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When I bought my iPhone 5, I paid in full for it as I did not want to lose my unlimited data. I also pay $30.00 a month so I can tether from my iPhone. I have always been under the assumption that I have unlimited tethering, since I share with my data plan, which is unlimited.

Yesterday I was at the Verizon store with a family member and he told me my tethering is not unlimited, it's only 2gb. I don't see how that can be but he was adamant.

Does anyone know anything about this?
 

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If you have unlimited data your tethering should be unlimited as well(mine is). If you want to save yourself $30/month and your iPhone is on a jailbreakable firmware you could install TetherMe and tether for free
 
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If you have unlimited data your tethering should be unlimited as well(mine is). If you want to save yourself $30/month and your iPhone is on a jailbreakable firmware you could install TetherMe and tether for free

That's what I always though too- but the guy who works at the Verizon store insisted that I was wrong- that it doesn't matter if you have unlimited data you cannot have unlimited tethering!

Ps I do not have a jailbreak
 

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It should be thrown in with your plan as well from VZW. Might want to call a rep rather than approach one face-to-face. But AFAIK, it's only tied in with 4GB or above individual plans. Not sure about Shared Everything plans.
 

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The sales rep is right. I remember looking into this two years ago when I first got my iPhone and under an unlimited plan for the phone. Tethering was extra and it was not unlimited. I don't recall the price, but it allowed for 2GB. you could pay for more if you wanted it.
 
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Update- I called Verizon and spoke with a rep who confirmed I do have the unlimited mobile hot spot....
 

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I'm on unlimited data with verizon. I just got my iPhone 5 a couple of months ago. I switched from a droid RAZR MAXX and I swill wanted to be able to tether will my unlimited data. Unfortunately after speaking to many verizon reps you don't get unlimited tethering. So I just jail broke my phone and saved myself $30 a month.


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I'm on unlimited data with verizon. I just got my iPhone 5 a couple of months ago. I switched from a droid RAZR MAXX and I swill wanted to be able to tether will my unlimited data. Unfortunately after speaking to many verizon reps you don't get unlimited tethering. So I just jail broke my phone and saved myself $30 a month.


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That's the best way to do it.
Tether me has been wonderful for me.
 
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I'm on unlimited data with verizon. I just got my iPhone 5 a couple of months ago. I switched from a droid RAZR MAXX and I swill wanted to be able to tether will my unlimited data. Unfortunately after speaking to many verizon reps you don't get unlimited tethering. So I just jail broke my phone and saved myself $30 a month.

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Wondering if maybe I'm grandfathered in, since I've had this feature in my plan for over a year already...
 

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Simple resolve to this...what has your bill shown? If you haven't even gone over the 2Gb allowance to see if you will be charged...why worry about it? :)
 

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Im with three in the UK and no matter which tethering app i use, I get a tethering block. Even though I pay £45 a month for unlimited data... They expect me to pay an addition £5 a month to enable tethering which is capped at 1GB per month. Ridiculous is too weak a word for that but I have no other! You guys who can tether are lucky
 
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