Wi-Fi iPad, iPhone Tethering and Unlimited iPhone Data

Discussion in 'iPad' started by telefoto, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. telefoto macrumors newbie

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    I per-ordered a 32 GB Wi-Fi iPad; should I give up my grandfathered unlimited iPhone data plan so I can enable tethering to the iPad? In looking at my AT&T plan history, I sometimes go over 1 GB/month data, but have never come clost to hitting 2 GB/month.

    Since this is my first iPad, I'm not sure how I will use it, but I am guessing it will be mostly at home or at work, where I have wi-fi. If I am without wi-fi, I can tether to my iPhone, although I hear this can be a bit inconvenient and not a seamless process.

    Or, do I just return the 32GB Wi-Fi model, wait it out and spend the extra cash to get one with LTE...Just trying to keep costs down and not keep things simple.
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

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    You would have to switch to the 5GB tethering plan on your phone. That may work for you since you seem to be a low data user. Just be aware that you won't ever be able to switch back to unlimited.

    My (original) iPad is a wifi only. I do wish I had gotten the 3G, mainly because my office doesn't have any public wifi. For the most part I have been fine with the wifi only.

    Enjoy your new toy!
     
  3. edtorious macrumors 65816

    edtorious

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    I wish I could use my iPad at work but even though they did not say it's not allowed I think it would look bad if I use my iPad at work. Just using my iPhone sometimes gets me looks so I just chose Wifi because of it.
     

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