iPad mini Ipad mini - hotspot question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by i-sidd, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

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    I nee dto usemy ipad mini - wifi version sometime sin area where there is no wifi. So the solution to getting connection is I can get my Ip5 to act as a hotspot so that my ipad mini connects.

    Now i have a 2gb plan and as I understand I need to bump upto 5gb for me to be able to get the hotspot feature.

    Is the connection relaible and fast? Do I have to connect through bluetooth or wifi. Also how much more willI be paying to get this hotspot service?
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    It works over Bluetooth, USB or Wi-Fi. As for on the iPad, you'll need to use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

    It's just as reliable as an LTE iPad would be. If your phone isn't getting a cellular signal, your iPad wouldn't be either. (If they are using the same carrier.)

    If you are using AT&T, the 5 GB plan is $50 a month.

    http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/data-plans.html#fbid=TB8bfY0YkDN
     
  3. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the info...yes I am on ATT
     
  4. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a

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    I've tethered my old iPad a lot from my iPhone 4 just fine. Usually over BT rather than Wifi. I've been on AT&Ts network but with other suppliers like RedPocket and annoyed that they turned off tethering so I jail broke my phone and installed tetherme to re-enable it. Daft to have a 2GB plan and no tethering but I needed to be on a short term deal rather than a contract. Ironically, here in NZ I just bought a cellular iPad mini and Vodafone NZ gave me a free SIM since I'm on a smartphone plan and bumped my deal by $10 a month to allow me to run both my phone and iPad on the same contract but gave me $10 more data too so not unhappy. Tethering was OK at a pinch, but I love the independence of having a cellular iPad now.
     

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