How do you provide a decent speed internet connection to multiple devices on a USA road trip? (either on interstates, in campgrounds or hotels)

Four people have at least 2 devices the following (total 11 devices), but up to 5 active at any given time.

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iPod
  • Laptops (iOS and Win7)
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    To clarify, what is the primary intent of your question: do you want to know the name of a US-wide data service provider, or do you want to know how a handful of data connections can be shared between multiple devices? The first one belongs here, the latter belongs to superuser.com and if you say so, I can migrate this question.
    – Ankur Banerjee
    Dec 5 '11 at 23:39
  • Or do you want to know if there is some kind of device that can provide this? Dec 6 '11 at 9:41

Use Mifi

Mifi is a device that able to host a Wifi connection using 3G card.

Small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to bring the Internet to your whole family wherever your wireless phone goes - no cables required. Just power it on and instantly connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

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Search for "wifi tethering". There are some apps that turn your phone into a wifi hotspot in android app market, but i have also seen dedicated devices who are essentially wifi+3g modem+battery in one box.

see also the section about carrier contracts at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tethering

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