01-14-2012 12:24 PM
I have an iphone4 w/data plan through att. If I buy an ipad, do I need an additional data plan, or can I get around it somehow. My son who has a data plan with his cell, bought an ipad, and said you don't need an addional data plan.
So I want to know for sure.
01-18-2012 6:33 AM
If you get a 3G iPad, and want to use it on 3G, you need a data plan. You cannot use your iPhone plan with the iPad. If you only use wifi, or get a wifi only iPad, no data plan is needed.
01-19-2012 4:11 AM
02-20-2012 8:16 PM
That's fine, but what if AT&T cancels your data plan?
I think I have used it twice since May of last year. Each time it didn't work right.
Second time, I was double-billed.
When I called to straighten this out, the man yelled at me and was abusive.
Then, he canceled my account.
So how do I get data when I need it?
02-23-2012 6:39 PM
I think the word you're looking for is legal recourse, and AT&T can and will either switch you to the tethering plan or terminate your service as they see fit, especially if you try to tether on an unlimited plan. The only plans that allow tethering are those which specifically include it, and there's no way short of jailbreaking to use even a wifi iPad with the tethering plan on an iPhone.
You can modify the iPhone security policy and install quite a few tools to allow you to tether your iPad to your iPhone. This can be accomplished over Bluetooth or 802.11n, dynamic switched adhoc and infrastructure options are also available.
There is no legal reprocessing, and since both the iPhone and the iPad both run the same operating system and you <snip>