Tether from BlackBerry to iPad?

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john.kerr
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Wondering if anyone has managed to use Tether to connect a BlackBerry to an iPad. Interesting in knowing if/how it is possible to run a BB, likely through Bluetooth to an iPad? Or, is it possible to turn one of the newer BB units into a 802.11 hotspot to allow an iPad or other device to connect up.

Currently on an unlimited data plan for the next 2 years and would be nice to connect up the iPad wirelessly with my always-with-me BB. Even if the iPad needs to be jailbroken, that too would be an option.

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Devinator
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Someone here at Tether needs to make an iPad app. This would be the icing on the cake!

phankinson
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Working on it ;)

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tessassin
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Wow I don't think you realize you just made my day. Any word on progress?

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ericrubenstein
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A tether app or a way to connect by bluetooth
to an Ipad would be Great!!!!
My company have about 10 people using balckberrys and 1/2 of us already use the teather for our laptops. and LOVE IT
if we could get it to work in Ipads
you would have 10 plus 15 sales people
as new customers for sure

Bryan99cvc
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I would definitely like to be a beta tester for this as soon as it is ready to go.

phankinson
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We don't like releasing dates or really promise anything because this is new to use technically. So we don't want to promise it will be out next month and it ends up taking us 6 months.

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onlineaddy
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Hopefully via BT as I have Storm 9530. I've got a 3G iPad but would love to not have to buy another data plan, especially since AT&T got rid of the unlimited plan.

josepie
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Did this app ever get made? I would love to have this and connect my Ipad to my BB. Please let me know.

Thanks.

mhankinson
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Sorry at this time Tether currently does not support the Ipad.

We are looking into adding this feature in the near future.

afdrookie
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I would too be very interested in this application. i do not have 3G coverage in my area but do have an unlimited data plan that i sometimes use to Tether my BB to my MacBook.

rickap7
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anyword on the ipad app?
just got the tether for my storm and love it
works great with my mac pro but would like to use it with my ipad.
lmk

mhankinson
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At this time we are unsure when Tether for the Ipad will be created or released.

afdrookie
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I still agree, that is one of the hold ups on me getting an iPad. I hope they get this app soon!!!

afdrookie
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Any word on an iPad version yet???

mhankinson
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Sorry at this time we do not have a release date or when it will be created.

josepie
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Well, how about a basic question?

Will you ever be creating this app? Or, are there any plans in the future to create the app?

mhankinson
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There are plans to create this feature in the future.

akdick
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I have to echo all the enthusiastic Q's above about how spectacular an iPad connection would be.

Tether is an amazing app and I wanted to express my thanks and congratulate you folks on making such a spectacular product.

Since Verizon has just announced that it will offer an iPad / MiFi bundle next week, I think there will be even more interest in a Tether/BB/iPad app, as the MiFi solution is pretty expensive (i.e., hardware/data plan/access charge).

I know you want to keep this close to the vest, but could you at least tell us if there will ever be such an app?

Many thanx.

mhankinson
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There are plans to create this feature in the future.

dreamer819831
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Please give us an update on this. Verizon already has a way of doing this. Are you guys getting closer to developing the app?

mhankinson
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At this time we do not have a time frame.

aiuj
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When or if the iPad tether is created will this be a free upgrade for those who has the present tether program (for Blackberry)?
Happy and Safe New Year to All!

mhankinson
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At this time we are unsure.

More details will be available in the future.

harry.mcwilliams
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An ipad app to tether a blackberry would be great. I would be willing to pay for an app like that even though I already own the blackberry app. PLEASE put one out.

wyealbert
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I have Tether connecting my BB to my PC. Is there a way for my ipad to connect to the internet thru my PC?

mhankinson
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Which version of Windows are you currently using?

There is a 3rd party application that can be used with Tether and Windows 7 to provide WIFI to your Ipad.

Please find the application below:

http://www.connectify.me/

wyealbert
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I am running Vista right now, but plan to upgrade to Windows 7. I tried Connectify on my son's laptop and it works great! Thanks for the tip!

sykowarpig
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Only thing keeping me from buying this service is an iPad app. My Mac desktop tests worked great, but I travel with my iPad just as much and need a traveling hot-spot wherever I go. Any update on this yet? Last post was 2 years ago. You guys should have something nearly complete by now.

amiga21
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Must I find someone to "jailbreak" my iPad in order to Tether to BB or is an app forthcoming. This would make my day!

I purchased my Blackberry exactly 5 weeks before Verizon offered the iPhone. (they said that they had no idea if or when they were getting iPhone). Now I have over a year left on the BB Bold, unlimited monthly 3G, for which I pay AND no way of using this connection for my iPad... I think... Please give me the good news!

jwells
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Hello,

We presently do not have a time frame as to when support for tablets will happen, but we are working on getting support for the tablets.

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patrizio.rinaldi
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I would reaaly appreciate to tether from my BB to either my iPhone or my iPad.
When do you think it will be possible? Are there other solutions?
Thanks

mehul
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Thanks for your interest.

We are looking into the possibility of adding this functionality to Tether in the future.

You can join our mailing list to be notified about this and all other Tether related news by visiting http://tether.com and entering your email address at the bottom of the page. You can unsubscribe to the mailing list at any time and we do not give your personal information out to anyone.

markusg
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I am surprised to see that this request has been made 2 years ago, and even though the iPad (1-3) has been super popular the Tether response has been that tethering a BB to an iPad will done "sometime" in the future. Sounds to me that either it's possible, or not, but not that it will take 2 years to figure this out. I am currently considering an iPad but would love to have to be able to tether it to my BB.

mehul
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Thanks for the interest & I will pass your message to our development team.
If we look back to recent time there were so many different priorities & we have so many new updates / releases over the time. I agree the tether for iPad is long awaited but we are working on it & now it is the top most priority

There is one indirect way to tether your iPad. You can use internet on your iPad through your windows pc by creating Hptspot on windows pc. You can use third party utility like connectify.me for that. .

msathi
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NO ETA yet?

mehul
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Yes, No ETA for now.

msathi
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What stage is it in now? I have not used my tether for such a lon time, since I have an IPAD3. Is it going to happen, or should I get a hotspot product? Thanks

mehul
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We are looking into the possibility of adding this functionality to Tether in the future.

You can join our mailing list to be notified about this and all other Tether related news by visiting http://tether.com/wifi and entering your email address at the bottom of the page. You can unsubscribe to the mailing list at any time and we do not give your personal information out to anyone.

There is one indirect way to tether your iPad. You can use internet on your iPad through your windows pc by creating Hptspot on windows pc.
You can use your pc as Hotspot using third party application connectify.me
We are introducing Hotspot feature in our version 2.3.0.1 for the iPhone version for windows 7 & it is under testing.

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