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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (76,960 points)

    "to my first generation iPhone 3G"

     

    It is just an iPhone 3G since there is no 2nd gen iPhone 3G.

     

    "Really can't understand why Apple does not want people to know this."

     

    Why would you think they don't want people to know this? Didn't you read the articles published by Apple, which I linked to above?

    The Apple store reps were just not aware that it can be done. It's not that they were trying to hide it from you.

  • JillRB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here, I just bought an iPad 2 and was able to tether it to my iPhone 3G with the help of this article:

     

    http://www.macworld.com/article/159258/2011/04/bluetooth_tethering.html

     

    I only have a 1 GB plan but from what I can see (difficult to view historical data usage with my carrier)  I'm only using a fraction of this.

     

    Having the ability to share the data plan was also one of my key questions before buying the iPad so I'm very happy with this result!

  • Ghazghazi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I successfully tethered my iPhone 3G and I pad 2.

     

    However neither now recognise each other through bluetooth. They both recognise my creative headphones but not each other.

     

    What can I do??

  • banksa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an iPhone 4 (5.1.1) and new iPad (wifi 5.1.1). I'm on an unlimited data plan that supports tethering (Australian carrier) but can't seem to tether my iPhone to my iPad. Am I doing something wrong or should I have forked out for the 3G iPad?! haha, thanks guys

     

    found my answer, don't worry!

  • MrKerryon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an I-Phone 5 with an UNLIMITED Data Plan!  Thinking about buying an I-Pad, can I run my I-Pad off of my I-Phone 5 Unlimited Data Plan?  If so how?  Say for instant, I am on the road side, and want to use my I-Pad, and I have my I-Phone 5 with me, can I use my I-Phone connection on 4LTE? 

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (103,935 points)

    If your carrier supports the personal hotspot function on your iPhone then you should be able to share its conenction with other devices, including an iPad (it will see the iPhone as a wifi network).

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (14,630 points)

    As has been said, if your carrier allows it, so you have the Tethering option available in the iPhone then yes. Its possible.

     

    iOS: Understanding Personal Hotspot

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4517

  • cburke5 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    if you're in Canada with Rogers doing their little 3 month scam unlimited trial thing.. then you wont be able to tether, as tethering is disabled during their scam unlimited plan..I can't speak for other carriers.. I use Rogers, and have a 6gb plan.. which I tether to my iPad all the time.. but its not an unlimited plan.. its 6gb.. so tethering is allowed..

     

    but some companies offer truly unlimited service, and allow tethering.. I know in canada, theres only manybe 1 company that offers TRUE unlimited service, and I don't think you can tether with it... as I said Rogers has a 3 month unlimited Trial.. but its just a scam to get people use to having unlimited data, then they drop you down to 2gb so that you go over on your data every month and have to pay their outrageous overage fees..

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