Submitted by Thesonygeniuses 1327d ago | news

The Sony Geniuses: PS Vita Can Play On ANY Carrier (Even 4G).

After PlayStation's Recent Conference at E3, Sony announced that AT&T will be the exclusive carrier for the PS Vita. However, there is a different way to play on the go, with ANY CARRIER, even in 4g. (Mobile, PS Vita, Sony, Tag Invalid)

xRavenx  +   1327d ago
That's pretty cool! I didn't know that! I'm stoked that I don't have to stick with AT&T for Vita!
Misterhbk  +   1327d ago
Great Alternative for using the social services on the go. I Might just do this. Depends on pricing for miFi I can find. Gonna shop around.
Joni-Ice  +   1327d ago
OH YEAH I forgot about those MiFi hotspots. My sis-inlaw has one.
DarkTower805  +   1327d ago
I can use my Virgin Mobile Optimus V as a wifi hotspot. many phones now have that feature.
Max Power  +   1327d ago
My Galaxy S has the hotspot function aswell, I completely forgot about that...sweet that 50 bucks is going to Celebratory Beer!
DaTruth  +   1327d ago
What about Canada? If I have to go with Rogers... f#*% that!!!

Sick of this partnering crap, like how you can't get Avatar in 3D except if you buy a Panasonic 3DTV; that $hit is just wrong!
drewboy704  +   1326d ago
thank you smartphone mobile hotspot :) Android FTW!
ExplosionSauce  +   1326d ago
This sounds like a really great alternative
Might not be for everyone, but for those who love their 3G/4G on the go, this is great! :D
SilentNegotiator  +   1326d ago
Huh.......awesome! Screw you, AT&T.
ThanatosDMC  +   1326d ago
Now, douchebags like Geohotz cant make an excuse about hacking it.
Nykamari  +   1326d ago
That won't stop them! Yo why are you absent from MAG?
ThanatosDMC  +   1326d ago
I played two days ago with 187 on Valor. Murder Service disbanded and merged with another clan in Raven and became [M4F] Murk 4 Fun.

But yeah, you're right. I havent been on as much as i could. Got another job.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1327d ago
i wouldn't use 3g for anything besides for special occasions, even then i wouldn't use it to download unless i had an unlimited download 4g hotspot, then that would be way different. Too bad i dont have it other wise this would be a no brainer.
LyricalOpposition  +   1327d ago
I like the "CLEAR" alternative
Prcko  +   1327d ago
day 1 baby
day 1!!!!!!!!
i_da_pappy  +   1327d ago
i have the samsung epic through sprint. i can just get the wifi hotspot for $30 a month.
MuleKick  +   1327d ago
Your phone can do it for free. Keep that money in your pocket Homie!
i_da_pappy  +   1327d ago
goaliegonzalez28  +   1326d ago
you can get free wifi tether if you root your phone, it's super simple
Hozi89  +   1326d ago
If your phone has the hotspot feature simply read your instructions on how to set it up with your psp, etc...or google it. It's not that hard.
BLACKBIBLE  +   1327d ago
Nice article
Sev  +   1327d ago
Agreed. But it doesn't take a Sony Genius to figure this out. :)

Get my terrible pun?
Thesonygeniuses  +   1327d ago
wow. really? smh...
PSWe60  +   1327d ago
Jesus f*ck Sony, what the Hell were you guys thinking?
joeorc  +   1327d ago
the idea why may be the fact that At&t looking to gather the T-mobile network also maybe why Sony's doing it.

who supports that merger?

just to name a couple of companies

Microsoft And Facebook In Support Of AT&T-Mobile Merger

Other tech companies who signed the article, such as RIM, Brocade, Oracle, Qualcomm and RIM, see the merger as an opportunity to sell their mobile products to a wide-reaching consumer base uniting consumers from both AT&T and T-Mobile.

