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AT&T Allows Wireless Mobile Hotspot for iOS 4.3 Users


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One of the distinguishing features of the Verizon iPhone was the new ability for iPhones to act as a mobile wireless hotspot for other devices. This allowed customers to use their iPhone's data connection to share internet with up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as your laptop or iPad.

While AT&T hasn't publicly committed yet to providing the same wireless hotspot functionality to iOS users, we've known that iOS 4.3 (currently in beta) adds this functionality to the OS. It's simply up to each individual carrier to decide to support it. AT&T did announce support for such a mobile hotspot for other smartphones starting on February 13th, opening the door for iOS support soon behind.

One report today claimed that AT&T was just starting to offer this specifically, but many iOS 4.3 beta users have reported that the mobile wireless hotspot simply works with their existing AT&T tethering plans. The fees for AT&T's mobile hotspot service are identical to the tethering plans ($20/month, 2GB additional data).

iOS 4.3 hasn't yet been released to the public. It was originally expected to be released already, but now most signs point to late February. It seems mobile hotspot access will be available for those interested on AT&T.

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48 months ago

I am canadian, I am familiar with the rates as I live in Canada. I know the Canadian telecom industry is awful, rates are terrible in comparison to the world. South of the border does not translate to the world. Get a grip, look outside the box. Have you seen their 3g modems with products like TurboHub / RocketHub, 60$ for 10gb of usage for a cable alternative. Robbery....


At what point did I compare our rates to the worlds?
Let me know when you come up with a proper answer. :rolleyes:

You know you have it bad when people that buy their milk in bags are gloating about how much better they have it.


Is this where I'm supposed to let you in on the secret about how us Canadians manage to connect to the internet via plugging our cat6 into the ice? :rolleyes:

Try visiting a place before making a statement about it.
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