Quandary - Verizon or AT&T iPad2?

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    Here's my quandary: I have two iPhones and an iPad all with AT&T service. The newest iOs revision will allow my iPhone 4 to be a mobile hotspot for an iPad, If I read the announcements correctly. Soooooo, If I pick up a new iPad2 in the wifi and 3G Verizon version, will I be able to use an AT&T iPhone4 as a mobile hotspot for the iPad2 but still be able to use it's native Verizon 3G when I wish?

    Decisions, decisions, decisions
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    Yes. It will work fine. I don't know why you would want to tether if you have a 3G iPad on verizon anyway.
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    Tethering Verizon to AT&T

    In order to give me the greatest flexibility traveling. There are areas in these fair United States where AT&T works and Verizon does not as well as vice versa. The Verizon iPad2 will not work in most of the foreign countries I visit but the AT&T version will. CDMA vs GSM issues.
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    Yes the gsm vs CDMA issue. I just went with a wifi only iPad and tether to my Env touch through Bluetooth. It is on verizon and I get service EVERYWHERE! But I do not plan on going out of the country for a long time, if even ever.
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    I have a Droid X with the hotspot activated, and a 3G iPad. Since AT&T coverage is spotty where I live this does indeed give me some extra flexibility. Whether I will keep this flexibility (and faster AT&T connection when available) or go to a Verizon iPad next, I don't know. I'm still muling it over.
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    So, the consensus is

    Go with the Verizon iPad2 and tether it with iOs 4.3 to my AT&T iPhone4. Best of all worlds.





    "Get online in more places.

    On the road, in an airport, at the park — now you can bring Wi-Fi with you wherever you go. Download iOS 4.3 on your iPhone 4, and the next time you find yourself without access to Wi-Fi but in 3G territory, enable Personal Hotspot and share your cellular data connection with your Mac, PC, iPad, or other Wi-Fi-capable device. You can share your connection with up to five devices at once over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB — with up to three of those connections using Wi-Fi.4 Every connection is password protected and secure. And it’s power friendly, too. iPhone detects when your Personal Hotspot is no longer in use and turns it off to save battery life."
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    Nice.

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