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    Why buy the 3g ipad if you have personal hotspot??

    His may have been mentioned before here but I haven't seen it...
    I've spoken to loads of people who have iPhone 4's and yet still buy the 3G iPad to use it on the move..? Why?
    Just turn on personal hotspot! Surely it's far cheaper all round. If you need more data just increase your allowance!

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    No idea. I bought a 3G pad but we have no smart phones, only home wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes
    No idea. I bought a 3G pad but we have no smart phones, only home wifi.
    That makes perfect sense lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazz229 View Post
    His may have been mentioned before here but I haven't seen it...
    I've spoken to loads of people who have iPhone 4's and yet still buy the 3G iPad to use it on the move..? Why?
    Just turn on personal hotspot! Surely it's far cheaper all round. If you need more data just increase your allowance!
    You are assuming that people who have iPhone 4's fully understand the personal hotspot option and how to use it with their iPads.

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    GPS, and convenience. And some people aren't just one people. Hard to use the iPhone's hotspot if the person with the iPhone isn't with you.
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    The drain on the phones battery to always have a personal hot spot running made the decision for me. I want my iPad to always be online, not only occasionally.

    I use both devices at the same time as well, so both always on and with ample battery is important to me.
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    I like having a fallback. If you only tether and have an iPhone hardware failure .... kaboom. AA

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiralAdama
    I like having a fallback. If you only tether and have an iPhone hardware failure .... kaboom. AA
    So am I right in saying that apple let me tether from my 3GS to my ipad2, only charging me for tethering from my provider O2??
    Thanks

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    So are you guys and gals all saying I can teather my 3GS to my ipad2 by only paying my tethering charge from O2 ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane1985

    So am I right in saying that apple let me tether from my 3GS to my ipad2, only charging me for tethering from my provider O2??
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    Yup


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