1. mp0890's Avatar
    I don't know if this is a bug, if this is limited to the verizon iphone, or what, but after upgrading to iOS 5 I have been using Personal Hotspot for free. It just shows up on my statement on vzw.com as me using data. FYI I do not have the $20/month Personal Hotspot feature.

    Last edited by mp0890; 06-14-2011 at 11:10 AM.
    06-13-2011 06:42 PM
  2. dmt316's Avatar
    that is really sweeeeet
    06-14-2011 06:36 AM
  3. seinman#IM's Avatar
    Verizon has been giving personal hotspot for free to Palm's WebOS devices for a while now. Maybe the iPhone is the next to join the bandwagon!
    06-14-2011 08:17 AM
  4. rj5570's Avatar
    Not on an AT&T phone with iOS5 Tried to turn it on and it stated that I needed to call AT&T.

    FYI
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    06-14-2011 10:51 AM
  5. mp0890's Avatar
    Verizon has been giving personal hotspot for free to Palm's WebOS devices for a while now. Maybe the iPhone is the next to join the bandwagon!
    Interesting, I did not know that. One can only hope... When it comes down to it, it is just data so if we are paying for that, especially once it becomes tethered, why not have it like this?

    Not on an AT&T phone with iOS5 Tried to turn it on and it stated that I needed to call AT&T.

    FYI
    Interesting. That makes me think that it indeed is not a bug and intentional.
    06-14-2011 11:03 AM
  6. chadderbox's Avatar
    Mine is showing up on AT&T, but I had it on 4.3 as I was paying for it. I've since got rid of the option from AT&T, but it is still showing. Guess I need to check my account to make sure it's not being charged for it, and if not I've got free personal wi-fi!
    06-14-2011 11:03 AM
  7. mp0890's Avatar
    With the way things are going (meaning how it seems reasons to jailbreak are being eliminated) I am starting to feel that this is how iOS 5 will be.



    It's ok to hope, right
    06-15-2011 11:51 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    Verizon is currently offering free hotspots on several of their new phones. Maybe this is part of that promotion - or will be once iOS 5 is officially released.
    06-16-2011 09:06 AM
  9. mp0890's Avatar
    Verizon is currently offering free hotspots on several of their new phones. Maybe this is part of that promotion - or will be once iOS 5 is officially released.
    The sad thing about a promotion is they eventually come to an end and then you must pay to keep the service
    06-16-2011 02:28 PM
  10. timmyb457's Avatar
    Doesn't work on my Att iPhone on ios 5 either
    06-16-2011 08:17 PM
  11. macguy90's Avatar
    This must be an upcoming free feature for at least VZ iPhone users because I also have free Personal Hotspot. I'm staying with my brother for the weekend and he doesn't have WiFi. Thankfully, I can use this free hotspot feature on my Mac and iPad. THANK YOU IOS 5!
    06-24-2011 01:38 PM
  12. avwh's Avatar
    Hmm. I just got an iPhone about two weeks ago. Doesn't look like I can set up my Personal Hotspot without calling Verizon - which I presume means I gotta pay extra.

    So is this feature ONLY available with iOS 5?
    06-24-2011 02:30 PM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    Currently only available on iOS 5 on VZW only. VZW runs specials all the time and then takes the feature away (look at the new phones - free hotspots for a limited time).
    06-24-2011 09:14 PM
  14. Nithesh's Avatar
    Jus change the apn in the cellular data column to the apn which is providing u cellular connectivity in the last column Internet tethering bam it will work it worked for me.....:-))))
    10-15-2011 11:09 AM
  15. Cashflo21's Avatar
    I have Verizon and I just went to turn it on and a pop up told me I have to call Verizon to set it up!!
    10-15-2011 11:40 AM
  16. mookster's Avatar
    I have Verizon and I just went to turn it on and a pop up told me I have to call Verizon to set it up!!

    Same thing for me, that stinks.
    10-15-2011 12:37 PM
  17. lenmac08#IM's Avatar
    I'm with Verizon and it wants me to call Verizon or go to the web site to enable personal hotspot on my account. Had my hopes up for a second...
    10-15-2011 01:58 PM
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