1. Tekoo's Avatar
    Got the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 Wifi. Got Wifi only because I have Personal Hotspot active on my iPhone 4 with a sufficient 1.5GB monthly bandwidth from my carrier.

    Now, I downloaded this free Utility app called called DropCopy which allows you to wirelessly transfer (via local WiFi) Files between/among iOS and OSX devices.

    So I flipped Hotspot on and was able to wirelessly transfer a photo taken with my iPhone 4 (the same one providing the WiFi signal) to my iPad 2!! (Glad I didn't buy the camera kit).

    **Now to my question. Does using my iPhone 4 Hotspot for local WiFi file transfers bite in my monthly bandwidth allocation?**

    Hope you guys get I mean. I always thought that local WiFi usage such as AirPlay, Home Sharing etc only used my home WiFi signal as a link and not my actual Internet connection and cap provided by my ISP. Am I right?

    Thanks for the help provided.
    03-31-2011 03:20 AM
  2. generik777's Avatar
    No, it shouldn't. Only data downloaded from the cellular network counts towards your limit.
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    03-31-2011 03:43 AM
  3. Tekoo's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply and you are most likely right.

    I tried sending a 40sec video via the same method (it compressed the vid) and it transferred 8.5MB in a blink and my carrier never had and never will be that fast!! Yay, wireless photo transfers for free!!
    03-31-2011 04:25 AM
  4. generik777's Avatar
    Just a side note, If you are looking for an easier way to transfer simple files between the two devices without all the tethering, Dropbox is great for that.
    03-31-2011 01:52 PM
  5. Tekoo's Avatar
    Thanks I know. I use it for docs and other media. However it will use my bandwidth.
    03-31-2011 02:21 PM
  6. generik777's Avatar
    Thanks I know. I use it for docs and other media. However it will use my bandwidth.
    True, Wasn't thinking.
    03-31-2011 02:23 PM