Can 2 iphones share 1 3G connection?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by self, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. self macrumors regular

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    Google has failed me. Is it possible for an iphone with no data plan and only wifi (I guess this might also apply to a touch) to share the 3G connection of a nearby iphone with 3G?

    [iphone, only wifi] ---> [iphone, with 3G] ---> i n t e r n e t

    I understand a laptop can share the 3G connection with "tethering" but I'm not clear whether a wifi-only iphone can. Is it possible, in practice or even in theory?
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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  3. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    That's MyWi
    Yes, this would do exactly what self wants. It does require you to jailbreak.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Another solution is to get that Verizon mobile hotspot thing and not have a data plan on either phone. Problem being there is no real way to drop the data plan on new iPhones.
     
  5. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Verizon MyFi and I think Sprint carries the MyFi as well. You can also get a Broadband card and share it's connection with the iPhone through your Mac.
     
  6. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Ooops! Sorry about the MyFi / MyWi confusion. Thought it was a typo in darngooddesign's post. I obviously got it wrong.
    Apologies. :eek:
     
  7. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    It's all good. I just tried the MyWi and it too works PERFECT! That is an amazing app right there.
     
  8. self thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is exactly what I want. I'm already jb and will check it out. Thanks!
     

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