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The unlimited hotspot from Ford / ATT was only $15/mo, so I decided to try it out. Works on the same cellular technology as a phone you'd tether to, so speed is about the same. The only real perk is sometimes phone tethering can be finicky... not allowing multiple devices, needing to turn it off & on again for visibility purposes to connect, etc.. The Ford WiFi (whatever they call it) works just like connecting to a Wi-Fi router at home. If the car's on, any of the iPads or whatnot just connect to it automatically, like connecting to your home network when you walk in the door.

Downside for me is that the car has to be on (full ACC, or in the ten-minute window between shutting the engine off where full ACC remains active). If you're talking about a hybrid or EV, no issues here, but running a 3.5L V6 to power my Wi-Fi seems a little backwards. But I've definitely done it where I needed to be in the car but work needed to be done.
 
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