Subtitle: How to Tether a Cell Phone
I have owned a Mi-Fi card for several years and love it. This is a small device that connects to cell towers and provides wireless data connections for laptop computers and other devices when traveling. The Mi-Fi card connection speed is about the same as that of a DSL broadband connection. Unlike wi-fi wireless, it has a range of about five miles. As long as I am within range of a cell phone tower, I have always had a high-speed Internet connection. The Mi-Fi device is about the size of four or five credit cards stacked on top of each other.
I have carried the Mi-Fi card all over country, usually by carrying it in my pocket. It has turned out to be surprisingly reliable, even providing high-speed Internet connections while traveling in rural Vermont and in Wyoming. However, last night I discovered that the Mi-Fi device isn't as rugged as I would like: it didn't even survive a single trip with my laundry through the washer and dryer!
I'll let you guess how I made this "discovery."
I then learned how to "tether" my iPhone.