Can I access LTE for free with a jailbroken AT&T iPhone 4?

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  1. SparklePony, Aug 30, 2014
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    SparklePony macrumors newbie

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    Most cost effective source for data while traveling?

    I have an iPhone 5 that is on a AT&T shared family plan – being on the shared plan makes my cell phone usage very cheap- only $25 a month.

    I would like to be able to use data occasionally to get work done on my laptop while traveling, but our shared AT&T plan keeps running out of data.

    What's the most cost effective source for data that I could tether to my laptop? The AT&T LTE network has good coverage for where I travel frequently (between Utah and Idaho).
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    The iPhone 4 cannot access LTE. It's a 3G phone.
     
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  5. SparklePony thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can I access 3G for free?

    I see. Would I be able to access 3G for free if I jailbroke the phone?
     
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    To get any 3G connection, you'd have to find yourself a carrier that can provide it. (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc)
     
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    No
     
  8. SparklePony thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay. I also have an iPhone 5 that is on a AT&T shared family plan. I would like to be able to use data occasionally to get work done on my laptop while traveling, but our shared AT&T plan keeps running out of data.

    Any cost effective solutions you would suggest?
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Upgrade your plan.

    There's no such thing as free lunch.
     
  10. SparklePony thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is an AT&T data plan the most cost effective source for data?
     
  11. solarguy17 macrumors 6502a

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    So let me get this straight. You have an old iPhone that isn't on a plan at all, so inactivated and you want to jailbreak it to access LTE for free (without activation or paying) and you want to tether this free data to your laptop.

    So putting aside the fact iPhone 4 can't access LTE, you want free 3G.

    Connecting to a network and not paying actually has a word, STEALING.

    And you also want to tether your laptop to the phone you are stealing data using, to steal more data.

    So no. Don't STEAL this is actually illegal and the mods should lock this thread the same way they lock the UDID iOS 8 upgrade threads.
     
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    If you live in an area with good coverage, I would suggest switching to T-Mobile. You'd get unlimited data, so you wouldn't have to worry about going over. They also pay off your ETFs.
     
  13. SparklePony thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, thank you – I'll look into T-Mobile. Unlimited data would be GREAT.
     
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    No?:confused:
     
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    It also has another word. Impossible. Without an activated SIM card on a paid account, the network will not even let the phone connect.
     
  16. Winona Northdakota, Aug 30, 2014
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    Can I access LTE for free with a jailbroken AT&T iPhone 4?


    Jail Breaking has nothing to do with cell service. Cell service is between you and the phone company. The phone company would need to provide you with a SIM card with free and unlimited, unrestricted access to their network.
     
  17. PNutts macrumors 601

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    AT&T free wifi hotspots and also some provided if you have an Internet provider (like Comcast). Also, plenty of free hotspots at restaurants, malls, hotels, etc. There are apps to help find them.
     
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    Cant believe someone thinking will just get free carrier data by JB their device:rolleyes:
     
  19. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

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    Well that is not happening, go to T-Mobile for unlimited data.
     

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