iPad mini Use iPad Mini as a personal hotspot

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  1. macrumors newbie

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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.

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    It works just like the iPad 3 and 4, there is no cost, you just need an iPad data plan.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

    advantageinv

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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.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  6. macrumors member

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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.

    John
     

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