Not happy using a 3G iPad with AT&T’s network? No problem. All you have to do is open up the iPad case, void your warranty, pull out the 3G modem, and replace it with the innards of a Verizon MiFi.
OK, this hack isn’t for anyone… or even very many people. But at least one dude managed to stuff a Verizon MiFi inside his iPad. The end result is a tablet that can not only connect to Verizon’s 3G network, but it can function as a portable WiFi hotspot, allowing you to share your 3G data connection with other devices.
He’s posted step by step instructions, which actually don’t look that difficult if you know your way around a soldering iron. One of the coolest features? He slapped a power switch in the SIM card slot which he can use to turn the MiFi on and off.
it’s more like $829 , not $500, if it had 3g modem.
Dude, that is sweet. Takes some serious cahones to rip apart a $500 iPad and mess with it. Great job!
Of course, then you still have to live with the screen (if used outdoors).
meaning this (51 second video says it all):
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