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  1. gasmarc

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    I have got myself an ipad 2 and my daughter thinks it is better that the macbook pro . I got the ipad for work as i repair stuff and can download manuals etc on the go. I have gone to the apple shop and they have told me there is no problem tethering from my iphone to the ipad . But apparently o2 say I cannot do this , I am on an unlimited data plan and dont want to jailbreak anything if possible
     
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    I'm the same as you, engineer who needs access to manuals, most. Carry in memory using pdf book.

    but it's that odd bit of kit.

    On T-Mobile unlimited, I've tried to liwk via WiFi to iPad as hotspot, but.it don't see my iPhone 4 , yet iPhone plugged into laptop then iPhone shoes 'one hotspot connection'.

    Has been mention of added costs from provider for' tethering', if that is so I'll get a WiFi/GSM router, and stick my phone SIM in it ;).
     
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    Hi there and welcome.

    Both Apple and O2 are right(!) as the service provider can offer tethering through the iPhone but O2 are right if they don't want to (as an O2 customer I would be disappointed if this is the case but hey ho!). If you are not tied into a long term contract with O2 you could look at changing service providers to someone who does allow tethering.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend.......and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    These are the hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

    We also have an app for this forum. A link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/

    Finally, if you still haven't had enough, how about a video explaining about our other forums (note:you may want to play this at half speed but hey, why shouldn't Phil be excited about our forums!)

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    I have the manuals on my iphone but it is a pain in the neck to use size wise so bought a wifi 3g ipad , Which i hope I can tether as I have unlimited data tariff which according to O2 they are not doing anymore , but according to them I cannot tether my iphone to the ipad , which is a pain in the neck
     
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    Something I'm reluctant to do, personally but perhaps investigate jail breaking both devices may be an option?
     
  6. Gabriel1

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    They are wrong, you can tether an iPad to an iPhone. They choose not to allow it.

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    Many Thanks Archangel , I have contacted O2 and they said I cannot tether an iphone to the ipad as they were going to give me a bolt on for an extra £2 permonth as I am currently on
    unlimited data plan, so fingers crossed I will suss it out
     
  9. Gabriel1

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    They really are talking rubbish, tethering on the iPhone is mentioned all over their website, in fact, I'm about to upgrade and I was just looking at the right tariff and bolt-ons that I need and it clearly states "tethering included".

    BTW, 3 have a genuine all you can eat plan, no fair use policy or anything, so you may want to look there also.

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    I am tied into O2 until january when I am due an upgrade to the next iphone but am quiet happy with the 3GS which I have at present , I have unlimited data so am going to be annoyed if i cannot avail of it to be honest. I looked at the O2 site so it is clearly do able
     

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