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    can i use my iphone 4 as a hotspot for my macbook pro
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    Question can i use my iphone 4 as a hotspot for my macbook pro
    ive been trying to google this for the past two weeks and i dont know if im not wording my question properly but i cant find anything on it so yeah
    anywho, is that possible or do i have to buy a wirless card thingy

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    Yes you can (depending on the carrier). My carrier is Verizon and the feature is called 3G Mobile Hotspot & Mobile Broadband Connect. Up to 5 devices can connect via wireless. I have no idea who your carrier could be since your location is "earth."

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    lol, my carrier is at&t.
    ive been trying and i dont think its possible.
    maybe i should just go to the apple store and see if they could help.
    i was trying to avoid that

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    You can also do this with AT&T. Google "att iphone tethering" and you should find all sorts of info...

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1585...tspot_att.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jezebel View Post
    lol, my carrier is at&t.
    ive been trying and i dont think its possible.
    maybe i should just go to the apple store and see if they could help.
    i was trying to avoid that
    Settings, General, Network you'll see an option for Personal Hotspot. There is monthly charge tethering you have to sign up for.
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    Yes!! Thanks a bunch, by any chance would you know the monthly charge?
    I wonder if it's as much as just getting a wireless card. Wouldn't using the Internet off my phone cause it to go slow?

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    4GB for $45..

    Wi-Fi Data & Tethering Data Plan - Wireless from AT&T

    If you use the Internet off the phone, what will go slow?
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    The Internet speed on my Mac, like would it run fast or be sluggish?
    Or basically the same speed that it goes when I use safari on my iphone

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    It will probably be a bit slower than Safari on your phone, since your Mac will load the non-mobile version of websites, which have more content (Flash ads and whatnot).

    In my experience though, as long as you have decent reception, it's fast enough.
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    Hmm if it's 45 a month I'm better off just getting a wireless card.
    Same price and faster speed.
    Thank you, you guys are amazing!

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    It's not an addition $45 a month, it's $45 a month as opposed to the $25 you're paying now for 2GB sans tethering. So a card will cost you an additional $45 a month, whereas tethering will cost you only an additional $20 a month. (Unless you have the $15 a month data plan in which case it would still be an additional $30 a month instead of $45 a month.)
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    I have the unlimited data plan. I was grandfathered in, if that makes sense. What would be the pricing then?

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    So that means you are paying $30 a month for data. So if you activated tethering, it would be an additional $15 a month over what you're paying now and your unlimited plan would become a 4 GB plan (and another $10 for every GB you go over the limit).

    So tethering would cost you $15 a month over what you pay now. A wireless card would cost you $45 a month more than what you pay now.
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    Oh ok, gotcha.
    Now if I do tethering will that effect my data plan?

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    Yes. You will no longer have unlimited data. You would have 4 GB of data per month.
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