1. iMore Question's Avatar
    So, I just received a SIM free iPhone via Fed Ex from Apple.

    Opened it, used it for a day, and generally happy with it. I'm coming from both Android and Windows phones though, and some of the limitations and constrictions that Apple puts in place are irritating, but nothing I can't live with.

    Until I came across this: under Cellular > Personal Hotspot > I get a popup note to contact AT&T to enable hotspot sharing on my account.

    Again, this is on a SIM free, fully unlocked new iPhone 6S device, that I inserted an AT&T SIM card into. I can't edit the cellular data or APN settings or adjust other cellular settings.

    But mainly, I can't get personal hotspot to work, even though I have a generous data plan, just like I could on unlocked carrier free Androids.

    Help!
    10-27-2015 04:10 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I can only *assume* it's due to an agreement between Apple and AT&T, and I'm unaware of a workaround.
    10-27-2015 07:49 PM
  3. Gtech21's Avatar
    My phone is sim free and I have AT&T. My personal hotspot works but I did have to ensure AT&T allowed it/it was enabled on my bill first then it worked.

    It should work for you though. Having a sim free phone whilst matter.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-27-2015 08:40 PM

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