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PSWe60  +   1327d ago
well said,
my rebuttal to that:

no bars with AT&T
dragon82  +   1326d ago
I have five bars all day every day with AT&T and I don't even live in a 3G area.
blackburn10  +   1327d ago
Well for anyone that hates AT&T I guess it would be a practical solution. I will stick to Wifi by choice though.
_Q_  +   1327d ago
Meh this was my evil plan all along. I was gonna write a post in the forum about mifis and connected devices..
holdmyown83  +   1327d ago
CLEAR is horrible..and they cap speeds
Thesonygeniuses  +   1327d ago
what do they cap their speeds to?
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PSWe60  +   1327d ago
on topic:
This si an awesome alternative, count me in for the $299 model!
Thesonygeniuses  +   1327d ago
you mean the $249 dollar model. Since you are not using ATT 3g service.
PSWe60  +   1327d ago
yup, I missed that, I stand corrected good sir
R_aVe_N  +   1327d ago
Considering I can just using my cell phone a a hotspot I don't need the 3G model. All I have to do is turn the hotspot feature on and boom instant wifi 8)
jukins  +   1327d ago
can you activate and deactivate mobile wifi as you go even when on contract through verizon? if you can i may get the wifi version. as of now i'm gonna get the 3g version since i think the plans will be prepaid similar to the ipad2 3g
Ju  +   1327d ago
Why the f.ck does that need a partner in the first place. Go buy a Sim and done. You have to pay for the data plan anyhow, those additional $50 are non-subsidized and yet we must buy a contract? Fuck this. No WiFi for me. GalaxyS hot spot all the way. At least only one data plan I am paying for, morons. Cellphone Mafia. /rant
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jukins  +   1327d ago
you dont need a contract. it will be prepaid like the ipad 2 you can buy without contract. you pay as you go. want it one month buy it next month you dont want it you dont have to.
Ju  +   1327d ago
Well, still locked down to one carrier. I guess the first thing they'll do is sell you a 3 years contract. Why can't I just put the Sim in from the carrier I want (capital I). So, if I'd move/travel to Europe I can throw that thing out because I can't put any other Sim card in. Great.
Bathyj  +   1327d ago
Wow, such a bunch of clever guys are just figuring this out?

I thought that was the whole point of having a Wifi model.

I have a Galaxy 2 with wifi hotspot and my galaxy tab which I bought outright without a plan leeches of it.

Vita will do just the same.
theonlylolking  +   1327d ago
Why not just use a droid as a mobile wireless hotspot for your vita?
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1327d ago
Im getting wi-fi version anyways
I wont be bringing this everywhere with me so I dont need 3g. I thought of places Id bring this and most have wi-fi. between classes at my house, university, airport, hotel, relatives etc have wi-fi for free. In times away from wi-fi I can handle using offline. I will mostly play offline probably even when im in wi-fi areas. More and more wi-fi is being added to place everyday. The bar I went to the other day had free wi-fi.

I have a regular 3G flip phone with ATT(no data plan) and the 3G coverage at my house sucks. It works in the city but right near my house is where it stops working. I have to go outside my house to send a text. Im going to switch from ATT soon as their service blows for me anyways.

If I needed 3G wi-fi I would probably use a different carrier than ATT and make my phone be a mobile hot spot and could use it with other devices.
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TBONEJF  +   1326d ago
That's good cause I have AT&T. I will be getting T-Mobile SIM card for that cause I prefer GSM over CDMA. But still will be buying the WiFi version though. still haven't made up my mine since it's on any carrier. and don't see the PSVista 4G Compatible when the device doesn't have 4G bands.
SSKILLZ  +   1326d ago
Hmmmmmmm now i don't know what PsVita to go for wifi ? Or 3G? ?_?
fullmetal297  +   1326d ago
PS Vita 3G model is gonna sink with this revelation. I'll die before turning to AT&T's overpriced plans.
Firebird360  +   1326d ago
Just jailbreak ur smartphones to act as wifi hotspots. 3G version is good unless you have a smartphone.
TheCrazyMerc  +   1326d ago
Good thing I have CLEAR already its an okay service, and i get speed downloads up to 1.5 MBps
parasit3  +   1326d ago
OMG MiFi IS ANOTHER HACK. heh kidding Sony..
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BrotherNick  +   1326d ago
I already do this, I travel with my ps3 a bit and I play all the time.

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