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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Use iPad Mini as a personal hotspot

Does Verizon support using the Ipad mini as a personal hotspot. If so, how well does it work for occasional use and is their any cost.

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Does Verizon support using the Ipad mini as a personal hotspot. If so, how well does it work for occasional use and is their any cost.

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It works just like the iPad 3 and 4, there is no cost, you just need an iPad data plan.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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I know it's the opposite, but I have been using my Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE (rooted of course) to use it as a hotspot so my iPad mini is basically a WiFi+ Cellular.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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Yes

Vz fully supports the Mini + cell data as a wifi hotspot and BT tethering and it works just fine. 'm not sure how many can connect at once but I have tethered 4 devices simultaneously.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:57 PM   #5
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Does Verizon support using the Ipad mini as a personal hotspot. If so, how well does it work for occasional use and is their any cost.

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The Hotspot function is part of the data plan. With AT&T you have to have the $50 data plan for the Hotspot function which is why Verizon is better in that regard. Verizon has Data plans that start at $20 for 1gb I believe.

It works as an ad-hoc connection and requires a password, but works well. I streamed shows maybe 30 minutes at a time without a hiccup on a connected device (an Ipad 4). It never dropped the connection or had any issue at all, I was very impressed.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 10:27 AM   #6
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iPad Mini hotspot

New to this. Have iPad Mini Wi-Fi & Verizon cellular. Can I use the Mini as a hotspot to feed internet data to my iMac 21.5 late '09? Thanks for help.

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