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Sat, Mar 28, 2015 9:06 PM
I know this has probably been asked already but, if I have unlimited iPhone data plan if I use mobile hotspot will at&t change it?
ACE - Expert
5 years ago
4 years ago
Scroll down about halfway to "quick facts"
No, tethering and use of your device as a mobile hotspot are not allowed.
Then at the very bottom in the fine print:
Tethering and mobile hotspot use are prohibited.
other people have posted that the mobile hotspot feature did not work. before the mobile share packages AT&T would add a tethering package but I don't think those are available anymore
AT&T has never allowed tethering on unlimited data plans. The opportunity to use in excess if you share the unlimited with other users or computers.
I just saw the option of the unlimited plan, which is significantly cheaper than the 15 GB plan I'm on now, but without Hotspot support there's no way I'm switching. I would argue that the vast majority of folks wouldn't reach the 22 GB limit, where service is degraded, even with Hotspots supported. I know there are a small number of folks that would abuse the service but they should be easily identified and throttled to make it less than ideal to abuse.
So 15 GB, which I very rarely come close to with Hotspot support vs. 22GB unthrottled w/o Hotspot support is an easy choice, albeit more expensive. So much so, I'd investigate changing cell service because of a company's poor choice of service.
15 years with AT&T, and lots of options now.
ACE - Sage
ATT has never allowed tethering on unlimited data plans.
That is not going to change.
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Nope. You are allowed unlimited data use on the devices you are paying for only. Asking ATT to allow you to use a ton more data, by tethering to other devices, is not going to happen.
These are the terms. Just like requiring TV services is a term of the plan. If you don't like them, then don't use the plan.
And take it easy swinging the word "loyalty" around. I see it so often, and when it's used in this way, it is not loyalty. It starts to remind me of a teenager stomping off to their room and saying I'm a mean mother, or they hate me, when I lay down a rule they don't like.
Any current phone has hotspot capability. It is the unlimited PLAN that is not allowed to use it.