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Sunday, August 13th, 2023 12:22 PM

Internet hotspots

I want one hotspot to use at a 2nd residence, a car and an RV, in other words to take with me. And a plan with more data than 15G/ mo, probably 50-100G. I have an older unlimited plan with 3 phones, a tablet and an unreliable hotspot. AT&T must have something comparable to the newer Verizon and T-Mobile plans which are much more reasonable for mobile WiFi. Not seeing this on website. Thank you.

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Community Support

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232.7K Messages

10 months ago

Hi there, NanMAA. Let's get you the information you seek about AT&T Hotspot service and devices.

 

We have the AT&T Data-only Plans which provides a variety of plans including our highest tiered data plans of 50 GB for $55 per month and 100 GB for $90 per month. You'll need to activate the plan at your nearest AT&T Store, and if it's a new Hotspot device you're looking for, then you can have a look at our available selection of AT&T Wi-Fi Internet Connected Devices.

 

Once you're set up, you can use your mobile devices to connect to your Hotspot, taking your Hotspot with you as you go. 

 

We hope this information helps. Let us know if you need any other assistance with AT&T products and services.

 

Lar, AT&T Community Specialist

Teacher

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20 Messages

10 months ago

But, still nothing like T-Mobile and Verizon are offering?  Unlimited data, with no overage?  Is anything in the works from AT&T?

Community Support

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232.7K Messages

10 months ago

Those are excellent questions, NanMAA. The availability of unlimited data and no overages are important when it comes to Data Plans.

 

At this time, Data Plans are good for 30 days upon payment of the applicable plan charge or until data allowance is depleted. When your monthly allowance is depleted, Data Add-Ons are available for purchase which include 5 GB for $10/month depending on your data plan. To buy a Data Add-On, visit us online or call 800.901.9878.

 

Currently, AT&T Customer Service and Community forums do not have advance knowledge or details of new Data-only services.

 

We hope these details are helpful. Reach back out to us anytime you need assistance.

 

Thank you for reaching out to AT&T Community Forums.

 

Lar, AT&T Community Specialist

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10 months ago

T-Mobile and Verizon are 5G FWA… ATT has 5G FWA for current rural, semi rural LEGACY DSL customers within selected areas of hardwired footprint. Not intended to travel but assigned to an address as concern is over saturation therefore currently ATT AIR is only offered to areas with under utilized towers AND no hardwired infrastructure in place for Uverse platform services which include ATT Internet (Uverse internet) and ATT Fiber (Uverse GigaPower).

Based upon certain reports FWA is projected to run out of capacity in 2027 thus ATT has decided not to pursue aggressively doing FWA but save the bandwidth for cellular services such as phones and data devices.

https://www.lightreading.com/broadband/fixed-wireless-access-(fwa)/fwa-to-remain-biggest-disruptor-through-2024/d/d-id/785484

https://www.lightreading.com/broadband/fixed-wireless-access-(fwa)/5g-fwa-networks-in-us-could-be-overloaded-by-2027---study/a/d-id/784443

According to a new study commissioned by the US wireless industry's main trade association, 5G networks may begin to run out of capacity within the next five years. And fixed wireless access (FWA) providers like T-Mobile and Verizon may be among the first to suffer the effects.…..

Meaning, network operators like T-Mobile and Verizon may not have any more network capacity to allocate to FWA – or anything else – in the next few years. That's clearly how AT&T executives view the situation: "The curve is moving away from the scalability of wireless," said AT&T CEO John Stankey in explaining his company's decision to largely avoid a major FWA play.

T-Mobile, for its part, predicts it will gain up to 8 million FWA customers by 2025. By that time, Verizon hopes to count up to 5 million FWA customers. The companies haven't offered FWA projections beyond 2025. And both are investingin fiber network buildouts.g

ACE - Professor

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5.7K Messages

10 months ago

@NanMAA 

This is what I have.  50G of hotspot data per device, no overage charges.  Hopefully I understand your question correctly. Search for

AT&T Unlimited Premium℠ plan

Teacher

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20 Messages

10 months ago

Me, too.

ACE - Professor

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10 months ago

@NanMAA 

Okay, but were you not suggesting 50GB of unlimited data per device would be satisfactory?  Or am I misunderstanding.  

And FWIW, getting hotspot data is Att’s perk solution instead of giving free HBO that used to be the case, or some other streaming service like other carriers do.  Hotspot data is wasted on me and I should rethink my carrier choice.  

Teacher

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20 Messages

10 months ago

I love my data and I don't like throttling. I'm spoiled with fiber optic from a different provider at my main residence with no cap and is less expensive than the present AT&T hotspot with overage after 15g. The 2nd home is a cabin with excellent AT&T air service, I'm sure there's no plan to roll out fiber in that area. I'd like get data at a reasonable price with one dedicated device and looking over my shoulder for how much data I've run through. And I don't fish.

ACE - Professor

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10 months ago

Getting closer. So you’re paying Att for two different products.  I can’t speak to the hotspot product, and have no idea if Att product managers bother with customer forums.  Att has been more visible selling Air products but not aware of how they choose which locations to offer service in.  For instance I can’t get it here and only DSL is available.  However Verizon will sell me LTE home internet as 5G not available for comparison. 

Lastly I suppose using your mobile device for the remote hotspot data isn’t good enough, yes?  Once I fully get the request, I’ll try to pass it on.  

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10 months ago

I suppose my verbage is incorrect regarding how the data is delivered. I just want the data available in adequate amounts, with quality, and not cost a fortune each month. I've already paid a fortune to AT&T over the years, now it's time to be rewarded for my patience while Im in my golden years, and wherever I am in the kingdom. No, I'm not a princess, I'm a data lover.

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