Verizon iPhone includes Mobile Hotspot!

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  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Boom! Let's see if AT&T steps up and matches this. They better or I know at least one person jumping ship.
     
  2. fender57 macrumors 6502

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    Not familiar with Verizon, what is "Mobile Hotspot"?
     
  3. budfoot macrumors regular

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    MyWi...
     
  4. Paden, Jan 11, 2011
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    It's an app similar to their MiFi device that allows up to 5 different people to use your internet connection.
     
  5. budfoot macrumors regular

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    Shame you won't be able to make/receive calls while using the Mobile Hotspot.
     
  6. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You can turn the phone into a wireless "wifi" router, so any other device you have that uses wifi can connect to the phone and share it's 3G connection, such as your laptop or iPad.
     
  7. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh **** good point.
     
  8. Ethere macrumors member

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    This is exactly what I want to hear. People leaving AT&T and jumping over to Verizon for their iPhone. This can only be good news for those of us who are going to stay with AT&T.

    Since it's CDMA, are you going to be able to browse the internet at the same time you're on the phone?
     
  9. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    At the very least, this will raise the proverbial bar for AT&T
     
  10. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    yes, AT&T better match or I'll consider switching also... Was planning to stay to AT&T, but now I have a decision to make
     
  11. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    Unless this is free, it's no better than Sprint's hotspot service for phones like the EVO, or AT&T's current tethering service. Free would be incredible.
     
  12. Mosco macrumors regular

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    I thought I read that you can indeed receive calls, it just stops the internet from working?

    Also, would this be part of the firmware or an app? Tethering right now is only USB/bluetooth.
     
  13. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    This was what I was hoping for. I am perfectly happy with AT&T but if they won't match Verizon on the tethering I am gone. The $20 to use the data you already have is BS.
     
  14. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    too bad one wont be able to surf the web or check your mail or texts during a phone call...

    AT&T ftw
     
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    It could be either.
     
  17. Mosco macrumors regular

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    I would guess that isn't a big concern for most people, considering Verizon is the largest phone provider out there.
     
  18. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    No voice and data at the same time on the Verizon iPhone
     
  19. Mosco macrumors regular

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    I sounds like its going to be free since they say "included"
     
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    I can only hope people leave AT&T in droves and they start allowing at least tethering on AT&T.
     
  23. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    So they give you a free myfi and then you pay the monthly service.....nah I have handylight
     
  24. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a source for that? Thanks in advance.
     
  25. Mr Mot macrumors member

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    Why are people so fussed about this?

    You either have the phone pressed up against your face or take your call on loudspeaker with the flashing banner at the top of the screen, neither are great ways to browse the internet on a small device whilst consentrating on a conversation.

    Why don't you pay the people your on the phone to some more attention.
    Then you can get off the phone quicker and carry on browsing.

    Failing that, take your calls with a wifi connection too, that way you can chat on the phone and browse whatever it is that's oh-so important.
     

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