iPad using a iPhone as a modem

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  1. disneylover1977

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    I am going to purchace a iPad but i am not sure which to get, (wifi only or 3g)..
    Can i use the wifi only version and use my iPhone as a router to use the wifi when i dont have a free wifi signel.
     
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    Yes you can, contact your carrier for pricing
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    But it needs to be an iPhone4. Other iPhones that are not jail broken don't support WiFi hotspots.

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    I have an iphone 3gs and can tether it to my ipad2 successfully. I did have trouble at first but eventually Apple was able to sort it out for me:0)
    Its very easy now to connect using bluetooth and use my ipones 3g.
     
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    It is very expensive to tether your cell phone to iPad as a modem, about $45 per month for 2gb. Better off with a wifi iPad or jailbreak your iPhone and use mywifi. With that it's free after paying $25 for the mywifi app. Make sure you use AT&T because Verizon is painfully slow
     
  6. thewitt

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    Whether it's expensive or not depends on your plan doesn't it...

    I have unlimited data on my phone at a flat rate whether I use it or not, with no bandwidth throttling. It's free for me to use my phone to connect my iPad to the Internet.

    That said, I bought a 3G anyway and a data plan just because I don't like how fast the phone battery goes flat while providing Internet access to my iPad...

    -t
     
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    No it's not free for you to tether your iPad to your iphone. Carriers charge a monthly fee. Yes you can do it with a jailbroken iPhone...however AT&T has been notifying customers that are using jailbroken phones to tether, that they have the choice of stop tethering, voluntarily come in and get the monthly $45 plan to use the iphone as a hotspot or they will involuntarily change the plan to the $45 monthly plan when they detect that you are using a jailbroken iPhone for free tethering.

     
  8. Coralee

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    In NZ I have a plan that allows me 3gb per month. My work pays $70nz per month which gives e about 120 free mins, 1000 free txts etc and as tethering is free- I just need to keep an eye on usage but because I use wireless at home and at work I use very little of the 3gb, but can access my in the cloud docs and database at all my clients that I am visiting. It is fantastic and well worth persevering with to get it. BTW I would never consider jailbreaking my phone or ipad, i value my warranty and apple support too much:)
     
  9. DrHouse

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    It depends on your provider. With Rogers, tethering is free with a data plan above 1gb/month...

    VicoPad addict!
     
  10. thewitt

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    I am not in the US and don't use AT&T

    I have unlimited data with free tethering for a flat rate whether I use it or not.

    It's going to depend on your carrier and your plan.

    -t
     

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