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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 03:55 PM

The Fort Worth Texas Public Library system has started lending Sprint cellular hotpots.

They have 200 units. You can check one out for 3 weeks, with no data cap. they are very popular, and there is a waiting list. You can not get one at the Downtown Library, rather they are available at outlying branches.

These are a godsend for me, since I only have 1GB a month data on my phone. .

In case anyone does not know what a Hotpsot is, it is A device for connecting to the Internet via a cellular network.

You can connect any Wi-Fi equipped device. Cell phone, desktop computer, laptop computer, etc.

They look like this.

Smaller than a deck of playing cards.

Anyone else's library doing this, or something similar?

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Reply The Fort Worth Texas Public Library system has started lending Sprint cellular hotpots. (Original post)
MicaelS Jan 2019 OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 2019 #1
MicaelS Jan 2019 #2
Dem_4_Life Jan 2019 #3
MicaelS Jan 2019 #5
ellie Jan 2019 #4
MicaelS Jan 2019 #6
Initech Jan 2019 #7
lostnfound Jan 2019 #8
zeusdogmom Jan 2019 #9
uponit7771 Jan 2019 #10

Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:01 PM

1. What a fantastic idea!!!!

Sunshine on a cloudy day.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:04 PM

2. It really is.

The program has been running for 6 months and they started with 80, and now have 200. I got one on the first data of availability back in July.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:05 PM

3. That is super cool.

San Antonio Public Library is really behind on the times.

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Response to Dem_4_Life (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:07 PM

5. We have always had a progressive library system.

You can borrow E-Books via Overdrive and Libby. You can get 5 free downloads of music you can keep via Freegal.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:07 PM

4. Yes!

The library my husband works at here in Colorado lends out T-Mobile 4G LTE hot spots.

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Response to ellie (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 04:07 PM

6. Excellent. n/t

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 05:10 PM

7. Interesting idea, I like it!

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 05:46 PM

8. Quick, telecoms! Time to make this practice illegal!

How in the world do they have unlimited data?

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 06:47 PM

9. Kudos to public libraries everywhere

Each system in their own way contribute so much to the public at large. Obviously programs vary according to the needs of their communitirs. Hands down best use of tax dollars.

If you aren't familiar with what your local library has to offer, check them out. Might be in for a mighty surprise. Your library card unlocks a world of materials.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:48 PM

10. K&R

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