iPhone Noob - Android Convert - Mobile Hot Spot Options?

d1c1ple

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Hi All,

Just converted over after using a few Android handsets for a few years. Want to try the apple ecosystem out for the next few years :)

Mobile Hot Spot on my HTC thunderbolt - had options for # of devices allowed as well as MAC filtering (allow/disallow list)

I don't see anything similar on the iPhone 5/iOS6 on VZW? Do these options really not exist???

Thanks for any responses in advance :)
 

scorpiodsu

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Yes they exist but not for unlimited data anymore. You'd have to switch to a tiered plan to get hotspot tethering. Or you can wait until jailbreak is released and get an app that has a 1 time cost but will be free after that.
 

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I'm still in grandfathered Unlimited plan - I bought my phone retail; not subsidized - don't see any advanced options for controlling access to the MHS; just uses the device name and allows for setting the password - no filtering by mac, etc. unless i'm looking in the wrong spot
 

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I already pay for the MHS option $30 a month for Unlimited - as part of my existing plan - just looking for advanced options - which may not exist...
 

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If i'm not wrong, there is a wireless tethering option if you jailbreak you phone. I'd recommend checking out the Jailbreak Forum on this site.
 

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A buddy of mine used his iPhone with a carrier paid mobile hotspot feature. He didn't like it either. He was unable to do what he wanted. He ended up jailbreaking and getting PDAnet and is much happier. Both my iPhone 4's are jailbroken and running pdanet and I think it is great.

I'm afraid you will probably just have to wait for a jailbreak to get an app that will make you happy.
 

d1c1ple

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aside from the lack of options - it's quite horrible - barely shows up in the wifi pick list on my MBP - frustrating experience so far
 

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