No need fr 3g Ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by baxingo, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. baxingo macrumors member

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    Just wondering if any of you do what I do. I didn't get a 3g Ipad, because my Android phone has a built in wireless hotspot with unlimited data plan, and my service provider only has a 3gb maximum tablet plan. I carry my phone with me at all times so my Ipad always has access to the internet.

    Anyone else do this?


    EDIT- My title should read, "No need for 3g Ipad." sorry!
     
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040

    d21mike

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    Torrance, CA
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    I do not but am very interested in hearing about it. I got the iPad 2 and gave my iPad 1 to my wife thinking she would just use it in the evenings on WiFi so drop the 3G Plan on that one. While on vacation we both had our iPad's so I got her a 1 month $14.99 plan. She like it and I still have it. On mine I have the unlimited plan. If I get the AT&T Tether/Hot Spot (?) Plan then I loose the Unlimited Plan. I hear they my go with family data plan so at that time I think having a 3G in each device could be good. However, the new iPhone 5 should have a much faster 3G/4G so maybe it would be faster to go thru it. Anyway, is it pretty automatic (connecting from iPad thru iPhone)? Is it just as fast? Is the connection between the 2 over WiFi? Lastly, can 2 iPads connect thru 1 iPhone and would this be really slow? In this last case would it be better if both iPads had their own 3G?
     
  3. baxingo thread starter macrumors member

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    It would be faster to have 3g in each if you have more than one. But each phone is different, my phone supports up to five connections I believe. And its fairly fast. Just the same as my phones 3g speeds. I ran them both through speedtest.net
     

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