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Can I use my iphone as a MIFI connector?

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Instead of MiFi 4G LTE.  Can I use iPhone as a 4G AP?  Anyone doing that?
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Question by:Tiras25
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by:John Hurst
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In your iPhone, go to Settings, Personal Hotspot and turn it on. It is made for what you want to do.

I have a Nokia USB Internet stick so I am not using the iPhone like this, but my adult children use their iPhone as a hotspot.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:Tiras25
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How is the speed?  On the MiFi I can do 10Mbps up/down.  
Also, how many devices you can attached to one phone?
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by:Iphonehelper
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Of course you can
Check this site http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4517
Apple said that the maximum number depends on the device type, andi assume that you have an iphone 5 so my gues is over 6 or 7
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by:Tiras25
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Hmm then no reason getting another mifi device then?  Why do people still buying those?
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by:Iphonehelper
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They dont buy them becuase of the mifi but for other reasones and this features comes built-in so, why not
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by:Tiras25
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I mean if you have an iPhone or droid that you can use as hotspot. Why would you still need to buy a mifi 4g?
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by:Tiras25
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I have 4s and I don't see personal hotspot option under settings.
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I happened to have my 4G Nokia USB stick before I got my iPhone. Also, I have a plan with the Nokia to permit VPN which I need. Then, in addition, I may have the USB Stick running and wish to carry my phone somewhere else.

There may come a time when I will use just the iPhone, but right now, I have both.

Why would you still need to buy a mifi 4g?  It is nice to have both, not a need have both.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:John Hurst
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@Tiras25 - Thank you and I was pleased to help you with this. ... Thinkpads_User
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by:Tiras25
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No thank you!
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