Question about ATT iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iPhoneApple, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. iPhoneApple macrumors 6502

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    If you put a non-ATT sim card in an ATT iPad 3, will you be able to use the wifi hotspot feature?
     
  2. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    not without a jailbreak tweak.

    the hotspot isnt based on the sim, its based on the software. The gsm software doesnt have it on there (without a jailbreak)
     
  3. iPhoneApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that stinks. Thanks for the answer!
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I think if you have a SIM from a carrier that allows the hotspot option, then the option should show up. You might have to fiddle with the carrier account settings though.

    I mean, the AT&T iPad is the same hardware and software as the International iPads, and International iPads allow hotspot tethering where the carriers allow it, correct?
     
  5. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    not sure, i put a t-mobile sim that has hotspot and it didnt work on my ipad att. Not sure about other carrier sims
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Search for "iPad hotspot" turned up discussions on using iPad hotspot with various carriers, so it depends on the carrier. Did you try inputting the APN settings for t-mobile?
     
  7. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    nah i didnt, its prolly just the apn like you are saying. I wonder if there is a custom apn for att to hotspot, like the iphone 4 apn back in the day
     
  8. dchao, Jul 27, 2012
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    dchao macrumors 6502a

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    T-Mobile doesn't support 4G LTE yet, T-Mobile could work but at Edge (2G) speeds only. Does iPad 3 even support 2G?
     

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