Internet access via phone

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I've been asked to present a lecture in a setting with NO WiFi. But someone mentioned using my smart phone to access Internet, then hooking it up to my computer. Can someone please describe that process more completely? I'm a computer twit.
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First and most important question. Apple or Android?
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Tethering... see the following from Lifewire as well as the links to other articles contained in it:    

a fairly understandable series for even novices at least on how to get started.
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WiFi Hotspot your phone, now you'll have WiFi.  Some carriers charge about $5 a month extra for this feature to be activated.
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Also covered with links in the above Lifewire article if requiring a full description of that process also.

Big consideration for any of them is will the venue have reliable/usable cellular service as well as the possible extra costs associated.

By any chance does the venue have wired service that can be used (i.e. ethernet)? Although rare I've happened upon that also on occasion (mostly secure sites where WiFi isn't used).

My wife heads off to some yearly seminar where that's the case and needs to bring along her USB ethernet adapter and a cable. The first time she went she asked if they had WiFi and the answer was no. She should have asked did the have internet access ;)