Hi everyone, I'm really not familiar with how the T-Mobile hotspot service works and I was wondering if it could be used with the PS3.
From what I read in the T-Mobile website you could use your phone to connect your laptop and other wifi enabled devices to the internet but they don't really give you much details... you know how these phone companies like to leave everything ambiguous so that you cannot complain about the service later on.
I heard form a friend that he could use his cell-phone as a router for his laptop and connect the to the internet from anywhere, is this the same as the t-mobile hotspot service or is that some other service?
thanks a lot.
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That costs quite a bit I think. Espesh using you'r phone as a router. That costs a bomb.
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Now T-mobile hotspots is your Wifi G access from Starbucks and Airports, hotels ect. It isnt the same as mobile broadband because of that. You can get hotspot access on its own compleatly unlimited as well for £20 a month, but you would be much better off getting one of our mobile broadband packages with the USB stick because it costs less (£15 Per month) you get to use it ANYWHERE. And thirdly you get unlimited Wifi access through T-mobile hotspots included for free.
In regards to using Hotspots with your PS3 / 360 i do belive you have to put in your name and password to gain access so it maybe difficult for your PS3 to access it using its wifi as you dont have the Facility (apart from web browser) to access it, however you maybe able to get away with sharing the connection on your laptop instead.
We are looking at releasing a Web n Walk router Later this year that may allow you ps3 to use the mobile broadband service.
Hope this helps.
Steffanj: It dosnt cost as much as T-mobile was the first to charge subscription rates instead of run on rates so you can connect to the internet from your phone its self for a little as £7.50 a month with unlimited useage.
So, if I understand correctly, the best thing to go with would be Mobile Broadband but at the moment it wouldn't support the PS3 or XBL. And I'm assuming I would need one of the newer phones in order to do this.
Do you know the speed you can get with one of those?
You should make a thread when the service you mentioned becomes available; I'm sure a lot of people would be interested.
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We currently have speeds of 1.8MBPS across the uk, london maybe getting 3.6MBPS. this will be improved as the end of the year comes closer as the end of 2007 T-mobile UK and 3 (three) signed a network consolidation agreement for the next ten years to join both 3G networks togeather and use them still under the T-mobile and 3 brands, this will improve network capacity and speeds so hopefully there will be a major boost in speed to 7.2MBPS. Theres been an estimated saving of £10 million in totall for this agreement for both T-mobile and 3.
You can go with a mobile phone but the probablity with a mobile phone is you'll need to connect to your laptop first and then use internet connection sharing when you connect your laptop and then to connect your PS3 to the laptop.
As far as im aware (you'll have to wait till i go back to work on the 30th) the Web n Walk Router will be able to connect multiple PC's and Laptops however citation is needed weather this will have connectivity for the ps3 or 360.
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I might have to chat up Mr T mobile man and get me a good deal on a contract phone
Also a quick insight into the fututre, Japan are already trialing 4G Mainly video calling quality will be improved and speeds for data upto 100MBPS
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Aren't these "hotspots" for like certain malls (cerritos mall in Southern Cali) and coffee shops? Anyway, they have verizon or i guess T-Mobile internet cards that you pay a monthly fee for and you plug the card into the USB port and you can get internet access anywhere theres a hotspot. I dont really know how that would work with the PS3 though same goes for connecting your phone....
T-mobile hotspots are like BT openzones (if your in the UK) T-mobile hotspots are Wirless G spots at commerical areas like Starbucks coffee houses, Airports, Hotels ECT.
When you talk about plugging in a device to your laptop your talking about Web N Walk / Mobile Broadband, wich is compleatly wirless where ever you get 3G Coverage in the UK you automatically get HSDPA wich means you can get speeds upto 1.8Mbps.
Any to the guy above, im using HSDPA just now with Counterstrike: Source and just now on Warhawk using Internet connection sharing on my PC. Because speeds are just like Broadband speeds there is ABSOLUTLY no difference. But if as you said used GPRS wich gives you dial up speeds, you are right theres no way you can achive such a smooth service.
Sprint in the U.S is putting alot of money into "WiMAX" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiMAX
Which sounds like what the t-mobile guy is talking about..but I think its still in testing for Sprint.
Or there's "femtocell" But this is mostly used for better coverage in your home with your broadband connection on your cell phone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femtocell Which is also still in testing.
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