If you have iPhone hotspot do u need iPad with 3G?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by stee1rz, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. stee1rz macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2008
    I am stuck on what to do with buying my new iPad on friday.... I have been convinced that with my traveling and driving I would really perfer to have the 3G version but now that "Hotspot" is available for iPhone and I always have my iPhone on me do I really need the 3G on my iPad or can I just use the iPhone and share the connection with my iPad???

    Thanks for the help!
  2. camelsnot macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2011
    check other threads. use the search function.
  3. COSWORTH macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002

    1) if you have the grandfathered "unlimited" iPhone data plan and enroll for the hotspot feature you will lose your unlimited plan forever.

    2) Using the hotspot will drain your iPhone battery faster so if you intend to use the hotspot for a long period of time be aware.

    3) $ wise there is no real advantage unless you need to feed data to multiple devices at once. Otherwise, IMHO, you are better off getting 3G and using it when needed and not having to worry about killing your phone's battery.

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