AT&T Tether/Hotspots

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hlkc, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. hlkc macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    AT&T iP5 LTE user here. Any possible way not to JB and able to tether/hotspot with other Apple devices? I don't want to pay extra to AT&T hotspot the iPad Mini and/or MBA when travel... Yes, I should switched it to Verizon but families & friends are with AT&T :eek:
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You cannot tether with your iphone if your plan doesnt allow it and only other way would be to JB.
    No other options.
  3. erratikmind macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2009
    S.F./Las Vegas
  4. TomTomTuning macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2010
    Central PA
    Not at the moment, not with out paying the AT&T fee.... Or Jailbreaking.

    I was lucky enough to catch the "Tether" while in the app store before it got removed. I haven't used it in a while but I'm assuming it still works lol.

    I also remember "Handy Light" which was a flash light app that secretly allowed you to tether, but that also got removed fairly quickly.
  5. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    This is one reason I moved to Verizon. While I don't use FaceTime or Hotspot often, I have several times in non-WiFi areas and it was very useful. Very glad VZ allows these features. I was with ATT for over eight years.
  6. TomTomTuning macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2010
    Central PA
    I'm almost ready to board the VZN boat if AT&T doesn't get their act together soon. I've been with AT&T for about 7 years.
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    The only reason Verizon is offering tethering now is because they put new customers on their mobile share plans. The plans save you money if you have more than two devices on the same account. If you have just one or two devices, you end up paying roughly as much as you would have on an individual plan with mobile hotspot feature. And you have no option for anything cheaper.

    To customers on legacy individual plans with no hotspot add-on, you get the warning page.

    On the other hand, you can get tethering on AT&T if you're willing to pay as much as you would on Verizon. So, it's a wash.

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