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I have had a Telus Mobility account for a number of years (iPhone). I want to invest in an iPad for business purposes and am trying to figure out if it would be better to get the 'cellular' enabled iPad or not. I wish to add the new iPad to my current plan somehow as I probably have enough data already.
What is the solution? I don't really like tethering to my phone if I don't have to. I would be using the iPad in various locations and don't want the hassle of losing the connection, etc.
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@Pamley if you want to do that you need to have a phone with the new much more expensive plans. I don't know if you can still get a flex data plan for the iPad which would be the best bet. I would say go for it as hotspoting on your phone murders the battery, i use to be able to for 3~ hours on an iPhone 4 and i get aybe 1.5~ on my Nexus 4 just doing hotspot, it uses a lot of battery.
Yes actually he can get one of newest plans and get data add on on his account to share data on 2 lines. for the ipad he will be paying $10.
Telus as well has flex plan for tablets which is going to work on this way:
Tier | Montly Rate | Data usage | Additional charge based on tier | Total Charges |
1 | $5 | up to 10MB | n/a | $5 |
2 | |up to 100MB| $5 | $10 |
3 | | up to 1GB | $15 | $20 |
4 | | up to 3GB | $ 30 | $35 |
5 | | up to 5GB | $50 | $50 + data |
Note: that flex plans cannot be shareable with other line on the account.
If he has an iphone he can have Unlimited Nationwide Calling $55 + $45 2GB + $10 for Tablet Share plan. Would be Spending $110 (prior taxes per month) But he can share data between members and at the same time saving battery life on his iphone.
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Okay great thanks, I was unsure if the tablet flex plans stayed with the share plans. I would suggest to get a flex plan so you can find out how much data you actualyl need on the iPad.