3g mobile or data card - which one is better?

Shinjan Saha

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I am presently using vodafone 3g in my nokia phone. I use the phone as modem in my laptop to use skype frequently.Whenever I use skype, my phone gets heated up very much. So I called up nokia care and they said it is normal with 3g and it will not affect the phone.But I think it also affects the phone's longevity and battery life also.Could you please give me suggestion if it would be better to buy a 3g dongle instead of using the phone as modem?
 

Sushubh

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righto. mobile devices tend to go hot when used as modems. and that would shorten their life. so it is safer to go for a dongle.
 


almon

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Depends on how frequently you use your 3g net. I only use that as a backup, so occassional heating doesnt matter. but if you plan to use that as your primary connection then better buy a dongle
 

Shinjan Saha

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Thank you all for your valuable suggestion.Yes I use my phone as the primary connection. So I will buy a dongle going by your suggestion.I am thinking of buying Huawei E353 3g modem which gives speed upto 21.6 mbps.What do you people think?
 

popcorn

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dongles also have high power to capture signals ( i am putting in very simple words) compared to mobile phones.
 


popcorn

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i am talking of signal strengths ...Like a sim with a mobile will give you 2 signal bars...but same sim with same location with dongle can give you 4 signal bars.
 

Shinjan Saha

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I know I will not get that much speed. But I will have the provision...Do you think I should go with a dongle with 14.4 mbps speed?
 

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