TetherMe: Enable Personal Hotspot For Only $0.99



New to iOS 4.3 is the Personal Hotspot feature, which turns your iPhone 4 into a 5-device mobile hotspot. You can use it with WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB. The catch? Carriers will charge an extra monthly fee on-top of your already expensive phone bill. Well, there’s a nice little jailbreak tweak called TetherMe which will instantly enable this feature. It’s been out for a while and had originally enabled iOS 3.0’s native tethering feature, but it also works for Personal Hotspot. The best part? It’s only $0.99. Continue reading on to see if it’s for you.

Disclaimer: Although the chances are slim-to-none, your carrier may find out what you’re doing and will slap a huge penalty on you. Although this has yet to happen with anyone, please be aware that this is always a small possibility. The legality of this tweak is also questionable, as you’re gaining access to something that carriers want you to pay for. The Cydia Store is very strict on what’s allowed into the store, and this one made it in, but use this tweak at your own risk!

Of course, you’ll need to have a jailbroken iPhone 4 in order to take advantage of this awesome little tweak. If you’re like me, you’ve always been jailbroken. If you’re already jailbroken, then fire up Cydia and search for “TetherMe”. You’ll need to use the Cydia Store to pay for the product. After you pay for it, you can install it. You’ll be asked to respring, but you may have to do a reboot if your cell signal disappears (don’t freak out if it does).

Once you’ve done that, you can go to Settings>General>Network>Personal Hotspot. After you go to that menu once, you’ll see Personal Hotspot on the main screen for Settings right below WiFi settings and right above Notification settings.

You can then activate the Personal Hotspot via Bluetooth, WiFi, and/or USB. Everything is seamless and it works great. Just keep in mind the disclaimer above.

Happy hotspotting!

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  • Tethermeuser

    i can only see them catching you they see a huge spike in your usage, but if you are smart about it then you should be fine

  • forceusr

    As of Saturday, March 5, the price is $1.99, not $0.99.

  • pcow


    Apples different version iPhone 5 are coming soon. It’s features also so good. I think it will be able to give all facilities for new generation.


    Are you wish to buy it? So get ready.

  • cgn

    but You need to have an ios 4.3 for this to work, right? Installing it with ip4@ios4.1 doesn’t change anything…

  • Nutz320

    I don’t know much about law, but I hope the carriers get into trouble for making us pay for that feature. I paid for 2GB per month, I’ll use that data wherever the fuck I want. Isn’t that data OURS after we pay for it?

  • hhumbert

    Seems like a better alternative than MyWi. I currently am a customer of MyWi, so I probably won’t be using this, but even $1.99 is better than $20 for new MyWi customers.

    Does MyWi do anything more than this? Is there an advantage to paying $20 instead of $1.99?

  • JoseGutierrez1

    No WiFi tethering just yet but great deal if it works.

  • dseigler2
  • Shane

    You mean like the same ways people pay for texting plans on top of a data plan? That has irked me forever!

  • Josh Lewis

    You sure about that?

    From the article…”You can then activate TetherMe via Bluetooth, WiFi, and/or USB”

  • fred

    thats the only good thing about canadian carriers, if you have a plan over 1 gig, you get tethering and personal hotspot for free. and since i was able to snag a 6 gig plan for the same price of the 1 gig plan, its definitely a win.

  • Anon9100

    I was grandfathered into an unlimited plan on my iPhone 4 and have been using TetherMe for months now; today I received a text from AT&T saying, “Did you know tethering your Smartphone to a computer requires a tethering plan? Pls call for details or visit att.com/dataplans.” I’m not sure whether they’re now looking for people doing this or because I was torrenting like mad, but does anyone know if there is a way to hide my traffic from AT&T or if it’s fine to continue anyway?

  • Nutz320

    Exactly that.

  • Maximiliano Villa

    It’s only for iPhone 4, if you’re using a 3GS you won’t get WiFi tethering…

  • Red Dirt

    works great on my Verizon iPhone 4, price is $4.99 as of June 13, still a bargain IMHO.

  • Fuller Man

    MyWi keeps crashing my iPhone 4S, so I searched for an alternate solution. While searching I stumbled upon TeatherMe for $15 cheeper then MyWi. So far I’ve noticed my connections speed is faster with TeatherMe then it was with MyWi, and I haven’t experienced any crashes since I made the switch. The only regrets I have about making the switch is that I didn’t find TeatherMe sooner, saving me $15.