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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 01:32 AM   #11
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Ok,so I am typing this from my iPad 2 in my living room using my personal hotspot iPhone 4 with the phones 6 g data plan I got last summer for $30. The iPad 2 is why got the 6 g plan for my iPhone 4.
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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 02:52 AM   #12
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I have an iPhone 3G - waiting for the iPhone 5

I have the 6Gb plan with Rogers and I use tethering for no additional charge.

Just have to ring them and have them set it up.
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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 08:06 AM   #13
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They are talking out of their asses. Tethering and Personal Hotspot are free. Sharing a data plan- 2 sims - costs money. In any case, you can't do personal hotspot on the 3GS, so you're SOL.
No, he's not SOL. You can do Bluetooth with the hotspot on 3Gs. I've done it with my iPad and wrote about it here before. It's limited to 1.4mbs but it is fine.
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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 08:44 AM   #14
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No, he's not SOL. You can do Bluetooth with the hotspot on 3Gs. I've done it with my iPad and wrote about it here before. It's limited to 1.4mbs but it is fine.
Right; forgot it was a feature enabled in 4.3. Used to require a jailbreak on the iPad side of things.
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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 05:09 PM   #15
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I've been doing it for months now with MyWi. I'm not upgrading to 4.3 just yet but I have tried my wife's 4.3 iPhone and it does work. We have a 1GB shared plan with Rogers.
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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #16
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Let's make sure we all know the difference between Data Sharing and Personal Hotspot (formally known as Data Tethering).

Data Sharing is where you can share your data plan with other 3G capable devices. So, if you have an iPhone with 3G and an iPad 3G, they can both access your one 3G plan for an additional fee (which varies by carrier). The access to this data plan is independent on both devices; they can even be in different cities, say, your iPhone in Toronto and your daughter's iPad in London, Ontario, studying at university or something.

Personal Hotspot is where your iPhone can act as a wireless router, broadcasting your 3G data connectivity as a near-field WiFi zone. This would enable your WiFi-only iPad, any typical laptop, etc. to log onto the iPhone's WiFi network and access the internet through your iPhone's 3G plan. This ONLY works when the iPad or laptop is at a close proximity to your iPhone. I believe that both Rogers and Bell allows this capability for free to any customers with a data plan of 1GB/month or higher.

I have an iPhone 4, a MBP and an iPad 1 WiFi. Both my iPad and MBP can get on the internet for me any time through the iPhone for free. In fact, now that Personal Hotspot is allowed, I no longer have need to Jailbreak my iPhone in order to use MyWi (which enabled personal hotspot capability on iPhones previous to this) -- and creating a Personal Hotspot was the ONLY reason I jailbroke my iPhone. The officially supported Personal Hotspot is a Godsend!
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Old Mar 26th, 2011, 05:40 PM   #17
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Yes. I can use my iPhone 4 as a wireless router and allow my iPad to access my 6G data plan on the phone.

I do not have to get a separate plan for the iPad 2. With the personal hotspot, the iPad 2can piggy back onto the iPhone 4 data plan.
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Any Rogers data plan of 1GB of greater supports personal hotspot for no additional charge. It works great. In fact, Apple seems to have thrown in a bit of magic and enabled the iPhone's GPS to transmit back to the iPad when they are tethered. Works like a charm!
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I just called Rogers today. Tethering / hotspur did not appear in my settings despite my having the 6gig plan. They had me restore to factory settings and there it was.
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Let's make sure we all know the difference between Data Sharing and Personal Hotspot (formally known as Data Tethering).


Personal Hotspot is where your iPhone can act as a wireless router, broadcasting your 3G data connectivity as a near-field WiFi zone. This would enable your WiFi-only iPad, any typical laptop, etc. to log onto the iPhone's WiFi network and access the internet through your iPhone's 3G plan. This ONLY works when the iPad or laptop is at a close proximity to your iPhone.
Here's your answer. Basically, your phone acts as the router. But I still don't use this as replacement router as 3G signal is sometimes weak in my area.

My friends love the Personal Hotspot more than me, they get free wi-fi. lol
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