Video:5 Best Phones to Use as Wireless Modemswith Michael Watkins
Cell phones can be used as modems because of powerful 3G and 4G connections. Watch this About.com video to learn more about some of the best phones to use as wireless modems.See Transcript
Transcript:5 Best Phones to Use as Wireless Modems
Hi, I’m Mike Watkins for About.com. And today I’m going to show you the five best cell phones to use as a modem for your laptop. Over the past few years, cell phone technology has greatly increased, allowing up to five laptops to be connected to one device.
Hybrid Phones and Tablets
The first cell phone we’re going to look at s the Samsung Galaxy Note; this is a hybrid tablet and cell phone, has a huge screen, and uses a touch screen stylus. It’s also LTE capable, which means faster data transfer speeds.
For Modem Use, Check with Cell Phone Carrier
Keep in mind, that tethering your cell phone with your lap top maybe an additional cost with your cell carrier. It’s important to note that cell phone speeds vary dramatically with tethering based on your cell phone carrier and geographic location.
Using the iPhone as a Modem
One of the more popular smartphones on our list is the apple iPhone, which can be tethered wirelessly through WiFi, or via the cable.
Other Phones Used for Modems
If you’re using an HTC device, with the windows phone seven operating system otherwise known as mango, now you can also tether.
Another great phone for tethering is the Samsung Galaxy S2. This phone offers ease of use and comes with 4g technology.
The Motorola Droid Razr is not only a powerful phone running on the android OS, but it’s thin and get excellent battery life.
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