I live in NSW in winter and Tassie in summer and am even older than the 'baby-boomers' (Glad I'm not responsible for all the country's woes!) Good news has prompted my first foray onto a forum.
My Internet provider is Telstra Bigpond. Yesterday I noticed that 'Personal Hotspot' had appeared in my settings for the first time having given up trying to access it. I don't know how long since Telstra made it available but other users will surely be as thrilled as I am.
It's great to have a forum to pick up ideas to get maximum benefit from the iPad.
Just make sure you are not going to be charged extra for using it. Availability is one thing...
Welcome to the iPadForum! This Forum offers so much information related to the iPad and its use. The IPF has many discussion topics related to: Acessories, Help, Apple News, Hacking, Gaming, Business/Education, Special Needs and Health.
The iPadForum also includes a Regional Ipad Group for international users across the world. This is a wonderful area to "find" members from your own country.
Regional iPad Groups
If you have not done so, please take a look at the iOS 5.0 and 5.1:
Connecting to the iTunes Store.
iTunes - Books - iPad User Guide for iOS 5.1 by Apple Inc.
Finally, please read the rules!