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Ok i really need the scoop about tethering a iPhone 4 to a iPad 2 with AT&T

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    I want to tether my IPad 2 non 3G to my iPhone 4. Is it possible without jail breaking either ? What cables are needed. Can someone post detailed instructions, Do I have to notify AT&T?

    Thanks in advance. ThePhotog
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    Your iPhone4 needs to be running iOS4.3 - then you can set up a 'personal hotspot' (see the iPhone's 'Settings' page). No jailbreaking necessary. Your iPad can then tether to this hotspot. Some service providers (and I think AT&T are among them) require you to have a special 'tethering contract' before you can enable this feature.

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    Have you upgraded the Firmware of your iPhone 4 to 4.3? There's an option called Personal Hotspot that allows your iPhone 4 to share data with your iPad 2. Go to apple.com for more info.
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    Wow! You beat me by a minute. lol
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    I'm a sad person who just can't sleep - it's the middle of the night here....

    Must get a life....

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    It's easy with iOs 4.3

    Set it up on your iPhone but be prepared to pay $45 per month (no contract).
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    I'm only considering tethering if we are on vacation. I wouldn't mine paying a month at a time.

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    Set up new iOS 4.3 on iPhone 4 and 1st gen iPad last night. Nothing changed on phone, doesn't give option to create personal hotspot.
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    Awesome! Thanks for explaining...I hope the 45/month isn't true.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
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    $45/month to use a connection I'm already paying for?!
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    Is it a annual contract or can you set it up for month to month?

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    Ha ha... this is your life and so is mine. :)
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    Looks like you can switch to the tether data plan on months you want to use it. I just looked it up on my account in the manage features option online. And it is $45 a month but you also get 4GB total of data with the $45 tether package.
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    Wisco, you are not paying for a current

    iPad connection until such time as you activate it. This is separate from your iPhone contract. It is in addition to your 3G service month to month that you may also activate fro your iPad. Those are three different, unique services. The mobil hotspot function, at $45, drives your computer and other devices like your iPad2

    If you have the $45 mobil hotspot activated and are also paying your $25 iPad 3G charge you are double paying. Your iPhone contract only gives you service for your phone. Your iPad monthly usage 3G fee drives only that singular iPad.

    Clear as mud?
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    Photog

    It is month to month to tether. Use it only when you need it to connect your computer, iPad, or whatever.
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    I sure would love it if I could tether my unlimited AT&T grandfathered iPhone data plan to my WIFI iPad, but that sure isn't happening, and I'm not about to give up my unlimited iPhone date because that's the thing I use most when I'm out. I use my iPad at home for surfing, also at seminars where there is free WIFI anyway, and at work, I don't need the internet since I have it on my work computer, so I am using my iPad for other productivity tasks. So for me, I am not messing with what works. Even so, it still would be fun to be able to use my iPad at work to browse during lunch, but I'll live!!
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    Tethering

    Thata why I bought the 3 g version AT&T. I don't want my phone tied up
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    I was using my iPhone 4 with a data plan of $25 for the 2 gigs. I called them when I purchased my iPad 2 wifi only to add the tethering/hotspot option and for the $20 more got another 2 gigs with hotspot . So if you were like me I'm only paying an additional $20 and doubling my data. Don't know if I'll ever use 4 gigs but I'm gonna try ;)
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    Can't you guys tether for free from your phone like I do with my droid x as it's rooted.....would you guys just jail brake your iphone4 in order to do this? And is there a wireless tether app in app store for apple?

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