How do you guys tether to your phones

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mr M5, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Mr M5 macrumors regular

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    I want to use my android phone for a wi fi connection to my iPad. In the past for my Mac I used pdanet which I get does not work on the iPad. I saw some posts on mywifi?

    I'm looking for something cheap or better free with no hacks.

    Thanks for all your help.
     
  2. v654321 macrumors member

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    I've successfully tethered my 2010 MBP over Wi-Fi with my Android phone (Villain ROM 2.8 running on HTC Desire). I was easily able to browse the internet using my phones' HDSPA connection tethered over Wi-Fi.

    Just set up a portable hotspot on Android and connect to that one with your iPad.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I pay Verizon for a tethering plan and I just click the option on my phone... :rolleyes:
     
  4. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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  5. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Seamlessly via AT&T's hotspot. Used to have unlimited and MyWi but was tired of the dropped sessions. I have yet to approach 4GB and appreciate the ease this setup offers.
     
  6. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    That's where TetherMe comes handy - it uses the iOS built-in hotspot, so it's as stable as you can get.
     
  7. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anybody like my self that does not have a rooted/jailbroken phone that does not want to pay extra to their carrier :):D
     
  8. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, me. Also don't want to pay for my iPad. Or my house payment. Any ideas?
     
  9. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Come on man no need to be like that.

    PDA net was and is a great way to teether my mac to my phone for free. The cell carriers make a killing, i see no need to pay more for something I will never get my money out of.
     
  10. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    Apple makes a killing, too. So does the bank that holds my mortgage. I'm no defender of cellular carriers. They're rapacious vultures. But Verizon Wireless is a rapacious vulture with whom I signed a contract. My signature signifies a commitment on my part as well as theirs. If VZW decided to fail to live up to their commitment and demanded that I continue to pay them, explaining that I don't really "need" the service I pay for, I'd be outraged. I suspect you would be as well.
     
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    I love MyWi it's easy to use and tethering my iPhone 4 to my iPad 2 works flawlessly.
     
  13. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But are you paying for the "hot spot" feature?
     
  14. mystik610 macrumors regular

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    Paying to use the 2gb of data I've already paid for? nope
     
  15. Mr M5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    NICE!

    How did you get pda net to connect to the iPad? Blu tooth I assume, but I tried that and it would not let me connect. Something else?
     
  16. mystik610 macrumors regular

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    I connect via WiFi hotspot. Works like a charm.
     
  17. bobright macrumors 601

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    Same here also have never got any letters from ATT about them noticing it and wanting to add a tether plan. Though I don't abuse it so YMMV.
     
  18. sracer macrumors 603

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    Me.
    I use my VirginMobile LG Optimus V (Android smartphone) with the free QuickSettings app to enable my phone to be a wifi hotspot. It works great with my (non-3G) iPad 2. No additional fees anywhere in this setup.
     
  19. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Free tethering here in Canada for data plans over 1GB. Nice.
     
  20. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    I guess. if you're happy being a thief. But, please. Don't sugar coat it, you're talking about theft.
     
  21. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Regardless...

    If you're not officially signed up for a tether plan your carrier will catch up to you and give you warnings. If you don't stop they will apply a tether plan to your bill. I had MyWi for a year and a half before they started sending me threats. No more tether for me and I refuse to pay for my data twice.
     
  22. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    while we are having this discussion, I don't want to pay for my mortgage and insurance. I am looking for a way of getting around it. I don't want to steal money or anything like that.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for starting this thread. I really needed it.
     
  23. boshii macrumors 68040

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    This post makes sense :rolleyes:
     
  24. shingi70 macrumors regular

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    Tmobile has Tethering apart of thier normal data plan. I think that may have changed, but as far as i can tell Pure Google phones (droid,Nexus 1 and S, G2, G2x) weren't allowed to get the update. I tether all the time and its considered apart of my unlimited plan.
     
  25. err404 macrumors 68020

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    To be fair, the tethering plan is 4GB. The price of 4 GB is the same with or without tethering.
     

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