iPhone 4 wifi hotspot = no need for iPad 3G?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kevinhirsh, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. kevinhirsh macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    I currently own an iPhone 4 on AT&T and with the announcement of iOS4.3 personal wifi hotspot feature, would that mean I could use that for the iPad 2 wifi version and not have to purchase the 3G version?

  2. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
    That's correct. If you're on AT&T you would pay $45 for 4GB's of monthly data vs $50 on Verizon for unlimited data but only 2GB's alloted for tethering. You could also just jailbreak your iPhone and install MyWi for a $20 fee which allows you to tether for free. If you go ahead and jailbreak the iPad as well you can use MyWi on Demand, a tool that allows your iPhone and iPad to tether only when the iPad is in use to conserve battery on the phone.
  3. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    This is my plan; AT&T will let you enable/disabled tethering on a monthly basis without impacting your contract. The money saved on the 3G radio will pay for double the storage. =)
  4. andrei.barbuta macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2009
    As far as I know yes. But enabling the Hotspot feature will cost if you don't have tethering enabled. Anyway should be cheaper than an additional contract plus a 3G iPad version.
  5. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2010
    And you won't lose my unlimited data. (if you have it)

    This is the smart decision
  6. vstephenson macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2007
    That's why I never bothered waiting for 3G and jailbroke the iPhone for MyWi

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