iphone 5 and hotspot question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by i-sidd, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

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    I have the att IP5 with unlimited data. If I get an ipad mini wifi version can I use the IP5 as a hotspot and coonect the ipadmini or ipad to get connected when not in a wifi area.

    Can someone explain how the hot spot works
     
  2. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    if you have verizon...yes.. unlimited hotspot is $30 more a month on your bill


    if you have att...you are s.o.l. only way you can tether is by switching to a shared plan... or using a jailbreak tweak.. (which no ip5 jailbreak is out..and att is pretty strict on detecting unauthorized tethering)
     
  3. i-sidd, Oct 24, 2012
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    i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    when you say shared plan, does it mean data and mobile hotspot sharedplan.

    I am on ATT, and have family shared data plan.
     
  4. cngrevolution macrumors member

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    Once u activate the hotspot you can either use wifi for the mini or use Bluetooth.
     
  5. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    no shared data plans.. if you have ATT and unlimited data you can not use hotspot without switching data plans
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Hotspot's included on Verizon's share plans.
     
  7. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    as well as att.. but thats irrelevant. He said he has ATT unlimited data
     
  8. satchow macrumors 6502

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    I'm confused. You say you have unlimited data, then you say you have a family shared data plan.

    I'm assuming you mean you have a family shared voice plan, with grandfathered unlimited data on your line. In which case you cannot tether without jailbreaking.

    You have two choices, either switch your plan to the 5GB/Month tiered plan for $50/month or switch your family's account to a Mobile Share plan.
     
  9. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes, i mean family shared voice and unlimited data on my line. My wife's line I believe does not have unlimited. I think she is on the 5gb/month plan, can she use her phone as a hot spot for the ipad mini. The only reason Ia sk is to use the mini as gps if needed or at the airport or something.
     
  10. satchow macrumors 6502

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    AT&T Data Pro 5GB: $50 for 5GB, with mobile hotspot / tethering

    If that is the plan she has, then yes she can use her phone as a hotspot for the tablet.
     

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