10-26-2012 10:27:58 PM
I just upgraded my iphone 4s to the 5gb data plan with personal hotspot. When I go to click the 'Set up personal hotspot' option it tells me to either call ATT or go to the website. I have been searcing the website for hours & have found nothing that tells me how to set up my personal hotspot. and I guess I am confused on how exactly a personal hotspot affects my data plan. If i connect my laptop to my personal hotspot will that use my 5gb of data? Or are devices connected to my personal hotspot able to use unlimited data? I have a Roku player that connects to my tv and uses WiFi to stream netflix, if I connect this player to my personal hotspot will I be able to stream netflix or will that use up all my data?
10-27-2012 08:30:28 AM
10-27-2012 12:55:28 PM
If your phone is truly set up for the hotspot, all you have to do is select the personal hotspot in settings and it will provide the instructions on the next screen for tethering, as well as the password to use to connect the devices. If you don't have the tethering data plan, selecting the hotspot in settings will give you a message that you need to call AT&T (to add the proper plan). If you added the correct plan, but still see the "call AT&T" message, it seems that the phone isn't recognizing that you have the proper plan. I'd try rebooting the phone to see if that fixes it. If not, you'll have to call AT&T to see what the issue is with the plan.