said by MovieLover76:
You don't even have to root or jailbreak with the right phone.
I have a nexus 4 on T-mobile mvno. I always have my phone with me, so why would I pay additional money for an Ipad with 3G/LTE I just turn on the mobile hotspot.
Shared data Smartphone plans on Verizon and AT&T even include free tethering. I guess if you have lots of money to burn you can spend more for your tablet as well as $10 a month just to have them on your plan, but the benefit doesn't really seem to be worth it to me.
Im anxiously awaking Verizon to launch another 3G/4G tablet that is not a Samsung. As much as I want to support Samsung, with them being the AntiApple and all, I just dont care for their mobile products. I see absolutely no point in having a wifi only tablet.
I like the Droid Xyboard tablet, but wont buy it since its EOL. I have an HTC tablet on Sprint, and having the built in data is great! I also have a Sony wifi tablet and it sucks not having a data connection when away from home. The Sony is so much faster and more responsive, Id love to use it more. Yes, I could use my mobile hot spot feature on my phone, but if Im in a 3G area I cant use data and voice at the same time, being a mobile hot spot absolutely kills the battery on the phone, and being connected to a cellular provider via wifi, just adds unnecessary latency and slowdowns. When using the mobile hot spot feature in conjunction with my Sony tablet, the thing can barely load a YouTube video without buffering a dozen times with decent 4G coverage. Ive noticed the same thing with my laptop. Even with the phone sitting right next to the laptop, I get better connectivity, faster speeds and lower latency when using my USB modem versus using my phone as a hot spot.
$10/month access charge is a small price to pay to be able to share my 10GB of data that I have for my two smartphones and USB modem with a tablet. I still have a USB modem and tablet on Sprint. Its costing me $80/month. I wish I could pay $30-40 and share a few gigs between the two, instead of each having its own separate plan.--
Dale Jr, Riding Daddys Coattails Since February 18, 2001!