Okay, I know this can be done with jailbreaking in many ways, but until something untethered comes along for 4.2.7 I'm trying to scope out my options here....since it does appear that the verizon firmware always gets patched last....anywho here's my question...
If I am on an unlimited data plan, what happens if I choose to add tethering to my plan? I get that it is an additional $20 per month for it, but will it kill my unlimited data and put me on a tiered plan? How exactly does it work in this situation?
Alternatively, anyone have any clue of when untethered 4.2.7 will come around? Unfortunately I had no idea what an shsh blob was until I was already on 4.2.7.
- 04-26-2011, 12:44 PM #2iMore Intermediate
- 209 Posts
I have two iPhones but have never used one as my main phone or with this service for more than days. I will probably keep with iPhone use now because of a particular app. My account rep said my bill will not change.
- 04-26-2011, 12:53 PM #3
They don't happen to offer a way of tethering by set usage and not time do they? I'd rather pre-purchase 2gb of tethering data whenever I use it. I really only tether to my iPad when I am out and about and need to get on it. I'd use maybe 100MB a month if that. If not they need to consider it. A lot less jailbreaking would be going on. The only reason I will be jailbreaking is to get PDANet.
- 04-26-2011, 01:28 PM #5iPhone Beginner
- 53 Posts
with vzw, phone data is still unlimited, while the tethered data is under 2GB cap... works well... since you can stream pandora and what not on the phone and not worry, and still have 2GB for tethering only... whereas with at&t, you're stuck having ALL your data phone + tethering, under the data cap...
- 04-26-2011, 02:12 PM #6
- 04-27-2011, 07:12 PM #7
One thing to note is that if you read the fine print to tethering, it states that all data use on your phone while tethering is part of the 2GB limit. So how I read that is, lets say your WiFi tethering an iPad to your iPhone to browse the web but your also streaming Slacker radio on your iPhone at the same time. In this situations all the data used from Slacker (iPhone) and web browsing (iPad) will count towards that 2GB limit.
Has anyone noticed this or can confirm?
Also, unfortunately Verizon has chosen to charge $20 per GB after the 2GB limit, so use it wisely!
Last edited by j7469; 04-28-2011 at 04:30 PM.
- 04-27-2011, 07:52 PM #8
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- 04-29-2011, 06:27 AM #12
I used VZ tethering before I jail broke (4.2.6) and turned it on and off when needed as I only need it a couple of days per month. It is a little bit of a pain to do as you have to do it from their website via the iPhone, but I can confirm it works well (turned on quickly).
- 04-29-2011, 01:18 PM #14
- 04-29-2011, 03:44 PM #15