4.3 beta Personal Hotspot

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  1. macrumors 68020

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    Can anyone confirm they have it working? So far I'm seeing reports that say you need to have tethering enabled by your carrier before you can use Personal Hotspot. Anyone upgraded and found this?
     
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    ajohnson253

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    I too am curious.
     
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    nunes013

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    In the "Apple Seeds iOS 4.3 beta" on the front page people confirmed it worked
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the swift reply :)
     
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    Graeme43

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    mine doesn't snow up :confused:
     
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    nunes013

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    someone on there said it didnt work with their 3gs so it sounds like if it isnt a ip4 it wont work. someone also needed to restart their phone for it to connect to the network
     
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    Graeme43

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    I have iPhone 4 :D
     
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    nunes013

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    i saw after in your sig lol. it might be a carrier thing. here in the US people that were using it had our carriers tethering plan
     
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    Graeme43

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    OH well :confused: ill see if it shows up on the iPad once thats updated lol
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    Can anyone confirm this does NOT work on the 3GS?
     
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    Shockwave78

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    AT&T needs to do it, then they need to hammer home commercials showing calls interrupting Verizon customers hotspot connections.
     
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    GFSarah

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    On my 3GS I can go to Settings > General > Network and see "Personal Hotspot" listed where "Tethering" used to be. It maintains the spinning wheel and does not give me any other options. This is different from the image on the front page where it shows the Personal Hotspot listed when you first open Settings. I DO NOT have tethering enabled on my AT&T account - I'm guessing that's why I see what I do on mine.

    (I'd love to turn that on and see what changes, but I'm just not willing to pay more money to get less data.)
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Works on 3GS but it's carrier dependent

    So it's that. If your carrier supports it, it will show up automatically on "Settings->Network", and also on the main "General window". But on the 3GS you can only connect via USB or Bluetooth, not Wi-Fi, I don't know why.

    I have three SIM cards, and it works on one and not on the other two. That's how I know it depends on the carrier :)
     
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    iPhone 4 on Rogers with tethering

    Personal hotspot works as advertised
     
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    Are there any Rogers Iphone 3GS users out there n 4.3? is this restricted to the phone 4? I would not be surprised if apple did, they did the same thing with the extra sms sounds.
     

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