G only mode (GPRS and EDGE) which makes it last longer. :BigGrin:

    I have used it as a Hotspot to MACs, IPads, Nexus 7 and Windows laptops ....

    Cheers
     
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