AT&T Unlimited data plan + tethering

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by johnandjack, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. johnandjack macrumors newbie

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    Since 4.3 was launched I would like to use Personal Hotspot with my iPad (since it's the Wi-Fi version). However, since I am on the grandfathered iPhone Unlimited data plan, I would have to forgo that plan and move to one of the Tethering plans that caps at 4GB...what a shame, AT&T!

    Does anyone have a workaround to this? I really do not want to lose my Unlimited plan, and being capped at 4GB/month really defeats the purpose of tethering in the first place...

    Cheers,
    John
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    Only way around it is by JB.
    You wont be able to have both unlimited and official tethering.
     
  3. Jphillippe macrumors regular

    Jphillippe

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    just jailbreak..don't give AT&T another 20 and give up to your unlimited plan...AT&T is getting kind of ridiculous.
     
  4. Sodner macrumors 68020

    Sodner

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    You would hope that competition between carriers would entice Verizon or AT&T to let data plan minutes be used for tethering without an additional fee.

    It's so damn unfair not to be allowed to use the data I pay for the way I want.

    JB here I come. Take that AT&T!
     
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040

    eastercat

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    Once you jb, you have 3 choices: tetherme, PDA net and mywi. Tetherme is enabling the hotspot for 4.3 jb and costs only a few dollars. PDA net is free for non-secured sites, but you get the pay version for the secured sites. MyWi is the most expensive, but it has ad-hoc tether and allows you to reduce the strength so you're not broadcasting to everyone.
     

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