iOS 4.3 Personal Hotspot on T-Mobile USA?

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  1. aibo macrumors 6502

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    For the factory unlocked iPhone 4s on T-Mobile USA, will the personal hotspot settings appear after updating to iOS 4.3?

    I'm on a factory unlocked 3GS so I know the option won't ever appear for me, but I was considering upgrading to a factory-unlocked 4 if the option appears. Yeah I know it'll always be EDGE, but T-Mobile USA iPhone users are pretty content with their unlimited EDGE data for $5-$10/month.
     
  2. monaura macrumors newbie

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    I have factory unlocked iPhone 4 and I'm using t-mobile carrier. I just downloaded iOS 4.3 today, but unfortunately there is no personal hotspot option in Settings.
     
  3. aibo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Darn, well, thanks for testing.
     
  4. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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  6. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    That would be painful to use
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  8. romeo0119 macrumors 6502

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    Lol I hope none of u guys are paying tmobile the 24.99 to be on edge using the iphone, i'd get an android, root and get free mobile hotspot.
     
  9. Steve Z1 macrumors newbie

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    On my factory unlocked iphone 3gs "personal hotspot" has replaced internet tethering. The settings stayed there, and the personal settings says "now discoverable other users can look for a shared network using bluetooth under the name xxxx"

    I thought I was supposed to get a a shared wifi network?

    Anyway I'm glad I did not loose tethering and maybe over time others will have more info.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No wifi tethering on the 3GS, just for iphone 4.
    I wonder what kind of hotspot one would create with 2G speeds and then have more than 1 device try to connect and tether:D
    Wake me up when the page loads.......
     
  11. michaelsbegay macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone 4 factory-unlocked and I upgraded to iOS 4.3 today as well. The Personal Hotspot option is enabled for me and works perfectly, despite the speeds being limited by the fact that it's EDGE.

     
  12. mr.dw, Mar 9, 2011
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    mr.dw macrumors newbie

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    it works!

    hey i just totally accidentally made this work!
    personal hotspot on tmobile usa on 'Unlimited Talk, Text, 100MB data' pay monthly plan (so yes, i obviously won't really even be using it) on factory unlocked iPhone 4
    here's how -
    Settings >
    General >
    Network >
    Cellular Data Network >
    under Internet Tethering put this as the APN - internet2.voicestream.com
    leave Username & Password blank
    then went back to Network and Personal Hotspot showed up in there! and then in main Settings page too.
    i tried it and it totally works. over Wi-fi
    now only if i had more data and 3g this may be useful. but actually it loaded news.google.com pretty fast on my macbook pro
     

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  13. aibo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think most people who have iPhones on T-mobile are doing it to save money (myself included), so they wouldn't be paying $24.99 when there are unlimited data plans that work just fine:
    $5 "T-zones" -- must be grandfathered in
    $10 Unlimited Web -- EDGE only
     

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