what is tethering?

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What is "tethering" and will it allow me to use a 10GB data plan on either my iPhone or an iPad?
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John D. Vickers

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Dinh, Mobile Master

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hi John,
Apple now called it "personal hotspot" https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204023. You could follow instructions there and enable it.
You can share  10GB from your plan with personal hotspot.
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Tethering is a viable choice if you limit your signed-in clients to small mobile devices. Share your connection with a laptop or desktop computer and your 10GB can evaporate quickly, because these often demand images etc at higher resolutions.

A 7-minute 240p video on Youtube for mobile devices will wiegh in at 12 MB while it's over 38 MB at 720p for a laptop.