Can I use the Iphone 6 as a Mobile Hot Spot?

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  1. Rockies macrumors 6502

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    Coming over from Android and just wondering if you can use the Iphone 6 as a Mobile Hot Spot?
     
  2. vi2867 macrumors 6502

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    yes, verizon offers that feature for free. T-mobile and AT-T you need to pay additionally.
     
  3. Rockies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great. Thanks!
     
  4. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502

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    It sucks up your data though, so be aware of that.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Not sure about the 6 but it used to suck the heck out of my 5S battery, too!

    I stopped doing it when purchased the 128gb Air with AT&T cellular.
     
  7. Iamgort macrumors regular

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    You don't pay more if you are on an AT&T share plan right?
     
  8. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Correct. Only the old plans without data sharing require an additional fee.
     
  9. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    Right. It's included in the mobile share plan.
     
  10. golfdude macrumors regular

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    Have ATT and one change I noticed with using it as a hotspot is that my kids iPods can join it now. Not sure when that changed, is that a 8.0 thing?
     
  11. Iamgort macrumors regular

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    Phew. I have been using my phone as a hotspot nonstop since I got the free doubling of our data. :)
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    As long as your carrier allows you too. I was using my iPhone 5c this morning as a hotspot because the hotel I'm at, lost its wifi for some reason.
     
  13. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    The hotspot is a big reason I left AT&T "unlimited" for the new plans. Now with the double data it's even a more valuable perk. :)



    :apple:
     
  14. 617aircav Suspended

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    Im on tmobile and i get 5gb of tethering free.
     
  15. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Not 100% correct ! unlimited users have to pay $30 a month for it:D
     
  16. rpearlberg macrumors 6502a

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    Is it included in the Verizon single plan? Unlimited talk/text, 2GB of data.
     
  17. ROLLTIDE1, Oct 2, 2014
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    no
     
  18. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    Not correct. T-Mobile includes mobile hotspot/tethering with all their current postpaid plans. And even though T-Mobile made no announcement, they activated tethering at no additional cost for prepaid plans a few months ago as well.
     
  19. sovereign macrumors 6502

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    The "single line plan"?

    No.
     
  20. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    It's an iOS 4 or 5 thing. Can't remember which one exactly. :rolleyes: However, it's only allowed on plans with personal hotspot support (e.g. More Everything, Mobile Share, $30 add-on for UDP, tiered data 4+GB, etc).
     
  21. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Try to tether with Bluetooth and not wifi. Much better on the battery.
     
  22. ivnmetal macrumors member

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    I have the $30 pre-paid plan w/ T-Mobile. The hotspot feature is included in it
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Too late as my iPad is now cellular! I would not have it any other way now.
     
  24. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    much much slower connection
     
  25. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Yes but if your not streaming Netflix or porn you'll be ok with normal web surfing
     

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