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Old Sep 21, 2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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With unlimited data, can you use Personal Hotspot i.e. wifi tethering?

So, some iPhones are grandfathered in and have unlimited wireless data. I am curious, can those people use what is variously called "Personal Hotspot" or "wifi tethering"? You know, the thing where your iPhone's wireless data is what allows your laptop to browse the internet.

Just curious.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Not on AT&T without jailbreak and risking losing their current data plan.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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Not on AT&T, if you want tethering option you'd have to give up unlimited data.. you think AT&T of all carriers is going to willingly GIVE you the ability to tether on unlimited data? NEVER gonna happen!

You'd have to jailbreak..

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P.S- look at the garbage they're pulling with Facetime over 3g.. It's only available on a SHARED DATAPLAN...

F'n AT&T..
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:08 PM   #4
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Is AT&T the only carrier with the "grandfathered" unlimited data plans, or do Verizon or Sprint have it? I am only curious about the US.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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You can jailbreak and use TetherMe or PdaNet or one of the other tethering apps that funnels data through the phone's apn rather than the official tethering one which cuts the chances of at&t detecting your tethering. I've used a couple GBs a month doing this and haven't heard a peep.

And when I upgraded from ios5 to ios6, the personal hotspot feature still appears to be there and can be turned on even though I'm on an unlimited plan, but I won't be using it until I can get one of the apps from cydia.

Ps are you from whatcd?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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What about Verizon?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:14 PM   #7
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I use TetherMe for my iPad, and haven't heard a word. The only time they threatened me is when I tethered to my Laptop with my iPhone 4 back in the day and downloaded 12-13gb of movies music and games. But if you're low key about it and use it for emails browsing etc you shouldn't have a problem.
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On Verizon, if you have unlimited data already, you can add the 30$ unlimited LTE hotspot and there you go.
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What about Verizon?
Unlimited no longer exists on Verizon.
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What about Verizon?

With verizon, you can pay $20 extra a month for unlimited tethering with your unlimited data plan. Or you can jailbreak.
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Unlimited no longer exists on Verizon.
he means if you already have it.

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With verizon, you can pay $20 extra a month for unlimited tethering with your unlimited data plan. Or you can jailbreak.
its 30$
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its 30$
Either way, I wish I had the verizon unlimited plan + unlimited tethering.
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I'm grandfathered in on Verizon's unlimited. Hmmm...might have to wait to jailbreak or pay $20/month in the mean time.
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I'm grandfathered in on Verizon's unlimited. Hmmm...might have to wait to jailbreak or pay $20/month in the mean time.
just go online to your "my verizon" then in add features, you should see 4g hotspot, its unlimited but on my account it says 30$ not 20$
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Either way, I wish I had the verizon unlimited plan + unlimited tethering.
Glad I still do.
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Got the 5 today unsubsidized and added the hotspot feature for unlimited tethering right there in the store. It is $30 not $20 for 4G.
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Got the 5 today unsubsidized and added the hotspot feature for unlimited tethering right there in the store. It is $30 not $20 for 4G.
Correct. $30 for 4G phones and $20 for 3G phones. However the 3G phones are capped at 2GB.
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