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Review: Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon

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HotSpot on S III???


Jul 10, 2012, 3:55 PM
Did you have a chance or does anyone know how the S III holds up to use as a HotSpot? My Thunderbolt is useless as a Hotspot. It won't hold a signal for more than 5 minutes and when it does have a signal the speed is ridiculously slow. I would like to take advantage of my Unlimited Data with Verizon when I get my Nexus 7 and also be able to let the kids sync up their Nooks too when we are on the road or out and about.

Jul 10, 2012, 4:36 PM
I'm curious to know more about the HotSpot capability as well. I currently have the Samsung Charge and the HotSpot feature works great (I've used up to 4 devices at once for periods of 30-60 minutes at a time). Hoping the GS3 can do the same or better.

Jul 10, 2012, 7:09 PM
From what I've heard, the Hotspot feature on the phone works great, this is just from speaking to customers, mind you. I personally have a Samsung Galaxy 5 (Galaxy Euro) and I have never had a problem with the hotspot, seems to work good on samsung devices.
Eric M. Zeman

Jul 10, 2012, 7:22 PM
All - Thanks for the question. I tested the mobile hotspot feature this evening, and I am pleased to report that it rocks. It took me less than a minute to get the hotspot up and running and connect my laptop to it. I was surfing in no time.

Browsing was limited to EVDO speeds (~1Mbps down, ~700Kbps up) since I wasn't able to test it under LTE coverage today. I'll be able to do that tomorrow. But the feature itself is painless to set up and use.

Jul 11, 2012, 4:08 AM
I have the Droid Charge also, no major complaints. I've had it since May last year.

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