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Saturday, February 2, 2013

1313. Patti has an iPhone. She just bought an iPad and wants to browse the internet but doesn't want to pay for a new cellular connection. Can this be done?

Patti has an iPhone. She just bought an iPad and wants to browse the internet but doesn't want to pay for a new cellular connection. Can this be done?

You have probably seen new advertising on TV that talks about "Hotspots". This allows a smartphone like the iPhone to share it's cellular internet connection with up to 5 or 10 other devices. 

It is the same as having your own WiFi on your phone that you can share. This is a very inexpensive way to provide internet access to your iPad and even your computer if it has a wireless connection.  

You have to remember that you are sharing a slow connection even with the faster 4G speeds that are advertised. You also need to always have the device that has the Hotspot feature. You are sharing speed and total throughput.  

Older iPhones do not have full sharing functionality and some smartphones just will not work. Give it a look.  

Most of your cellular providers offer this feature. I use it and it saves me $40 per month.


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