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Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

Personal Hotspots Coming from AT&T

AT&T has confirmed that it will begin supporting the Personal Hotspot feature with the launch of iOS 4.3 on March 11. Users who have the $25 a month DataPro plan which allows for 2 GB of usage, plus the $20 a month tethering add-on will get the update automatically when the update pushes out on the 11th. Users with earlier versions of the iPhone will not be able to use the feature. Verizon's iPhone shipped with the feature, so AT&T has been quick to offer it as well.

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Skype Expands To Over 500,000 WiFi Hot Spots

Skype Expands To Over 500,000 WiFi Hot Spots

Skype just announced at MWC 2011 that it has expanded its Skype Access coverage to over 500,000 hotspots. The Skype Access service was introduced back in January 2009 and provides pay-per-minute access to WiFi hotspots around the world. With this service, users can take advantage of Wi-Fi hotspots without having to pay by the day or by the hour, and can conveniently pay only as much as they use with their Skype Credit.

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O2 WiFi promises free UK wireless access for all

O2 WiFi promises free UK wireless access for all

Altruism in the hotspot space? Certainly seems that way this morning, with carrier O2 announcing O2 WiFi, a public hotspot service that will offer free connectivity in venues across the UK no matter what cellphone or broadband provider you're using. There won't be national coverage to begin with, of course, but O2 is targeting "at least double" BT Openzone and The Cloud's premium hotspots combined by 2013.

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Verizon FIVESPOT hands-on

Verizon FIVESPOT hands-on

Verizon made headlines along with Apple earlier on today by announcing the iPad - together with a MiFi - would be arriving in the carrier’s stores on October 28th, but it's another of the operator's mobile hotspots that has landed on the SlashGear bench today. The Verizon FiveSpot is a battery powered modem capable, like other mobile hotspots we've seen, of sharing that one connection with a number of WiFi-connected clients, like notebooks, PMPs or, yes, Apple's iPad. First impressions and more after the cut.

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Clear iSpot Review

Clear iSpot Review

Wireless hotspots are relatively commonplace these days, billed as straightforward ways to get all your WiFi devices online without paying a cellular modem subscription for each. The Clear iSpot, then, is an odd fish: while it's capable of supporting up to eight WiFi clients simultaneously, they're all meant to be Apple mobile devices like the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Have one of those and you can be enjoying 4G speeds for a bargain monthly fee; anything else and - officially - you're out of luck. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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