When people first got their hands on the iOS 4.3 beta, and indeed the Verizon iPhone one of the main feature additions was the new Wireless Mobile Hotspot. Enabling users to share iPhone’s 3G signal over WiFi just like a MiFi was a feature that Android fans had been enjoying for a long time, and it was a welcome addition to iOS. Now thanks to AT&T, even non-Verizon users can join in the fun.
Users running the latest version of iOS 4.3, beta 3, have noticed that AT&T has flicked the great switch in the sky – Wireless Mobile Hotspot now works on AT&T assuming you pay the usual data tethering fee ($20/month, 2GB additional data).
With iOS 4.3 still not available for the general population it’s possible AT&T is using beta testers as a trial-run to see what new strain they can add to the system. iPhone users already use more data and AT&T’s system isn’t currently known for its robustness.