ipad and iphone wifi

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by caralck, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. caralck macrumors member

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    Just curious if anyone is using their iphone4 as a wifi hotspot for their ipad2 and how well or poorly it may be working. I'm thinking of not bothering with getting the wifi +3g model for the ipad2 and just paying for the tethering as I need it since for the most part, I'll have wifi access when using the ipad and would only turn tethering on sporadically. Thanks!
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

    HazyCloud

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    Jun 30, 2010
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    I've read good and bad things about it.

    Good: It just works.
    Bad: Can be a big battery drainer.

    Overall, if you don't mind losing unlimited data on your phone or don't already have it, go for it. You get 4GBs* to use between the 2 devices which should be enough.


    *On AT&T

    For what's it worth, I opted for the wi-fi only model and will activate tethering when I need it. I've had the iPad for over a month and still haven't needed to tether or think "I wish I had 3G on this thing."
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Toronto, Canada
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    It works very well but can chew through the battery pretty quickly with WiFi. Solution is to turn off the WiFi on both devices and use Bluetooth to tether.
     

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