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    Question Personal Hotspot and Bluetooth

    Hi

    I have an iPhone 3Gs. I would like to know if I got an Ipad Wi-Fi only if I could share the Iphone 3G connection through the Bluetooth. I have tried it with an Ipod touch but it will not connect. Does anyone have hat combo to give it a try?
    Not only would it save me the $150 in price but swapping out the SIM card also.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ncaissie
    Hi

    I have an iPhone 3Gs. I would like to know if I got an Ipad Wi-Fi only if I could share the Iphone 3G connection through the Bluetooth. I have tried it with an Ipod touch but it will not connect. Does anyone have hat combo to give it a try?
    Not only would it save me the $150 in price but swapping out the SIM card also.

    Thanks
    I have the 3GS also and the iPad 1 16G wifi only. And yes, tethering via bluetooth does work really well. As I said in another post, iPhone 3GS + iPad 1 wifi = iPad 2 3G!

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    Thank you for the information.

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    So, I have the iPad two with 3G. The 3G is not hooked up. I can't connect my iPad to my iPhone 3GS.
    I wanted to avoid getting the 3G hooked up. I'm glad I didn't go with wifi only. I almost did.

    I wonder if something is wrong with my phones Bluetooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrHouse

    I have the 3GS also and the iPad 1 16G wifi only. And yes, tethering via bluetooth does work really well. As I said in another post, iPhone 3GS + iPad 1 wifi = iPad 2 3G!

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    What jb app do you use for that since Bluetooth isn't supported by iOS out of the box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajneuman

    What jb app do you use for that since Bluetooth isn't supported by iOS out of the box?
    It is not jail broken. With the new iOS 4.3, it just work out of the box. Of course I have tethering available from my provider (Rogers). You just activate Bluetooth on both devices so the iPad can see the iPhone for pairing, and after that, if I want to connect to my iPhone, I just enable the connection from my iPad.

    Download speed is good, but upload speed is a bit slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ncaissie
    So, I have the iPad two with 3G. The 3G is not hooked up. I can't connect my iPad to my iPhone 3GS.
    I wanted to avoid getting the 3G hooked up. I'm glad I didn't go with wifi only. I almost did.

    I wonder if something is wrong with my phones Bluetooth.

    64GB 3G White iPad
    Make sure that your tethering option from your provider is enabled. For example, with Rogers (in Canada), if your data plan is at least of 1G a month, tethering is available at no charge.

    On the iPhone, make sure that the option for sharing Internet connection is activated, and then once for pairing, make sure that your iPhone is discoverable (go in the Bluetooth configuration while it is scanning of bluetooth devices). Oh yeah, you need iOS 4.3 on both devices...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrHouse

    Make sure that your tethering option from your provider is enabled. For example, with Rogers (in Canada), if your data plan is at least of 1G a month, tethering is available at no charge.

    On the iPhone, make sure that the option for sharing Internet connection is activated, and then once for pairing, make sure that your iPhone is discoverable (go in the Bluetooth configuration while it is scanning of bluetooth devices). Oh yeah, you need iOS 4.3 on both devices...

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    But would that prevent me from connecting to the bluetooth period?
    I can't even get the two devises to see each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ncaissie

    But would that prevent me from connecting to the bluetooth period?
    I can't even get the two devises to see each other.

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    No, you can still use other devices. I just don't know if you can use them at the same time...

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    See screen capture as my iPad is connected to my iPhone...

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