Can an iPhone 4S on TMobile USA be used as hotspot?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Starfyre, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68020

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    As the question states, can an iPhone 4S on Tmobile USA be used as a hotspot on the refarmed 3G network?
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Yes it can, as long as you're on the 5GB T-Mobile plan, which includes tethering at no extra charge.
     
  3. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What if you are on the old Unlimited data plan with the Even More (supported Hotspot with older phones before.. would it work with the newer iPhone)?
     
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I think you should be fine. Type in the right APNs under tethering. Epc.tmobile.com and leave username and password blank.
     
  5. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    Correct. You can tether with the iPhone on tmobile even if you don't have tethering added to your plan. It's probably because the iPhone isn't an officially supported device in their system.

    Currently this even works if you're on the truly unlimited plan so those in refarmed markets can tether as much as they want. I suspect Tmobile will close this loophole as more areas become refarmed.
     
  6. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Does truly unlimited plan include the earlier "Even More" unlimited data plans with hotspot?
     
  7. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    No those are throttled after 5GB. The Truly Unlimited Plan is only available if you convert to one of the current Value or Classic Plans that T-Mo now offers.
     
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    Tmobile keeps looking better and better as an option;)
     

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