Your Own Mobile Hotspot

by Emily on April 15, 2013

in Articles

wireless-logo-wifiYou’ve already been taught how to “turbo boost your wireless internet” at home. But what if you want to take it with you?

These days it feels like free or easy to access Wi-Fi is pretty much everywhere. Heck, you can’t walk a block without your smart phone trying to connect to at least a dozen different Wi-Fi signals. Almost every coffee shop, library, grocery store and mall has a free Wi-Fi that customers can use. So why would you want your own?

1. Privacy

The problem with joining a public Wi-Fi source is that privacy can very quickly become an issue. Yes, your computer undoubtedly has a firewall attached to it to prevent other users from hacking in to your hard drive. The Wi-Fi network, however, might not have a good firewall. This leaves your machine open to all sorts of threats and attacks from viruses, malware, spyware, etc. When you carry your own mobile hotspot with you, you have complete control over what has access to your machine.

2. Convenience

What if you want to spend the day at the park but also want to get some work done while you enjoy the sunshine? A mobile hotspot makes that possible. It allows you to connect to the Internet, the cloud, etc no matter where you are or what you’re doing. This is particularly helpful if you’re stuck in an airport or hotel that thinks charging you $10 per hour of internet use is fair.

3. Share the Wealth

A mobile hotspot doesn’t just work for you. It works for whoever you allow to have access to it. This can be particularly helpful if you are traveling with friends or are somewhere with a group of people. A good example of this is the all important convention. Most conventions have Wi-Fi now but, because there are so many people trying to use the Wi-Fi at the same time the signal gets crowded and bogged down. At some conventions it is nearly unusable. Carrying your own hotspot with you allows you to connect to the Internet without having to use the same Wi-Fi as everybody else. You and your friends can gather, check email or even play a game together without having to rely upon shoddy service.

4. It’s Easy

Setting up your hotspot is usually pretty easy. Most wireless providers offer them (some even allow you to turn your phone into the hub). Most internet service providers offer it as well. You can simply add a hotspot on to your regular internet or phone plan and be ready to go. Then, if you run into problems you simply call the [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]Clear Wireless internet customer service phone number[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]Clear Wireless internet customer service phone number[/tp]  (or the number for whatever provider you are using) and get them cleared up right then.

The cost is pretty much the only “con” when it comes to whether or not to own your own mobile hotspot. If you are careful, though, and don’t go overboard with it, the costs can be kept low.

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Evan April 16, 2013 at 11:26

Why not just get monthly wi-fi that allows all over use for your computer? Why hook up phones to computers?
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Mohd Aktar April 16, 2013 at 12:33

Emily you covered very interesting points which has to be considered when we are using a Wi-Fi on your mobile.

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Atif Imran April 16, 2013 at 22:51

This is article a great gift for smartphone and Wi-Fi lovers .

Almost every coffee shop, library, grocery store and mall has a free Wi-Fi that customers can use.

Hahaha , this is really a new thing for me .
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Mitch April 17, 2013 at 08:36

Great points Emily, Keep going!

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Krishna Parmar April 17, 2013 at 08:41

Yes, this is fantastic article for Smartphone lovers, I use some application out to share my Internet Connection with my friends via Wi-Fi!
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jeff April 17, 2013 at 16:11

I have been toying with the idea of getting a mobile hotspot–it would come in so handy.
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Rajkumar Jonnala April 18, 2013 at 14:41

great article as usual keep rocking great information

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Claire Buffay April 18, 2013 at 16:13

It’s better to use your own hotspot in order to stay safe. There are many people out there who can just access your data if you ain’t smart enough.
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