Iphone as a wifi tether for Ipad

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Dawgluver, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Dawgluver

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    Please pardon my stupidity. I can switch out my BB for an IPhone in Sept. Through Verizon. So, say I visit my mom who has no Internet access at all, and my IPad has wifi only, I will be able to use my newly acquired IPhone to get Internet for my IPad, my husband's IPad, and my Dell laptop from work? Will it work in the car too?
     
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    Yes to all of those. As long as your iPhone has a 3G connection (that's most places with Verizon) you'll be able to use the iPhone's Hotspot to connect any device that uses Wifi, up to five at a time I believe. Though that might get really slow if you were using them all.

    But, the hotspot will cost you an extra $20 a month, and is limited to 2GB a month of data.
     
  3. Dawgluver

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    Thanks!
     
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    Wow, I didn't Know it cost an extra $20 a month. You'd think Apple could throw in a useful feature like that for a lot less.
     
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    It's not Apple. It's the carriers. Both Verizon and AT&T charge $20 to activate the hotspot.
     
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    I have done this with Verizon. You sign up for the $20 month hot spot on the day you want to tether. It will be activated almost instantly. Then just use the hotspot for the days you need it even if it's only for a day or two. Then deactivate the hotspot by calling or using Verizon's website. They will prorate the $20 so that you only pay for the days you had hotspot activated. That comes to only 67 cents per day.
     
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    Thanks, great info! This sounds similar to the Verizon international plan for BB.
     
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    When i updated to 4.3.2 the personal hotspot option for my iphone4 vanished . Anyone experience this?
     
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    Get a Droid phone, root it and add the hot spot app for free:D Use the Sprint network and get unlimited data as well.
     
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    Droid? How about jail breaking his iPhone 4 and adding mywi and doing the same thing.
     

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