iphone 5 and hotspot question

i-sidd

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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
 

BFizzzle

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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)
 

i-sidd

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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.
 
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BFizzzle

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

takeshi74

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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...
Hotspot's included on Verizon's share plans.
 

satchow

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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.
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.
 

i-sidd

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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.
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.
 

satchow

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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.
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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