iPad Data

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sootie, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. sootie macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009

    Im just trying to gather a general consensus of the best way to get data through an iPad. I have an iPhone with unlimited data and i was wondering would it be best to switch sims or just tether the iphone

    pros/cons i figured so far are:

    switching the sim would disable phone usage
    while tethering would drain battery

    So which method is most commonly used by you all ?
  2. Weiser878 macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2009
    Tethering with MyWi 4.0 doesn't drain the battery that badly.
    Its noticeable, but not prohibitive.

    You realize, I hope, that to tether your iPhone you will have to jailbreak it.

    I use the afore mentioned MyWi to tether my MacBook because I cannot get internet at home any other way, and it works like a charm.

    MyWi 4.0 is a $19.99 one time charge
  3. Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Sunny Southern California
    If your iDevice is running on the new iOS then a tethered JB is your only option. So consider that if/before you JB.

    I have switched the sims out a couple of times and yes its nice, but its a PITA for sure. I'd tether. MyWi is a great app that's well worth the $.

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