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swanscn
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Verizon Wi-FI and Apple Ipad

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 After searching the forums and not finding this question, I thought I would ask.

 

 Can I use a IPAD with Verizon WI-FI hotspots? From what I can see there is no WI-FI connect software for anything other than Windows, so I am thinking I can not. Is this correct?

 

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The answer is no.  This was pulled from http://www.verizon.com/wifi

 

  • Verizon Wi-Fi is not available for PDAs, phones, desktop PCs or Macs.
  • Most late-model laptops have wireless capability, but if yours doesn't, you'll need to buy a wireless card.
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    jumpin68ny
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    The answer is no.  This was pulled from http://www.verizon.com/wifi

     

  • Verizon Wi-Fi is not available for PDAs, phones, desktop PCs or Macs.
  • Most late-model laptops have wireless capability, but if yours doesn't, you'll need to buy a wireless card.
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     Thanks, that is what I thought. Interesting that Mac's are not supported but since I do not have a Mac no worries for me.

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    It is pretty lame on Verizon's part. Like many corporations, decisions are based on the assumption that customers are cows that need to be milked - I don't meet the "system requirements" for the wifi connect shim that is required for hot spot connectivity - so I will not be using it. 

     

    Even if I did, I would choose not use "wifi connect" - as smells way to much like a user private data collection tool.

     

    If indeed it is, it would good if its true nature were exposed - and perhaps prompt mass user outrage and the inevitable congressional inquiries.

     

    Perhaps a Verizon representative share the Verizon party line on what "wifi connect" is for, as it obviously not needed from technical perspective. 

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    As heard/spotted in http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-Internet/WiFi-Connect-Utility-for-Mac/m-p/400197#M26754

     


    I'm not sure when this happened or if it's always been true, but you can use Verizon Wi-Fi with other devices now. See http://wyang0.blogspot.com/2012/01/verizon-wi-fi-f​or-all-devices-mac-linux.html



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