New iPad as a wifi hotspot

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    Can anyone tell me if a new iPap (3) with wireless service can be configures to act as a wifi hotspot?

    Thank you !
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    My iPad 4G works as a personal hotspot, WiFi, bluetooth, and USB cable.
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    I can also confirm that my Verizon 4G iPad can also be used as a hot spot. I have only tried bluetooth.
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    Verizon will allow the free use of an iPad as a hotspot. AT&T charges a fee for the service.
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    Thanks for the insight on Verizon and AT&T. Which one do you have?
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    I have At&T
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    I have UK Vodafone 3G. No wifi hotspot facility - very disappointing.
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    Hi I have 3 network in the uk and I do have the hotspot facility on my iPad 3.

    Cheers
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    Do you find the data slow on AT&T?
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    Not at all!
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    I have Vodafone UK and I can use mine as a personal hotspot. works great.
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    I use my O2 iphone 4 as a personal hotspot for my ipad...decided not to go for 4g version of the ipad 3 because I could do this
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    I am using Verizon and can say very good service if you need a wifi connection. its worth it.
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    That's interesting! You're the first person I've come across that has the personal hotspot on their iPad 3 on Vodafone UK.

    Did you purchase your iPad 3 through Vodafone? Did you have to contact Vodafone to get the hotspot functionality enabled?
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    As I stated earlier, mine works well on the 3 network with the hotspot facility
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    AT&T and it is faster than my DSL service, very reliable. No interest in a wifi hotspot with my needs.
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    I have my iPad3 on the three network too with a 15gb monthly allowance, which is pretty damn good. Does the hotspot thing work well?
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    Yes, the hotspot works well .
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    If I get rid of Hughesnet can I use the 4G hotspot feature to sync my PC with my iPad?

    I have Verizon.


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    If your cellular service provider supports the feature,you can.Not all cellular service providers will support and activate the hotspot feature.Some that do,charge an extra fee for using it.

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