HOME TECH TRENDS ONLINE SAFETY SOCIAL NETWORKING APP COLLECTIONS HOW-TO THE ONLINE MOM BLOG ARCHIVE EN ESPAÑOL
Technology A-Z
 
The Internet
 
Tech Hardware
 
Tech Software
 
Video Games
 
Protecting Your Children
 
FAQs
 
Getting Help
 
The Online Mom Network
 


Learn about The Online Mom Network
Join The Online Mom Network
How Do I Become An Online Mom?


The Online Mom provides internet technology advice and information to help parents protect their kids, encourage responsible behavior and safely harness the power of technology in the new digital world. Social networking, photo sharing, video games, IM & texting, internet security, cyberbullying, educational resources, the latest on tech hardware, gadgets and software for kids 3-8, tweens and teens, and more.

Staying Connected With My Mobile Hotspot



By Guest Blogger:

As a regular blogger, I am in the habit of taking my laptop with me wherever I go. Some of my best blogs have been inspired by just watching everyday events unfold around me. If I see something interesting, I sit down, open up my MacBook and start typing away.

In the last couple of years, two things have contributed greatly to the success of my on-the-go blogging activities: Starbucks and Mobile Hotspots.

First of all, Starbucks took the bold step of providing free Wi-Fi in all 12,000 of its locations nationwide. Despite fears that this move would encourage thousands of budding entrepreneurs to use their local coffee house as a free all-day office, it has become everything Starbucks’ progressive management expected it to be: a much-appreciated convenience for a tech-savvy and extremely loyal customer base.

But there are plenty of times when I can’t get to a Starbucks – when I’m on a train or in the back of a cab, for example. Or when I’m suffering through one of those interminable waits with my kids at the doctor’s or dentist’s. For those occasions, I use one of the great innovations of the wireless age: the Mobile Hotspot.

Mobile Hotspots have been around for a while. They used to come in the form of a relatively expensive stand-alone device that plugged into the USB drive of your laptop and required you to download drivers and other software tools for activation. Such a Hotspot could cost as much as $60 per month, and I usually spent more time looking for the device than I ever did using it.

Now my Mobile Hotspot is embedded into the one thing I never go anywhere without: my smartphone! Almost all new smartphones come with a built-in Hotspot feature. My 4G LTE LG Lucid from Verizon has the Mobile Hotspot right alongside all the other pre-loaded Verizon apps, including VZ Navigator, Backup Assistant and My Verizon Mobile.

The Mobile Hotspot feature allows me to share the phone’s data connection with any Wi-Fi capable device, giving me super-fast web browsing and download speeds on my laptop, tablet and more. I can share my 4G connection with up to 10 total devices (5 devices in 3G mode), so I can also offer Hotspot access to friends whenever we are together and they can’t find a usable network.

The Mobile Hotspot feature used to cost an extra $20 per month but it’s now included with the $40 smartphone monthly access fee under Verizon’s Share Everything Plan. If you and your family use your Mobile Hotspots on a regular basis, you will need to factor in the data usage when you set up your plan.

Mobile Hotspots have revolutionized the way I work, literally making the Internet available wherever I go. Just one more reason to love my smartphone!

This article first appeared on Insider Blog, part of the VerizonInsider community network.



Thank you for submitting your comment. Your comment will appear on the site after it has been reviewed by site moderators!
Post a Comment:
Name:
Email:
Comments (max 500 characters):

Permalink | Print | Email

Share this article!
Partner with Online Mom Media
Online Mom Media specializes in building powerful communities of influencers! [read on]
Special Twitter Event
Join @theonlinemom this Thursday at 9pm ET as we introduce Thrively, a fun and interactive family web site! #Thrively
[read on]
Join the BUZZ!
Join @theonlinemom and friends this Friday at 12 noon PT as we look at Simplifying Mobile Tech. Great prizes! #VZWBuzz [read on]
The Online Mom Blog
Connecting Your Mobile Lifestyle
[read on]
Cómo encontrar en línea las mejores ofertas
Visite La Online Mom en Español! [read on]
Stacey Ross on The Online Mom
Catch up on the digital lifestyle with Stacey Ross!
[read on]
PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: Parental Controls
Which of the new gaming consoles offers better parental supervision? [read on]
How To Make the Most of Those Daily Deals
Take a closer look at those daily deals to make sure you're getting a bargain!
[read on]
Watch Out! Your Wristband Is Tracking You…
New ways to monitor two of the most important elements that factor into our overall health: exercise and sleep [read on]
How To Beat Spam with Disposable E-Mail Addresses
There's an alternative to giving out your online information (or turning into a digital recluse): the disposable e-mail!
[read on]
Managing Your Online Reputation
There are some simple steps we can take to safeguard our online reputations [read on]
7 Apps for Finding Stuff Online
Loking to buy and sell online? Your smartphone can help!
[read on]
How to Manage Your Cell Phone Bill
Don't be overwhelmed by that cell phone bill. We offer 7 tips that can help [read on]
7 Social Networking Tips for Graduates
About to graduate? It's time to clean up those social networking accounts!
[read on]
The Best Apps for Staying in Shape
10 great apps for turning your smartphone or tablet into your workout buddy! [read on]
7 Steps to Smartphone Safety
Buying that first smartphone for your child? Make safety a top priority!
[read on]
10 Essential Apps for the Busy Mom
Turn your smartphone into your very own personal assistant! [read on]
Tweens and Facebook:
Do you think children under the age of 13 should be allowed on Facebook?

Yes
No
Not Sure




© 2011 the online mom, all rights reserved | site map ABOUT     MEET THE TEAM     CONTACT US     ADVERTISE     PRESS     PRIVACY     LEGAL
As you may have guessed, it is made of titanium and some stainless steel¡ªthe case is titanium and the rolex replica sale is stainless steel. The dial is brown, the watch hands are silver-toned, and there is a date window at the four o¡¯clock position. The sapphire case protects the breitling replica sale from water damage up to 30 meters. Synergy means cooperative action. This replica watches uk combines the best of the old and the new to deliver something uniquely modern. All of the classic elements are there. It has the sleek and stylish dial of the replica watches uk, the concave dot at the 12 o¡¯clock hour, and the Swiss quartz movement. But the Sapphire Synergy has something few breitling replica sale offer, a rubber wristband. Why rubber? Well, it¡¯s not a sport rolex replica sale, so using it outdoors is out of the question. But the informal band gives it a more casual look and feel, which can be quite appealing to the modern male.