Run Verizon's iPad as 4G LTE hotspot for 24 hours plus

Turn off the display and you can run Verizon's new iPad for 24 or more hours as a 4G LTE mobile hotspot.

In battery tests run by AnandTech on the new iPad, they found battery life to be slightly lower than in the iPad 2. That might be expected when looking at the bright new Retina high definition display. But what's not expected is the ability, on Verizon iPad models, to run the iPad as a 4G LTE mobile hotspot for more than 24 hours on a single battery charge.

Thanks to the larger 42.5Wh battery in the new iPad added to run the new display, turning off the display means other functions can run for much longer than before. Add in the fact that Verizon added the mobile hotspot feature, or, more accurately, turned it on while AT&T leaves it off, makes your new iPad a great choice for a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. And if you don't want to look at anything on the iPad screen, you can hotspot for a full day or so.


Yes, amazing that you buy an iPad powered with a 42.5Wh battery, and you just turn it into a hotspot.

Fleeb on

So you can bust through your cap several times over in one charge?

Whoamihmmm on

Makes sense, since the iPad (and its battery) are bigger than most hotspots. There may be some obscure use out there where someone wants to pay for LTE for days on end with no access to a power outlet

nagromme on


Awesome. Time to get an LTE iPad and swap it onto one of my unlimited lines. And on top of that, its the only Verizon tablet that is sold off-contract

c.hack on

The new iPad could chip into the mobile hotspot market for those who also want to buy a tablet.

SolipsismX on

So if you want an iPad but also want a hotspot for your laptop, now you can do it in one purchase with pay-as-you-go data.

BC2009 on


All those extra iPad 3 pixels are realy not gonig to make much difference on such a small screen I say.

asrey1975 on

Turn the screen on, and kiss those 25 hours good bye.

DrDoppio on

He cant help it, all members of the iCult become iSmug and that then makes them iJerks. I call it the Jobs Effect.

B3an on

Of course, data plan charges may take the fun out of mobile hotspot marathons. YMM certainly Vary.

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