iPhone 5 Verizon hotpot

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    determined09

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    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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    No, it's not free. You need to buy the hotspot feature from Verizon.
     
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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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    How about get a case if you're worried about "scuffing"? :rolleyes:
     
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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.
     
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    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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    I guarantee playing a game like CoD over LTE would be a terrible experience. The latency is simply too high.
     
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    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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    Or use a Share Everthing plan which includes hotspot.
     
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    Terrible suggestion
     
  11. determined09, Nov 22, 2012
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    Right

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    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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    you will have to purchase it from service provider
     
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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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    How are you going to jailbreak an iPhone 5?
     
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    determined09

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    No not me
     
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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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