Can I use my phone as a wireless modem for my New iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by KimLA, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. KimLA macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012

    my iPad is currently connected to a very slow WiFi network. It's so slow it's really getting on my nerves (~3kb/s)!!!! So I would like to use my phone (Nokia 5800) as a wireless modem and use my phone plan to browse the web on my New iPad at a normal speed.

    Is it possible to do so? How?
  2. elmz macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2008
    You might want to ask this on a Nokia or Android forum. If you had an iPhone, yes, it would be possible.
  3. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    If your nokia, and your carrier supports tethering then yes you can... You also have to have the tethering feature on your account or else you could get a nasty bill.
  4. KimLA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
    Thanks for your answers.

    MonkeySee.... , thanks I'll check this out and see how it turns out.

    big samm , yes my phone and carrier both support tethering, but I'm not sure what is the tethering feature you're mentioning here, what account are you talking about?
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    On your account with your cellular service carrier, there are various plans/features you sign up for, like how many minutes/month, number of texts/month, GB of data/month, right? So you need to check if tethering is one of the features included in your cellular plan.
  6. KimLA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
    Seems like it's possible but for some reason I'm getting a "pairing unsuccessful, Nokia 5800 is not supported" error message although I read some people succeeded to do so. I guess I need to configure something but what?
  7. KimLA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
    ...and yes my cell plan allows me to do tethering.
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    is your wifi network using dialup? 3kb/s damn ;)
  9. Hoggles macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2012
    A simple google search and you would have your answer :rolleyes:

    First off....time to ditch Symbian :p

    Secondly....Yes, you can use the Nokia 5800 as a wifi hotspot.

    Looks like there are several apps... "Joikuspot" for one is free. Doesn't look like tethering is built into good old Symbian.

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