Free iPhone tethering

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  1. Earlet9 macrumors member

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    Hey guys. I'm in a bind right now. I'm out of town with no wifi in the hotel and need to get stuff done. What are the best free iPhone 4 tethering options right now. I only need it for a bit, so I'm hoping I can find a cheap workaround. Thanks.
     
  2. Jmehl macrumors newbie

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    Jailbreak, go to cydia and install mywi or pdanet
     
  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    If you're jailbroken, use MyWi. Its somewhat expensive, but it has a 7 day free trial which should be fine if you only need it now
     
  4. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

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    Well you could Jailbreak your phone and install one of the tethering apps that are available. Or you could just enable tethering on your iPhone through AT&T and keep it for a month. Or find a nearby place with free Wifi.
     
  5. Earlet9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I kept seeing mywi, and didn't know they have a free trial. Is pdanet free?
     
  6. Earlet9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you use the AT&T tethering with unlimited data?
     
  7. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    For that, download an app called TetherMe. It costs a couple of dollars, but will let you use native tethering with the unlimited plan
     
  8. Earlet9 thread starter macrumors member

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    So download TetherMe from Cydia? and pay the $20 a month? That may work. Thanks guys for your help right now, I'm set up using MyWi right now, but may need something to last a bit longer later. Thanks.
     
  9. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Actually, you can delete MyWi and if you install TetherMe, it'll trick the phone into thinking you have tethering on your phone. Nothing changes with AT&T, so they don't charge you the $20/month
     
  10. Bloake macrumors 6502

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    That .99$ flashlight app gets me free tethering.

    That statement doesn't help anyone who don't have it since it's been pulled off the store =/
     
  11. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    meaning it does not use the tethering APN that registers data passing by in tethering mode to AT&T for them to know to charge you, but instead uses the APN for normal data you already are paying for...
     
  12. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    Jesus, download TetherMe or MyWi, Google elpelle6 first. END OF DISCUSSION. Don't worry about APN or ANYTHING.
     
  13. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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  14. JDNGuru macrumors member

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    I purchased MyWi for $3.99 and it activated my tethering.
     
  15. hyteckit Guest

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    How did you get MyWi for $3.99? I thought it is about $20.
     
  16. Amino Man macrumors 6502

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    Why doesn't he just go online and change his data plan to data+tethering? Wouldn't that work?
     
  17. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    The online tethering plan is $20 more, and you can't do "unlimited".

    I did the MyWi route, by the time I bought it a new version was out for $20. I put it on my jailbroken 3G (running 3.1.3). If I need to tether this month, I'll just transfer the SIM from my iPhone 4.
     
  18. Amino Man macrumors 6502

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    But if he only needs it temporarily, he can just buy the extra data plan, do his thing, then switch back to the normal plan for next month. It doesn't sound like a big deal to me.
     
  19. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    But if he has unlimited data and goes to the tethering data plan, he can't go back to unlimited officially. This is probably what he is trying to avoid.
     
  20. Amino Man macrumors 6502

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    Oh. My bad. I wasn't thinking about that.
     
  21. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    EDIT: I already had posted a few days back for the OP to just use Tether Me...
     
  22. iParis macrumors 68040

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    +1 for TetherMe.

    Because he doesn't want to pay for it, I'm assuming.
     
  23. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    just because it needs to be said again....jailbreak it and go to cydia. tether away all you want. to heck with paying $20 mo. to AT&T for something you already pay for in an unlimited plan.
     
  24. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

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    As someone who is already using MyWi, would TetherMe offer any additional benefit?
     

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