tethering on verizon?

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I am thinking of switching over to verizon because I can get unlimited data there since I lost my unlimited on ATT and they wont give it back. Are people on verizon having the same issues as ATT users with tethering?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You mean by using a feature that your not paying for? No I don't think verizon is cracking down people yet
     
  3. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Verizon will be locking everyone down for tethering soon enough. Just give it a couple months...
     
  4. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yea was just curious .. i dont tether but it might help me decide whether or not to pick up a wifi only or 3g ipad2
     
  5. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    I assume verizon will start locking it down when they get rid of the unlimited data plans. That's likely to happen before the iphone 5 comes out. My predictions anyway.
     
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    I agree, they both seem to copy eachothers "good' habits:)
     
  7. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yea I am trying to decide if I should sell my iphone 4 and then switch to Verizon to get grandfathered into unlimited data
     
  8. erayser macrumors 65816

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    I have both Verizon (mifi) and AT&T 3G data plans, and AT&T's 3G is a lot faster than Verizon's 3G data when I compare speedtests in the same location. I thought of doing the switch for data reasons, but I know how slow Verizon's 3G can be... so I wasn't sure if I wanted to be grandfathered in Verizon's 3G data. Also, I am also speculating that when Verizon get's a 4G LTE iPhone, they will probably NOT offer an unlimited plan to upgrade to 4G LTE... if you want the LTE iPhone. I think that AT&T will probably do the same when they get their 4G iPhone. For now, since I don't know the future on data plans.. as they upgrade to 4G, I am basing my decision on what gives me the best phone coverage, and Verizon has a poor phone signal where I live... but Verizon has great 3G data coverage. Sometimes I do like to use my iPhone as a phone.;)
     
  9. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yea I dont really know what I am going to do but unlimited data is nice. Verizon is superior around here even though I do not have an issue with ATT besides not having unlimited data. You can't talk and surf the web correct on Verizon?
     
  10. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    At the very least you can keep your unlimited data and receive a 2GB tethering allowance with their plan. I'd be so happy if AT&T would have such an option.
     

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