iPad wifi owners: Do you use the instant hotspot feature on your phone for your iPad?

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  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm impressed by how well it works and how fast it is to connect. Much better than the old way. How does it work for you?
     
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  3. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've had a cellular iPad before and it's just as fast IMO.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I use a cellular iPad Air 2 daily in the field and would never be without one.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Speed wise I don't see any difference. Convenience since the new hotspot feature kicked in I see no difference there either. I do always go for the cellular option tho as it's handy for when you go on holiday to be able to pick up a local data sim but now three are rolling out around the world I won't bother this year when I upgrade.
     
  6. lionsy macrumors 6502

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    Works great for me, I'm never without my phone, so I didn't see any point in getting a cellular iPad.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G3

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    Minus the GPS it's just like having a cellular model for me.
     
  8. Badrottie Suspended

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    I have Air with LTE but still use a mobile hotspot and it worked very well.
     
  9. IamDave macrumors regular

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    When I had my iPad Air I used to do this when I was at work as we don't have WiFi. Worked brilliantly for me. Made more sense for me to just use a WiFi iPad and use the phones hotspot as I have unlimited data on my plan.

    Regrettably though, I no longer have the iPad.
     
  10. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    To be honest, I find tethering via bluetooth worked just as well/fast/easy as instant hotspot.
     
  11. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do I do that? ^ Forgot to quote. In regards to the person above me.
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    http://www.macworld.com/article/1159258/bluetooth_tethering.html

    Bluetooth tethering is what I used to use pre-iOS8. I also experienced some teething issues with instant hotspot so for the first couple months of release, my fallback was bluetooth tether.
     

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