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Some people use their smartphones to surf the internet. But it sounds like you're talking about buying a hot spot that will broadcast a WiFi signal. There are dedicated hotspot devices, as well as phones that can function as a hotspot. Either way, you pay extra for this capability. I have a HTC evo with Sprint. My phone can function as a hotspot, but I'd have to pay about $50/ month in addition to my regular charges to use this function. I haven't used it as a hotspot, so I can't comment on speeds. However, I've found that its a bit slower for me to surf on my phone than it is for me to surf on my laptop at home where I have DSL. I'm waiting to see if that changes when 4G comes to my area.
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