All iPads please explain AT&T ipad/iphone sharing/tethering

Discussion in 'iPad' started by stevo8, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    My girlfriend and I are on the same phone plan, and she is still on unlimited data, as well as gets a discount for working at BofA, and Im wondering if we can get a ipad mini attached to that unlimited data plan some how, or would it need to be tethered to her phone?
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    It would need to be tethered, but I don't think at&t will allow you to tether an unlimited iphone plan to an ipad. You're better off buying data right from your ipad with a prepaid plan when needed.
  3. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    hmm in which case I think Ill go with a verizon plan then. I was really hopeful I could just add the ipad to her plan :(
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    You can add it to her plan, but only if she drops the unlimited and switches to the mobile shared plan, which may end up being cheaper than getting a second plan for the iPad. AT&T used to have a 5 GB plan with tethering, but I don't think that's available anymore. You'd have to check with AT&T to confirm.

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