iPad AT&T iPad 3 tethering?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PracticalMac, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 22, 2009
    Has AT&T changed policy and now tethering with iPad 3?

    I read Verizon does, but not find anything for AT&T

  2. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2009
    no they have not for regular plans, although if you are on a mobile share plan like I am the tether can be enabled, I've tried it on my iphone 5 and it works fine.
  3. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    This. The mobile share plan is actually a good deal if you have a couple iPads on it since they are only $10 a piece and can tether...

    Just don't change your plan at the beginning of a billing cycle or your next bill will include your regular charges AND the new plan charges...the regular plan charges are supposed to be deducted from my next bill, though. A $360 cell phone bill when it should be $233 was pretty shocking...haha.
  4. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 22, 2009
    Sound more hassle then worth. Verizon is simply turn it on.., yes.
  5. guitarmandp macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    Unless you are very wealthy and have tons of disposable income why would anybody pay $10 a month to add a tablet to their plan (on top of spending an addition $130 for the cellular version of their tablet) when you can just hotspot it?
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Not everyone has a hotspot plan on their mobile. Right now, my data plan is $15 but hotspot would be $45. Others have unlimited data plans that don't offer hotspot. Etc etc. Additionally, hot spot takes a lot of battery on the iPhone.
  7. guitarmandp macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    Maybe I'm mistaken. I thought somebody posted in this thread, that a shared data plan includes a hotspot.

    I am using a jailbroken iPhone 4S so I just use tetherme. I understand that not everybody wants to jailbreak their phone though.
  8. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jan 22, 2009
    Finding rate and option info is a pain on AT&T too...
  9. ZipZap macrumors 601

    Dec 14, 2007
    Plans that are $50 and up (not unlimited) have tethering. You dont have to use mobileshare.

    It works just fine with my 5GB LTE plan on the mini. If not working on your device, do a chat with AT&T and they will turn it on.
  10. AdrianT macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2009
    So to confirm, the $30/3GB Dataconnect pass doesnt have tethering but the $50/5GB plan does? Can this be activated on the iPad mini itself or do I have to go to a store? I'm travelling to the US and already have an AT&T sim
  11. ZipZap macrumors 601

    Dec 14, 2007

    No need to go to store. The folks on Att's chat can do it if its not active on your account.

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