Originally Posted by ShaneP
Yeah. Didn't know that about the other phones though.
I hope (think I heard this too) that since the circuitry for Bluetooth tethering exists in the iPad, it's just a software issue to allow tethering with the iPad. But it is shooting one's foot if it cant' be enabled.
Yeah, the iPad can only tether via WiFi. The official iPhone tethering works over bluetooth or USB, so until someone enables BT tethering on the iPad we're SOL. I read that someone emailed Steve Jobs and asked if we'd ever be able to tether the two and got a simple "No" as a reply. Pretty lame IMO, but I guess it makes sense from a business standpoint because they're going to sell more 3G ipads.
Anither reason to JB and use MyWi is that the new ATT tethering option (if you could ever officially tether) is an extra $20, but you MUST have the $25 2gb data plan and you don't get any more data for your $20 tethering fee. So you get 2 gb for $45 or unlimited gb for $30 if you're grandfathered into that plan & you JB. The iPad 3G plan is also only 2gb now starting June 7th, so you better not plan on streaming any movies or music over 3G...