1. Manzanas's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 4S, jailbroken with Absinthe 2.0.1, on AT&T, with a limited data plan.

    I'm trying to tether to my iPad 2, wifi only, not jailbroken. Due to the nature of my job, my phone is always on wifi, so really I only end up using about half of my data, so going over is probably not an issue. Also, I only plan to tether on the rare occasion, and probably for 20-30 min max.

    The "personal hotspot" option doesn't show up on my iphone settings anywhere, so I don't know if I can use tetherme, since I'm told that it uses the native personal hotspot option to enable tethering.

    MyWi is pretty pricy, and not sure if I need all those bells and whistles it comes with.

    So which one do you recommend based on my needs?
    06-06-2012 12:17 AM
  2. 3cit's Avatar
    Tetherme will turn the hotspot option on on your phone. I've heard good things about it, had it installed, but never used it. Mywi is too expensive and doesn't get nearly enough support for the price. Go with pdanet. Free and I can personally vouch for it
    06-06-2012 12:35 AM
  3. Manzanas's Avatar
    Will pdanet hide tethering from your carrier? I've heard that tetherme makes it look like the data being used is being used by your phone, therefore keeping att from sending the nasty tethering letters.
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    06-06-2012 12:44 AM
  4. sherlock's Avatar
    Will pdanet hide tethering from your carrier? I've heard that tetherme makes it look like the data being used is being used by your phone, therefore keeping att from sending the nasty tethering letters.
    This is the whole reason I have never tried. Although data is data, I don't want to be hassled by AT&T.
    06-06-2012 01:10 AM
  5. Manzanas's Avatar
    Supposedly you get harassed on Mywi, and only if you use up large amounts of data. Hopefully other people can chime in with suggestions.
    06-06-2012 11:22 AM
  6. 3cit's Avatar
    i always hear the argument that the carrier only ever says anything if your data consumption jumps...
    so for your particular example, i think you should be fine with whatever you choose, but like i said, go free!!!
    also they warn you once or maybe twice
    06-06-2012 03:08 PM
  7. Manzanas's Avatar
    Yeah I think you're right. Any more opinions?
    06-06-2012 03:44 PM
  8. Manzanas's Avatar
    A little side question, when you are tethering, do you use up your data at a faster rate than if you were using it on your iPhone?
    06-06-2012 03:48 PM
  9. Tony2255's Avatar
    i always hear the argument that the carrier only ever says anything if your data consumption jumps...
    so for your particular example, i think you should be fine with whatever you choose, but like i said, go free!!!
    also they warn you once or maybe twice
    Which free one do you use? Pdanet?


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    06-07-2012 09:57 PM
  10. Pirate's Avatar
    Jailbreak and use PDAnet. Haven't had an issue.
    06-08-2012 08:41 AM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    i've been using MyWi for 3 years now and have yet to receive any type of warning because of it

    i'm not saying it would not, and has not, happen to anyone else. just not me, yet..
    06-08-2012 09:39 AM
  12. Manzanas's Avatar
    I'm about to pull the trigger on one app. Just need to know if the data will be used up at the same rate as my iphone does now. Someone had told me that the ipad (which is where I'm tethering to) will use up the data faster for some reason.
    06-08-2012 12:53 PM
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