iPad mini Use iPad Mini as a personal hotspot

Discussion in 'iPad' started by OldMacGuy, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    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.

  2. macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    It works just like the iPad 3 and 4, there is no cost, you just need an iPad data plan.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    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


    Nov 17, 2012

    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 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    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

    Nov 8, 2010
    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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