Considering switching back to iOS, can you tether on iOS?

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  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    Been using a Note 2 and now a Note 3 for the past couple of years. I will definitely consider the 5.5 inch iPhone (mainly I just want a good camera and the Note cameras are awful), though I am wondering:

    I tether all the time with my Note3. Does anyone know if you can tether with iOS? I am on Verizon.

    Thanks.
     
  2. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    Of course you can tether but you'll have to pay for it. I'm on tmobile prepaid and 5gig of tethering is available(and included) in the $80 plan. More if you're jailbroken and have the right app.
     
  3. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Yep you can tether with Verizon. It's built right into their share everything plans. I tether both my iPhone 5s and Note 3 all the time.
     
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  5. sparky08 macrumors regular

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    It used to cost an additional $20 / month. Has that changed?
     
  6. Blackforge macrumors 6502

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    Part of their Mobile Share Value plans. Uses your existing pool of data.
     
  7. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Been able to tether for free since iOS 4.3.3. I guess that is one thing Canada does better than U.S.A :)
     
  8. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have unlimited data with Verizon and tether with my Note3 and FoxFi. I want to be able to continue tethering unlimited data if I switch back to iPhone. Is that possible?
     
  9. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    You will need a jailbroken iPhone and a tethering app to have "unlimited" tethering.
     
  10. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can you recommend a tethering app for a jail broken iPhone?

    Thanks.
     
  11. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    Tetherme. Pdanet. Mywi.
     
  12. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    Tethering is included in most UK carriers packages now. I know on O2 I can tether and it costs no extra. They couldn't really charge any more with it being a pretty standard demand on a mobile device these days.
     
  13. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    I have a contract with EE which include tethering and use it all the time. I was on holiday with my son and family recently and bought a local SIM with 2GB data but no tethering on my iphone. I was quite surprised when my son said that his Android phone never blocks tethering took the SIM from my Iphone put it in his phone and was tethering with no problem.
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Notes camera is awful? Odd. It has a great camera.

    I'm on three and it's unlimited to tether.
     
  15. KillaMac Suspended

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    Not really. Had both myself and wasn't impressed.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm on VZW and your mobile hotspot (tethering) is part of my package. Its easily set up on the iPhone and it works like a charm.
     
  17. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi The Game 161,

    Without absolute perfect lighting, the Note3 photos/videos are soft and fuzzy (regardless of the specs on paper). This is discussed countless times on the Android forums also. I take tons of photos and videos and just went back through my collection in Lightroom from the past 7 months, and sadly, they are awful. Since my phone is with me so much, I am willing to go back to iPhone just for the camera though unlimited tethering is also a requirement. The Note3 is an amazing phone otherwise.


    maflynn,

    Have you used unlimited data tethering with the iPhone?

    Thanks everyone for the replies!
     

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