This whole time I thought Personal Hotspot was going to be free

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  1. SydneyJunkie macrumors regular

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  2. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    it's free in Canada if you have 1GB of data ;) (on Rogers)
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Sadly, I agree with you. It was foolish to think that either Verizon or at&t wouldn't charge for this feature.
     
  4. milani macrumors 68000

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    Did Rogers publish that information anywhere? I have 6GB so I'm fine, but I'm just wondering...
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I'm on Optus, I don't get charged for using the Personal Hotspot feature. Which carrier are you with?
     
  6. MSUSpartan macrumors 6502

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    Well Apple could've easily make it a device level service like MyWi, they just decided to make carrier activation a requirement that's all.
     
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    i dont think so... i have 1GB of data and i had tether enabled already and hotspot works just fine.
     
  8. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Yup. They made it public a few weeks ago. You need a data plan of at least 1GB. It's completely free. I'm assuming you just contact them in order to set it up.
     
  9. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    You don't even need to contact them, it's automatically part of Rogers tethering plan which is available to anyone with 1+GB .

    Finally Rogers is throwing us a bone.
     
  10. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Let us wait patiently for the jailbreak ;)
     
  11. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    Free for me with unlimited data plan on AT&T. Got greenpois0n?? ;)
     
  12. imutter macrumors 6502

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    did you jailbreak you phone then ? because I have unlimited but I can not set up the wifi.
     
  13. Weiser878 macrumors regular

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    that's what greenpois0n is, a site to jailbreak

    That's what I do
     
  14. Vizin, Mar 13, 2011
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  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    My plan includes it for free. I get 2GB a month, use it as I see fit.
     
  16. bzz macrumors member

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    For me it is free on a carrier that is not having the iPhone:confused:
     
  17. Steve99 macrumors member

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    Its free on Telus with any data plan 1gig or more and on some of the 500mb packages.
     
  18. Vizin, Mar 13, 2011
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  19. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Not a work-around. Optus doesn't charge for tethering. I don't think any of them do here.
     
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  21. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    In the uk, tethering is free or at least it's part of the data portion of the 3 iPhone plan (£25 per month) with 1GB of data
     
  22. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    If you ever consider jailbreaking, try mywi or tetherme. Both work well and don't require monthly fees other than your cell data.

    Mywi worked well while I was at the grand hyatt in dc over the weekend. Didn't have to pay any stupid hotel wifi fees!
     
  23. Applejuiced, Mar 13, 2011
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    US carriers and free don't usually go together:)
     
  24. big samm macrumors 65816

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    Here in Canada on Rogers it's free and that's the way it should be!! U.S carriers are really going the wrong way with this... Basically they are charging you on how you are using your data... I mean 5gb is 5gb... No matter if it's via hotspot, bluetooth, usb or the phone itself... I'ts like ordering a pizza than charge you more to slice it in 4... REDICULOUS!!!
     
  25. Mac-Maine macrumors member

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    yeah its bs when you think about it

    i mean its YOUR data that your already paying for
     

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