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Can I tether to a droid phone?

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    Im new to the iPad so excuse my ignorance. I want to use my Motorola Droid as a wifi hotspot by tethering with a
    USB cord. My phone has a micro b input so I bought a female USB to micro b cord. I then plugged the USB cord from the iPad2 into but it didn't work. When I did a little research my phone says it will tether to a windows os. Is there
    anything else I can do? Or will the iPad only tether to an iPhone?
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    What type of phone do you have? I'm on verizon and I've discovered I can tether my ipad2 with the motorola droid x, x2 and droid 2 phones. This is done via bluetooth, not usb. With this connection the ipad2 uses my 3g connection. So long as the signal is good I have no trouble streaming netflix, hbo go and youtube. Forgot to mention my ipad2 is a 16gb wifi only model.
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    I have the original Motorola droid. I'll have to see f I can do it with the Bluetooth . Does your phone recognize the iPad as a Bluetooth device?
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    Doesn't the droid have the option to turn on 'mobile hotspot' which would give you a wifi acces point from your phone to internet. I thought it was basic from android 2.3 up.
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    xlkx, yes that is correct but it costs. I prefer to use my existing 3g for no addtional charge. Of course you're not getting the speeds of wifi but if I can stream video most times that's all the speed I need. Djphelan01, Yes ...I think your original droid may work. Put the phone in discover mode(bluetooth settings) and also enable the bluetooth on your ipad. They should see each other once discovered. You'll get a code on both devices to pair them...in similar fashion of any other bluetooth devices. Once paired, connect with your ipad and you should have your 3g data stream available on your ipad.
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    Thanks for the help I'll try it tomorrow .
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    Root your droid. Then you get free hotspots :)

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    Also,the method described above does work with droidx2

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    Sorry for the ignorance but what does "root your droid" mean?
    I have unlimited 3G access with my phone and I'm trying to use it as a hotspot with my wifi only Ipad2.
    I got my IPad and phone to recognize each other as a device with Bluetooth but I can't get them to connect. When I tap on a different Bluetooth device on my phone it try's to connect but when I tap on the iPad icon nothing happens. Is there something I need to do to the phone or the iPad to make them connect?
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    Rooting is the equivalence of jailbreaking on apple. Rooting is a Linux term that basically giving the user "administrative" properties. You don't need anything to my knowledge to connect the two devices.

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    Excuse me but what is root your droid? I'm new to this.Thanks!
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    It sounds interesting doesnt it?

    And does it let you know when it's eaten all the free mins and branched into pay mins?

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