Which t-mobile data plan + tethering question?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dsawler, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. dsawler macrumors newbie

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    I'm moving to an almost deserted island for 9 months with no internet service. T-Mobile cell phone reception is "best". I wanted to buy an original iphone and tether it to my macbook.

    1. Which t-mobile data plan should I add on?
    2. Is "unlimited" really unlimited? Upon tethering, I don't wanna end up getting a huge bill at the end of the month for excessive use. Will they end up capping my bandwith with the tethering?

    Any help is much appreciated!
     
  2. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    I have the basic t-zones internet. If you have t-mobile convinced that you brought your own phone, and it's just a razr or whatever, a "dumb"-phone, then this is the internet plan they'll give you, for $5.99. Then use the automatic setup here on your iphone. This will also enable mms and tethering (tethering only on 3gs), so you can send an mms photo of your low t-mobile bill to your at&t friends.
     
  3. dsawler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I'm somewhat confused. Are you saying tethering only works with a 3g? Or, will I be able to tether with an original iphone?

    I've been a t-mobile customer for about 8 years, it would be nice to get away with the 5.99 plan!
     
  4. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    I have a 2G and you can't do tethering on it. I think it's only available on the 3g and 3gs. Might even be only on the 3gs, I don't know.

    Yeah, my bill is $56/month, with roughly the same stuff as a $95 iphone plan, + mms.
     

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