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tethering question

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by jmorton10, Apr 9, 2011.

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    I have a rooted DroidX phone with the free wireless tether app installed & working.

    I can tether my Windows 7 Pro laptop to it whenever I want & it works super.

    I have a 64 gig Verizon 3G/WiFi Ipad 2 coming from Apple (if they ever get off their a** & actually ship the damn thing). Will I be able to tether the ipad to the phone the same way I do with the laptop??

    I know my Daughter's ipod touch tethers just fine & I am thinking the ipad should work the same way??

    I am a computer tech/network administrator but have very little experience with Macs.

    ~John
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    Yes, you will be able to. Why get the 3G iPad if you can just tether from your phone?
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    Just in case I ever need it, it didn't really up the price all that much.

    ~John
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    I used the Droid X rooted and free wifi tethering up until a few days ago just fine. It works great and I like not having to turn off wifi in the settings all the time. I only stopped because my DX took a dump the other day so I now have an iPhone 4 coming. :)
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    WOW, I can't even imagine going from the big screen of the DX to the smaller Iphone screen at this point (& my business pays for my phones, I could have an iphone for free if I wanted it).

    ~John
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    No kidding, there is no way I would replace my HTC Evo with a Iphone.

    Also can a Iphone even be jailbroken to turn on the Hotspot function for free?
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    Yes.
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    But what if somehow something goes wrong with your phone? If you don't have wifi nearby, you can always turn on your 3G iPad without contract.
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    Well the screen size was ok, but to get the battery life I needed out of the phone the extended battery turned it into an unworldly beast of a device in my pocket. That and I am turned off from Android. For the record I am going the legit route with tethering on the phone, though I know you can jailbreak and get free wifi.
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    I expect my IPAD 2(wifi only) this week. I am however not a big fan of cell phones(use a prepaid Verizon). If I want to use tethering in a remote location, can I use any brand of cell phone with or without a data plan. Can I use previous Iphone3. Basically, what do I need to do. Thanks
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    This is exactly what I did....went from the Droid X to the Viphone 4. Yes, the screen size difference is drastic, and makes me miss that 4.3 in DX screen, but overall, IPhone 4 is just better than all Android phones that I've ever used or seen.


    Sent from my iPad 2 using Tapatalk
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    Throw this droid to the garbage and get iPhone 
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    Yes that's sound advice.
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    Not to me it's not. We have both iphones & droids where I work in our corporate accounts.

    I am the admin for all of them & can have any phone I want for free. There is absolutely NO WAY I would swap my rooted highly customized DroidX for any iphone although I am looking forward to the ipad 2.

    I'm not trying to slam the iphone by the way, I like the iphone a lot but I definitely like my X better.

    ~John
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    As they say; some like the mother, some like the daughter.
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    Than get "rooted" android based xoom and enjoy it 
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    Really pretty damn to me to use both systems, you can't share apps, you need to learn both tricks and write to both forums. Why? I tether my iPhone4 to ipad2 same as you will do with droid. Also who cares about your job and and whoever you are? I am 18 years in it, so?
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