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Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 9:32 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Ignoring the hall phone comment I just want to be able to use my tablet out and about when I want to i.e. connect to the internet. So would a dongle make that happen?

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
Mary-Jane wrote:
It says Asus Nexus 2 3 2GB on the receipt



That tells you it 32GB but the additional info on the box may give you some indication of the connectivity.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
Ignoring the hall phone comment I just want to be able to use my tablet out and about when I want to i.e. connect to the internet. So would a dongle make that happen?


Yes. And it will cost you money. This may or may not be worth it. Depends where and what for. Wifi might be enough. Try it, and see, before you leap in.

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Depending on who your home internet provider is ypu might be able to use hotspots out of the home for wifi connections, alternaivly you may be able to set up a tether to your mobile phone and use that internet connection when out and about.
My samsung ace can create its own hotspot that i use for my ipod if i need internet connection when out.

The guy in the shop might know thst your phone is capable of running the internet for your tablet hence his saying you cpuld use it anywhere.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 13 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
But the bloke in the shop said I could use it 'anywhere'


I think "anywhere" is salesmanspeak for "well, it works in this shop".

Henry

joanne



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you have a reasonable smart phone, you can tether it to that and use the data allowance on the phone rather than buying a separate dongle

You definitely don't have a 3G connection on that tablet

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

buzzy wrote:
Mary-Jane wrote:
But the bloke in the shop said I could use it 'anywhere'


I think "anywhere" is salesmanspeak for "well, it works in this shop".

Henry


Or, possibly, he's right. It can be used anywhere. I suspect, if he'd known phone network connectivity was required, he might have suggested the more expensive, more profitable version that did that. It's possible the customer was less than clear about her requirements.

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
It's possible the customer was less than clear about her requirements.



Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

joanne wrote:
If you have a reasonable smart phone, you can tether it to that and use the data allowance on the phone rather than buying a separate dongle

You definitely don't have a 3G connection on that tablet


I have Blackberry...

joanne



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OK well have a look at this, about halfway down the page

http://recombu.com/mobile/news/how-to-tether_M18269.html

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What Joanne says.

But, it's entirely possible your phone contract does not permit tethering. If it does, it will work, if doesn't, it will not.

Additionally, pay attention to how much data costs on your contract. A tablet will use a lot more than you're currently using on a typical smart phone, and scary bills are something to beware of.

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
Nick wrote:
It's possible the customer was less than clear about her requirements.




Well, either you were not clear, or the sales guy sold you something unsuitable.

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:

Well, either you were not clear, or the sales guy sold you something unsuitable.


I was perfectly clear. And it's diss, not dis.

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

joanne wrote:
OK well have a look at this, about halfway down the page

http://recombu.com/mobile/news/how-to-tether_M18269.html


Thanks Jo - that's really helpful. I'll have a look at it later.

Nick



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 13 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
Nick wrote:

Well, either you were not clear, or the sales guy sold you something unsuitable.


I was perfectly clear. And it's diss, not dis.


Then you should have been told that a Nexus 7 with 3G does not exist. I guess your options are pay extra for the dongle/tethering option, or take it back and ask for something that actually does the job.

And it's a Blackberry, unless you own the whole company.

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