One of the pleasant surprises of testing the Personal Hotspot was
its range. I was able to connect to the device even from a decent
distance away. This isn’t short-range networking; you should be
able to set the phone down and roam around a room (or even an
adjacent room) without losing your Wi-Fi connection. This should
be great for hotel rooms without free Wi-Fi, for example.
Agreed. It’s nothing like a standalone Wi-Fi base station, but it worked well from anywhere in the same room.