So you’re past debating with yourself whether it’s time to pick up the iPad 2. Awesome! Now, do you pick up the iPad wifi or the iPad 3G+wifi? Decisions, decisions…how about a little workaround involving your iPhone and some jailbreaking? It’s pretty simple, and it runs you 20 bucks, but once you’re connected, you don’t have to worry about monthly fees. That’s a good thing.
Something worth thinking about is that the iPad 3G models run you over $100 more than the wifi-only models. Then, you have to worry about data rates and the limits attached to that. It can get pretty expensive. While this isn’t going to be the most optimal setup available, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper in the long run.
Hit the jump if you want to find out how to turn your iPhone into a wifi hotspot for your iPad, without an extra data plan.
1) First, you will want to jailbreak your iPhone.
2) After you’ve jailbroken your iPhone, you will go to Cydia and pick up the MiWi app. It’s $20, but at least you wont have to worry about a monthly fee.
4) Now connect your iPad via wifi, and you can take your 3G connection anywhere.
Congrats! Now keep an eye on that iPhone battery, it will go fast.
Again, it may not be the greatesst setup, but it may be worth it to save the extra cash.
note: AT&T may be able to track this set-up.