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    tethering question

    I have a rooted DroidX phone with the free wireless tether app installed & working.

    I can tether my Windows 7 Pro laptop to it whenever I want & it works super.

    I have a 64 gig Verizon 3G/WiFi Ipad 2 coming from Apple (if they ever get off their a** & actually ship the damn thing). Will I be able to tether the ipad to the phone the same way I do with the laptop??

    I know my Daughter's ipod touch tethers just fine & I am thinking the ipad should work the same way??

    I am a computer tech/network administrator but have very little experience with Macs.

    ~John

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    Yes, you will be able to. Why get the 3G iPad if you can just tether from your phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LolaAM View Post
    Yes, you will be able to. Why get the 3G iPad if you can just tether from your phone?

    Just in case I ever need it, it didn't really up the price all that much.

    ~John

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    I used the Droid X rooted and free wifi tethering up until a few days ago just fine. It works great and I like not having to turn off wifi in the settings all the time. I only stopped because my DX took a dump the other day so I now have an iPhone 4 coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deftdrummer View Post
    my DX took a dump the other day so I now have an iPhone 4 coming.
    WOW, I can't even imagine going from the big screen of the DX to the smaller Iphone screen at this point (& my business pays for my phones, I could have an iphone for free if I wanted it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmorton10 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by deftdrummer View Post
    my DX took a dump the other day so I now have an iPhone 4 coming.
    WOW, I can't even imagine going from the big screen of the DX to the smaller Iphone screen at this point (& my business pays for my phones, I could have an iphone for free if I wanted it).

    ~John
    No kidding, there is no way I would replace my HTC Evo with a Iphone.

    Also can a Iphone even be jailbroken to turn on the Hotspot function for free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudinater

    Also can a Iphone even be jailbroken to turn on the Hotspot function for free?
    Yes.

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    But what if somehow something goes wrong with your phone? If you don't have wifi nearby, you can always turn on your 3G iPad without contract.
    iPad 2 32gb Black ATT 3G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudinater

    No kidding, there is no way I would replace my HTC Evo with a Iphone.

    Also can a Iphone even be jailbroken to turn on the Hotspot function for free?
    Well the screen size was ok, but to get the battery life I needed out of the phone the extended battery turned it into an unworldly beast of a device in my pocket. That and I am turned off from Android. For the record I am going the legit route with tethering on the phone, though I know you can jailbreak and get free wifi.

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    I expect my IPAD 2(wifi only) this week. I am however not a big fan of cell phones(use a prepaid Verizon). If I want to use tethering in a remote location, can I use any brand of cell phone with or without a data plan. Can I use previous Iphone3. Basically, what do I need to do. Thanks


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