3G Access for My MacBook?
November 18, 2011 8:34 AM Subscribe
Can I get 3G access on a new Macbook Pro? If not, what is the least expensive alternative for my situation?
posted by kmel to computers & internet (9 answers total)
I would like to have internet access at work (during breaks and lunch, of course) on my new Macbook Pro. We're not allowed to set up wifi hotspots at work, and there are no open wifi networks available. I have a 3G data plan with AT&T for our iPad, and ideally I'd be able to get a dongle so I can use that same plan for the Macbook, but it seems they only have 4G dongles now and the plans cost twice as much a month ($50 vs. $25 that I'm currently paying). I saw that there are old ATT 3G dongles on eBay but don't know if they'll work with my computer or my data plan.
I also have an LG Android phone with Virgin Mobile with unlimited data, don't know if there's any way I can tether it to the Macbook. Seems like not.
I also feel very uncomfortable using the word "dongle," but that's probably true of most everybody.