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Old 24-12-2011, 12:26   #31
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Is that "personal hotspot" on my iPhone or iPad ?
Hmmm... I have an unlocked (officially from Apple store) 4S and don't see the personal hotspot app....

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Other devices (Android, Meego) can use a Joiko Hotspot app, similar to the Apple Personal Hotspot. These are great apps! By far the easiest way to tether.

On board, however, we have a built-in Globesurfer III access point -- put in a TMobile sim with unlimited data plan. And all devices on board can connect over Wifi. It's better than tethering with your phone, because the reception is vastly better than a phone (it's a fixed device with a bigger antenna and no power restrictions). I bought an external antenna to put up the mast but have yet to install it -- the built in antenna works astonishingly well -- good reception miles out to sea when mobile phones on board have long lost their signals.

In the UK, unlimited data is ridiculously cheap -- IIRC six months for 25 pounds, and with quite reasonable fair use policy -- 500 megabytes per month I think, which has always been plenty for us.

That's 25 pounds for six months, not 25 pounds per month
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Here in Panama I buy 1 GByte data for 30 days for $15.- prepaid, no contract! Can also buy 1 day for $1.- and several steps in between. When you reach the 1GByte limit, it just keeps working but becomes slower.

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Here in Panama I buy 1 GByte data for 30 days for $15.- prepaid, no contract! Can also buy 1 day for $1.- and several steps in between. When you reach the 1GByte limit, it just keeps working but becomes slower.

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The whole world seems to have cheaper mobile data than the U.S. And with fewer strings attached!
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The whole world seems to have cheaper mobile data than the U.S. And with fewer strings attached!
Yes.. The no contract part is of course a requirement for me, besides the regular tin foil hat precautions

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Hmmm... I have an unlocked (officially from Apple store) 4S and don't see the personal hotspot app....

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Settings / General / Network / Set Up Personal Hotspot


At least for my account, I'd need to pay $20/month extra to allow it. I guess there are other services possible. Then again, I think my data plan is $25/month and that's where the $45/month came from with the tethering option. It's really the same thing that I have access to.
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Settings / General / Network / Set Up Personal Hotspot

At least for my account, I'd need to pay $20/month extra to allow it. I guess there are other services possible. Then again, I think my data plan is $25/month and that's where the $45/month came from with the tethering option. It's really the same thing that I have access to.
Hmm I don't have it. I have no contract, I paid $850.- to Apple for an unlocked phone so I can put any SIM card in. It's not a problem because I don't need it, but it might help others prevent an expensive wrong assumption

Wifi data is so cheap here that I just buy SIMs for $1 each and pop them in any device that will take them... Buy some airtime prepaid when needed, done.

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Hmm I don't have it.
What version iOS? Settings / General / About / Version
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Version 5.01 (9A405)

The phone model is MD260LL. It's the maxed-out 4S.

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Strange. I thought all v5's had tethering built in.
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To have a hotspot with an iphone 4 - 4s, don't you need to be on a 4g network?
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Strange. I thought all v5's had tethering built in.
Nope, my 5.01does not have it either.

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1. You don't need a 4G network to have tethered connectivity with another computer.

2. For these v 5's without the Settings / General / Network / Set Up Personal Hotspot, are they iPhone's from AT&T?
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1. You don't need a 4G network to have tethered connectivity with another computer.

2. For these v 5's without the Settings / General / Network / Set Up Personal Hotspot, are they iPhone's from AT&T?
This is mine, unlocked so no contract: http://store.apple.com/us/configure/...=UNLOCKED%2FUS

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