I just found out about this now.
Personal Hotspot, the internet tethering feature on the iPhone, now also works, or has worked all along, with Smartbro accounts on the new iPad.
If you recall, the feature was enabled in the Verizon 4G iPads in the United States (not in the AT&T versions – although soon to come, I hear). This would have been a wonderful feature if it was enabled for 3G accounts in the Philippines, and apparently it has, or has been enabled all along for the AT&T internationally-released iPads, we just didn’t know it.
All you need to do is enable the APN Settings in Cellular Data in your new iPad by putting in “smartbro” in both the Cellular Data and Internet Tethering APN fields, and leave the usernames and passwords blank. Then it just works. In fact, I’m writing this post using my iPad’s Personal Hotspot account on my MacBook Air. If you’re using a Smart Buddy account I think the APN is “internet”, but I can’t be sure of this as I am using a prepaid postpaid SmartBro P999 SIM.
This takes a big load off, let me tell you. One of the reasons I got originally a 4G iPad, actually.
I heard Personal Hotspot also works with Sun accounts. I just don’t know yet with Globe, but I’m sure by now someone will already have found out.
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