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help? pros and cons of using phone for hotspot

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Thinking of getting rid of MT landline and going to Sure. Wife has I phone and I have a simple Doro, (no data usage), and a laptop with modem.

Suggested that we use wife's phone as hot spot.

Trying to get my head round it all and ask questions

1. will 50gb be adequate?

2.can phone be used as phone while someone else uses it as hotspot?

We don't download videos or films and may use you tube for an hour or two each evening for music and I use it for 'e' banking and checking tech details occasionally.

Totally flummoxed by all internet tech.but hope it would work and be cheaper.

Can any of you give us any guidance? please/thank you

 

 

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The phone can be used whilst it is being used as a hotspot. 

Also keep in mind that you would only be able to use the internet when Mrs D-F was in and that a wifi hotspot is heavy on battery life. 

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Our experience is if you are tethering and use the phone the t'internet stalls.

We also have a mifi. Huawei of course. It's Sure and I think it's £20 for 20 Gigglebytes. Obviously you have to put it in a phone to use the minutes. But the mifi works well.

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I think 50GB a month may be a bit tight with all that youtubing. I started on a limited contract with MT and as soon as the kids were here with their usage it was gone. 

 

Try it one night. Reset the stats on your wife’s phone (settings-mobile data-reset stats), turn off your wi-fi router and use the hotspot and go nuts on youtube to see how much you use. 

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we are away for a few weeks then we'll return to the fray. Thanks for all the suggestions.

As an aside Wrighty I'm just reading, Critical', by Dr Matt Morgan. absolutely fascinating.

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