Personal Hotspot hack for Facetime

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  1. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Do you think it would be possible to create a personal Hotspot on the AT&T network (assuming AT&T matches Verizon) and loop back to the Wi-Fi to use Facetime when in fact you are actually still on your own 3G network.
     
  2. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    Without two wifi radios in the phone it would be difficult to act as both a router and a client at the same time.
     
  3. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    You'd need to be connected to 3G for the connection, and wifi for FaceTime, and you cant connect to both at the same time...
     
  4. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    I see kind of what he's saying. But you won't be able to "loop" it back to the same phone.

    However, if you turned on your phone hotspot and then I connected to it from mine via wifi then in theory I should be able to do facetime. However its still through a 3G connection, so the quality would still not be as good.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    On stock firmware you will need to be connected to wifi.
    You won't be able to create a hotspot and connect to your own. You gotta connect to a different wifi.
     
  6. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    If you're going to "hack" your phone, just JB it and install My3G or Unrestrictor and then you can use FaceTime over 3G.
     
  7. BornAgainMac thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the feedback. Maybe in theory, I could create a Wi-fi network on my laptop based on the Wi-fi personal network from my iPhone then connect to my Laptop's wi-fi. It is silly that it is restricted to the 3G network since I have a 2 GB data plan and will have to pay more if I go over it. Maybe it is because grandfathered unlimited users is what AT&T is worried about.

    I don't want to Jailbreak my phone.
     
  8. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    neither can your laptop really conntect to and host a wifi network at the same time, can it?

    you could, however, tether your laptop to your phone via USB or bluetooth and then share THAT connection over wifi.

    then again, i have no idea whether the phone will play along if you're trying to connect to a wifi while tethering the cellular data connection
     
  9. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    Just buy a WiFi iPad 2 and use hotspot to FaceTime ;)
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You cant do that either.
    You cant create a hotspot and also connect to another wifi.
    Your wifi chip will be used to send out signal and act as a router.
    It cannot at the same time connect to another wifi.
    Either JB or wait hoping for Facetime to be allowed over 3G.
     
  11. gks macrumors 6502

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    Hoping I can clear this up. It'll be a repeat but you don't seem to be grasping what is happening.

    Your phone's Wifi can do 1 of 2 things.

    1) Connect to another wifi network
    2) Become a wifi network

    It cannot do both at the same time.

    So you can't "loop" back around to do anything. If your phone is a wifi network hotspot, then the wifi on the phone isn't going to connect to a wifi network. It just doesn't work that way. It's a hotspot, or it's a networked client. Not both.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  13. rezwits macrumors 6502a

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    FaceTime App

    Just use the FaceTime App on the MacBook while tethered to your iPhone...

    Laters...
     
  14. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? It's legal. And it adds the feature you are requesting and many more.
     
  15. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    But it mean we can facetime on iPad 2 using iPhone 3G connection. hurray!
     
  16. Roadking macrumors 6502

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    You can use a Mifi hotspot and use face time.
    That way you have have facetime nearly anywhere there is cellular/data service.
     
  17. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Why pay $50+ per month to verizon for a MyFi when you can use 3G unrestrictor or MyWi to achieve the same functionality?
     
  18. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Yea that won't work. So why don't you wanna jailbreak?
     
  19. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Hey guys, there a lot of us who don't want to jailbreak for various reasons, he said he didn't want to do it, why does it matter why?
     
  20. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Just wondering why he doesn't want to. He's trying to find a workaround so that he can FaceTime while out. With jailbreaking you can easily do that. No one is forcing him to jailbreak.
     
  21. Gryzor macrumors 6502

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    Let's face it (pun intended), you only jailbreak because of one thing, and one thing only - free apps. Anybody who says they do so for other reasons is just lying.
     
  22. bwrairen macrumors 6502

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    Wrong buddy. I don't have a single pirated app on my phone. I jailbreak for the apps that I can't get through the app store (like MyWi and 3GUnrestrictor), plus tons of other utilities that Apple is slow to implement into new operating systems. The phone would be great without jailbreaking it, but it is a MUCH better device once you do.
     
  23. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Wow. Can you say painfully ignorant? Lockinfo, SBSettings, bitesms. The list goes on and on before you even mention pirated apps.
     
  24. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Ill also add that I am one of the ones who never has pirated an app. There are so many other reasons to jailbreak.

    It's so easy, simple, and non-intrusive now that there is no reason whatsoever to not do it. I just got done jbing my whole entire families phones. My mom is now using MyWi ondemand to provide internet to her iPad. It's a beautiful thing. She paid in full for the apps, just like me.

    You can pirate software on your computer right now, does that mean you do it? Just because the option exists doesn't mean you have to do it.
     
  25. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. And a**holes like you are the reason jailbreaking gets a bad reputation.

    BiteSMS, facebreak, vwallpaper, sbsettings, remove background, mywi..
     

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