Best to use as hotspot- 5, 5s, or 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Turnpike, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Turnpike macrumors 6502

    Turnpike

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    I have a 5 already, but would get a 5s or 6 if there would be a better phone to use for wifi. It's really all I'd be using the phone for, logging on and browsing now and then when I'm at a jobsite.

    Does anyone know, will I get as good of a wifi signal for my Macbook Air (2014) from my 5 as I would from a 5s or 6? If anyone knows for sure, I'd appreciate you letting me know.

    If a 4S or ipad would be better or worse to use as a hotspot, mention that too. I'd be using TMobile, and have a plan that covers the hotspot useage, and the reception for where I'd be using it is fine.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'd go with an LTE device so you can tether while using a faster connection with fast speeds.
    Anything like 5-5S or iPhone 6 or 6 plus.
     
  3. Turnpike thread starter macrumors 6502

    Turnpike

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    So there's really no disadvantage of using an iPhone 5 vs a 5s or 6 or iPad Air? The connection would probably be just as strong...?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The 6 and 6 plus can access faster LTE but it's not like T-Mobile or any U.S. carrier currently delivers speeds over 100mb.
    So a 5 or 5s would be fine and you won't really notice improvement with a 6, 6 plus or iPad air 2.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Is it about Internet download speeds or upload speeds your after? The reason I ask is the 5 has a lower upload speed over 3g and 4g in comparison to the 5s and newer.
     

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