IPhone 5 tethering?

tyler.frost92

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So I will be upgrading to the iPhone 5 in early December. I'm curious as to whether there are any good tethering apps for iOS. I'm currently using the HTC thunderbolt and I tether a lot (via easytether pro). I can even use utorrent on my mbp with it and achieve pretty good speeds. But if this isn't possible with the iPhone I might have to stay with android :(

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chakraj

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No none at all until jailbreak is done. You pay and use the one from your carrier until then.
 

gentlefury

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So I will be upgrading to the iPhone 5 in early December. I'm curious as to whether there are any good tethering apps for iOS. I'm currently using the HTC thunderbolt and I tether a lot (via easytether pro). I can even use utorrent on my mbp with it and achieve pretty good speeds. But if this isn't possible with the iPhone I might have to stay with android :(

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Verizon offers it free with all the new share plans!

It's in the settings panel.
 

Zimmy68

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So I will be upgrading to the iPhone 5 in early December. I'm curious as to whether there are any good tethering apps for iOS. I'm currently using the HTC thunderbolt and I tether a lot (via easytether pro). I can even use utorrent on my mbp with it and achieve pretty good speeds. But if this isn't possible with the iPhone I might have to stay with android :(

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No app necessary. tethering is baked in!
 

gentlefury

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Pics or it didn't happen.
I have 3 lines, 2 iPhones and 1 dumb phone.

I used to have 1400 mins/ 500 Txt / "Unlimited" slow as hell, throttled data

Average bill $200

Now I have Unl Mins / Unl Txt / 10GB Data

about $200

I have a 25% corporate discount...so that's why its a little lower than most people.
 

chakraj

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It came out to be the same price as my "Unlimited" plan...and I don't get throttled. If I find that 10GB is too much data for me, I will even be able to lower the price!
First Verizon does not throttle LTE, it was part of the spectrum purchase agreement, I do over 20 gigs a month, never throttled.

Second you are saying that you got 10 gigs for $30.00. The same price as unlimited?

Sir I do not believe you, 10 gigs is quite a bit more than $30.00

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That will change soon.

Get ready to experience 14.4 speeds after 3GB.
No it wont, its in their spectrum purchase agreement. They just had to pay millions for such infractions. So sorry, but you are mistaken.:cool:
 

gentlefury

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First Verizon does not throttle LTE, it was part of the spectrum purchase agreement, I do over 20 gigs a month, never throttled.

Second you are saying that you got 10 gigs for $30.00. The same price as unlimited?

Sir I do not believe you, 10 gigs is quite a bit more than $30.00

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No it wont, its in their spectrum purchase agreement. They just had to pay millions for such infractions. So sorry, but you are mistaken.:cool:
No, I'm saying that with the unlimited talk/text and 10GB data it comes to the same price as it used to be with 1400 mins/500 text and unlimited data.

so $100 for 3 phones sharing 10GB data...then $40 per smartphone and $30 for the dumb phone....so thats $210 - 25% + taxes, it comes to about $200

I was paying $89 for 1400 mins, then $10 per line for 500 texts, then $10 per line, then $30 for "unlimited" data so $90 + $30 + $30 + $60 = $210 - 25% + taxes = same damn price.
 

SR71

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I'm still under the old 30 dollar unlimited data, no throttling. Sometimes I use up to 25gb in a month

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You shouldn't have any problems tethering with the iPhone 5. Simply turn on the iPhone, go into Settings, click on "Personal Hotspot" and slide the switch to on. Boom, you've got a personal hotspot. No need for any extra apps or the like, it's built-in and works great, especially over LTE!
 

tyler.frost92

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Jan 31, 2012
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Leonard, Michigan
You shouldn't have any problems tethering with the iPhone 5. Simply turn on the iPhone, go into Settings, click on "Personal Hotspot" and slide the switch to on. Boom, you've got a personal hotspot. No need for any extra apps or the like, it's built-in and works great, especially over LTE!
I dont have to pay any extra monthly fee?
 
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