Personal Hotspot working in Canada

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  1. El Aurens, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011

    El Aurens macrumors member

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    I just updated my iPhone to 4.3, took about ten minutes. Personal Hotspot now shows up under Network settings. In Canada, iPhone tethering is a no cost option, except for the iPad (I assume to promote 3G iPad sales). I was able to connect my iPad via wifi to my iPhone (bluetooth). Now I can share my 6 gb plan. I'm with Virgin Mobile.

    My iPad is jailbroken, main reason was using iTether to share my iPhone plan with my iPad. However, I was always leery of updating to the latest OS because I would lose the JB functionality. With Personal Hotspot, I don't have that concern anymore!
     
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    An iPhone 4 and 3GS can *both* use Bluetooth to tether to any device. I have tried it with 3 Windows notebooks and my iPad, no jailbreaking needed.
     
  3. El Aurens thread starter macrumors member

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    That's interesting, I didn't realize that. I recall that Rogers and Bell Mobility were charging an extra monthly fee for customers to "share" their iPhone data plans with their 3G iPads. I knew tethering was a no cost option, but thought that option didn't apply to iPads.
     
  4. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    That's when you actually share your data pool with your 3G iPad with Rogers. So both SIM cards are tied to 1 account/1 data pool. This way, we are just sharing our connection wirelessly to our iPad.
     
  5. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    That's to share the plan, meaning if you have an iPhone and a 3G iPad, both devices use the same data plan (without connecting one to the other).

    Tethering is a no charge option.
     

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