Other devices (Android, Meego) can use a Joiko Hotspot app, similar to the Apple Personal Hotspot. These are great apps! By far the easiest way to tether.
On board, however, we have a built-in Globesurfer III access point -- put in a TMobile sim with unlimited data plan. And all devices on board can connect over Wifi
. It's better than tethering with your phone
, because the reception
is vastly better than a phone
(it's a fixed device with a bigger antenna
and no power restrictions). I bought an external antenna
to put up the mast
but have yet to install it -- the built in antenna works astonishingly well -- good reception
miles out to sea when mobile phones on board have long lost
In the UK, unlimited data is ridiculously cheap
-- IIRC six months for 25 pounds, and with quite reasonable fair use policy -- 500 megabytes per month I think, which has always been plenty for us.
That's 25 pounds for six months, not 25 pounds per month