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    ipad/internet/setar internet access

    I am technologically impaired. (like you did not already know that) I got my hands on a refurbished ipad 2 for pretty cheap and am enjoying it. (if you have an iphone and love it, you will go gaa gaa over an ipad)
    we are heading to aruba soon for a week at lacabana and a week at the renaissance ocean suites. lacabana has wifi and i am wondering if i can use 1 week of internet, (1 setar card) on both my macbook and my ipad.......not at the same time. $35 for the setar internet and i do not want to purchase 2. can is use it on the 2 devices but not concurrently? i am assuming that i can, but we all know about the word "assume."

    and i know that the renaissance marina, where we'll spend our 2nd week has wired internet in the rooms and has wifi in the lobby and poolside. their fee is higher at $70ish. i am pretty cheap and will not spend $70 for internet, so i may hang out at starbucks once a day and nurse an iced coffee to go on their free wifi.

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    Sgroi135 can answer this question.

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    You can use 2 devices but not at the same time. It takes a few minutes once you disconnect 1 device before you can login with the 2nd device. For the last 3 years I have purchased the Setar card at the Costa Linda for $35/week with unlimited access. Last year I was able to use my PC in the room, and the IPad at the pool with no problem. The WIFI signal at the Costa Linda seems to be very good.
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    Thanks that is the answer I neededQUOTE=Dom;215240]You can use 2 devices but not at the same time. It takes a few minutes once you disconnect 1 device before you can login with the 2nd device. For the last 3 years I have purchased the Setar card at the Costa Linda for $35/week with unlimited access. Last year I was able to use my PC in the room, and the IPad at the pool with no problem. The WIFI signal at the Costa Linda seems to be very good.[/QUOTE]

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    Andrea, did you know if you go into settings on your Ipad, then "cellular data", you can order 1 month of data for $14.99. I do that all the time when I go on trips. You just have to remember at the end of the month, go back in to settings and cancel or they will keep charging you. I love that At&t lets you do it right from you ipad 1 month at a time.

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    Thanks Shelly but my iPad does not have cell only wifi. I have the Verizon plan on my iPhone.

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    Andrea, my I don't have a cell plan for my ipad either, but anyone can order it a month at a time. My brother has a monthly plan for his ipad, but I don't need it so I just get it when I travel. The cheapest plan ($14.99) has only 250mb, and they have a 2gb plan for $25 for 30 days. I get the cheaper, as I feel I only need it for a week, and 250mb is good enough for a week. I should add this is not a cell plan, but a data plan.

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    hmmmm i think i will give verizon a call or maybe i should bring the ipad into the verizon store and let them tell me.

    :-)

    i just called verizon.
    they said YES i can create a mobile hot spot with my ipad and i guess using my iphone as the connector..........BUT i would accrue roaming charges and high data use.

    so, now off to the verizon store to see what a person tells me face to face.
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 12-02-2011 at 09:52 AM.

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    LaCabana owners need to unite and demand free WiFi and internet. Yea, I know its not free and included in the annual fee but they are behind the curve on this amenity.
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    4 different answers from 4 different verizon folks.
    called verizon wireless 2 times.
    1st answer was $20 for 2 gb for mobile hotspot plus roaming charges and can do it on a month to month basis.
    2nd answer from calling verizon wireless was same $20 for 2 gb of mobile hotspot and no roaming.
    then i went to verizon store and the
    3rd answer i got was $130 as i would need domestic and global hotspot and only 320 mb of data and no roaming.
    then 4th answer,the manager of the store said $20 for a month and no roaming and an activation fee.
    my answer is verizon can go to hell. not one answer i got was in agreement with another.

    so it looks like i go back to my original plan and get the setar card.

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