One of the features that is causing the most interest in the new iPad announcement is the 4G LTE availability. Not only is it fast, but the capability to use your iPad as a hotspot is built-in as well — provided your carrier supports that.
[quote]Now for the first time, you can share the high-speed data connection on your iPad. If your carrier supports it, iPad can act as a personal hotspot for connecting up to five devices — such as a MacBook Air, an iPod touch, or another iPad — over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB.[/quote]
Well, if you’re a Verizon cutover, you’re in for some good news. It looks like mobile hotspot functionality is included right in the price of the data plan.
K. T. Bradford, Gotta Be Mobile:
[quote]However, a Verizon Wireless spokesperson informed me that for tablets (including the new iPad), the mobile hotspot feature is included in the data plan’s price. iPad owners won’t have to pay extra to activate mobile hotspot, even with the 1GB plan.[/quote]
Sadly, the same can’t be said for AT&T at this point. Just another reason to drop those guys like bad habit. Verizon is great, but if you have decent signal in your area, they’re probably going to be better than AT&T.