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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:10 AM   #1
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iPhone 5 Verizon hotpot

I currently have iphone 4 with unlimited dAta. I'm planning on buying iPhone 5 in order to keep unlimited data. With the iPhone 5 on Verizon and iOS 6. I'll be able to turn on the free hotspot and connect my ipad mini via Bluetooth and surf the Internet ?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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No, it's not free. You need to buy the hotspot feature from Verizon.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:13 AM   #3
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yeah i'm curious how this works myself.i understand from what i read i gotta pay an extra $30 for the hotspot feature which people said is unlimited if you're grandfathered to an unlimited data plan. i have an iPhone 4 also with unlimited data. i bought the iphone 5 full price today but will be returning tomorrow (scuffgate). i'm wondering if i can play call of duty black ops 2 using my playstation 3 with LTE hotspot, if so i wonder how will that work?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:15 AM   #4
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yeah i'm curious how this works myself.i understand from what i read i gotta pay an extra $30 for the hotspot feature which people said is unlimited if you're grandfathered to an unlimited data plan. i have an iPhone 4 also with unlimited data. i bought the iphone 5 full price today but will be returning tomorrow (scuffgate). i'm wondering if i can play call of duty black ops 2 using my playstation 3 with LTE hotspot, if so i wonder how will that work?
How about get a case if you're worried about "scuffing"?
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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How about get a case if you're worried about "scuffing"?
if i was the one that took its virginity i wouldnt worry about it. but it came scuffed out of the box.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:20 AM   #6
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if i was the one that took its virginity i wouldnt worry about it. but it came scuffed out of the box.
Ahh... that would probably piss me off too... as I have a cover/case waiting for any new phone I buy.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:28 AM   #7
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yeah i'm curious how this works myself.i understand from what i read i gotta pay an extra $30 for the hotspot feature which people said is unlimited if you're grandfathered to an unlimited data plan. i have an iPhone 4 also with unlimited data. i bought the iphone 5 full price today but will be returning tomorrow (scuffgate). i'm wondering if i can play call of duty black ops 2 using my playstation 3 with LTE hotspot, if so i wonder how will that work?
I guarantee playing a game like CoD over LTE would be a terrible experience. The latency is simply too high.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 02:06 AM   #8
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yeah i'm curious how this works myself.i understand from what i read i gotta pay an extra $30 for the hotspot feature which people said is unlimited if you're grandfathered to an unlimited data plan. i have an iPhone 4 also with unlimited data. i bought the iphone 5 full price today but will be returning tomorrow (scuffgate). i'm wondering if i can play call of duty black ops 2 using my playstation 3 with LTE hotspot, if so i wonder how will that work?
Will Playstation 3 work with personal hotspot? I tried with my Wii and refused to connect it. I don't know why.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:47 AM   #9
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No, it's not free. You need to buy the hotspot feature from Verizon.
Or use a Share Everthing plan which includes hotspot.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 07:51 AM   #10
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Or use a Share Everthing plan which includes hotspot.
Terrible suggestion
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:05 AM   #11
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Terrible suggestion
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No, it's not free. You need to buy the hotspot feature from Verizon.
I confirmed yesterday while on the phone with a Verizon rep. If I buy iphone 5 at full price , I then have to add the hotpot for $30 a month. My discount doesn't apply because due to the unlimited data and the hotpot will be unlimited too.
My fan discount does apply.

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:41 AM   #12
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No, it's not free. You need to buy the hotspot feature from Verizon.
you will have to purchase it from service provider
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:51 AM   #13
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my suggestion would be to jailbreak. It's actually pretty easy to do and there are good tutorials on youtube. It's strange that I can put my unlimited sim in my ipad and use hotspot all day for free but in iphone they charge for it.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:10 PM   #14
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my suggestion would be to jailbreak. It's actually pretty easy to do and there are good tutorials on youtube. It's strange that I can put my unlimited sim in my ipad and use hotspot all day for free but in iphone they charge for it.
How are you going to jailbreak an iPhone 5?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:19 PM   #15
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How are you going to jailbreak an iPhone 5?
No not me
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:22 PM   #16
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I used my iPhone 5 to play halo 4 online. Worked pretty good only a few times I would lag but overall great experience
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