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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Can you data share using personal hotspot iPhone4 and iPad 2?

I was told you can! Is this right? I can use my 6G data plan on an iPad 2 as long as my iPhone is present using personal hotspot?

I am asking because I have to make an iPad 2 decision. SO based on the above and if it is true or not, do I need the WiFi only iPad 2?
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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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If your data plan supports tethering, then you're good to go. Yes you only need the wifi version if you are going to use the hotspot feature.
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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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I cant find the tether option on my phone. It was there now its not. Do I have to setup a personal hotspot between my phone and mac first?
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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #4
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Do I have to setup a personal hotspot between my phone and mac first?
Nope, you don't have to do anything with your mac. Try updating your firmware. Apple just released firmware 4.3.1 a few hours ago. The hotspot feature should the third option under settings.

You might want to call your service provider and make sure tethering is actually included in your data plan. If tethering is not included, you will be charged for data.
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I cant find the tether option on my phone. It was there now its not. Do I have to setup a personal hotspot between my phone and mac first?
It's no longer called tethering on the iPhone. Personal hotspot replaced it.
Your cell phone carrier will still consider it tethering for service offering though.
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check with your provider. There are ** on Rogers site and I know someone who called and Rogers said they couldn't do it with the 6GB plan.

I've yet to call, but if they don't let me, they're going to lose my business. My wife doesn't use alot at all, but it's principle. Shouldn't matter the plan. If you use the data, you use it and if you're paying for it, you should be able to use it.

This whole UBB issue is going to bite more than 1 company in the arse b/c I"m going to get fired up about all the crap we're paying for

Time to fight back! And the internet is here to help
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check with your provider. There are ** on Rogers site and I know someone who called and Rogers said they couldn't do it with the 6GB plan.

I've yet to call, but if they don't let me, they're going to lose my business. My wife doesn't use alot at all, but it's principle. Shouldn't matter the plan. If you use the data, you use it and if you're paying for it, you should be able to use it.

This whole UBB issue is going to bite more than 1 company in the arse b/c I"m going to get fired up about all the crap we're paying for

Time to fight back! And the internet is here to help


Not sure what you guys are on about.. but I have a 6GB plan on iPhone 4 and use personal hotspot a lot. I laptops and ipads all connected fine.

I do know that if you have a lower capacity data plan, you need to call rogers (or your provider) to have them enable "tethering" capability. They will tell you a speel about being liable for data cost if you go over your cap.

thats all.
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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 11:26 PM   #8
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Not sure what you guys are on about.. but I have a 6GB plan on iPhone 4 and use personal hotspot a lot. I laptops and ipads all connected fine.

I do know that if you have a lower capacity data plan, you need to call rogers (or your provider) to have them enable "tethering" capability. They will tell you a speel about being liable for data cost if you go over your cap.

thats all.
Are you sure they aren't charging you an extra $10 or so for the using your 6 GB iPhone plan tethering it to other devices?
Check your bill. You have to be an accountant to figure it out.
They make it as confusing as they possibly can.

I just talked to Rogers yesterday and basically my 6GB plan is used on my 3GS iPhone and that is the only device I can use it on without paying extra.

I don't know, maybe I getting screwed...imagine that...
I was pissed when they told me this and then they knocked $5 monthly off of my $30 6GB data plan.
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As far as I know all of Rogers data plans over 1 gb support personal hotspot.
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Are you sure they aren't charging you an extra $10 or so for the using your 6 GB iPhone plan tethering it to other devices?
Check your bill. You have to be an accountant to figure it out.
They make it as confusing as they possibly can.

I just talked to Rogers yesterday and basically my 6GB plan is used on my 3GS iPhone and that is the only device I can use it on without paying extra.

I don't know, maybe I getting screwed...imagine that...
I was pissed when they told me this and then they knocked $5 monthly off of my $30 6GB data plan.
They are talking out of their asses. Tethering and Personal Hotspot are free. Sharing a data plan- 2 sims - costs money. In any case, you can't do personal hotspot on the 3GS, so you're SOL.
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