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Sat, Apr 2, 2016 9:22 PM
Does the new unlimited data plan not allow you to use your phone as a hotspot?.
3 years ago
ACE - Sage
@mesmit You don't have unlimited hotspot on your phone.
@Gary L Is referring to a mifi device or separate mobile hotspot device.
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ACE - Expert
@mesmit wrote:Okay, so where do I find the unlimited hotspot for one phone?
I said OR or IN ADDITION TO, you'd need a external hotspot device that AT&T sells.
Like these https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/hotspots.html?source=IC00WWTAB0000000L&wtExtndSource=InternetDevices.html
The velocity or explore.
Exactly what I was thinking. I called AT&T support to straighten something out on my phone.
I had a legacy 30 GB plan which allowed tethering and a month-to-month carryover. It was shared among 5 phones. They pushed me pretty hard to get the new plan, pointing out that there would be no overcharges for too much data, ever, and that my overall cost would even drop. No one pointed out that hotspot capability would go away.
I use it every few months, and I just by chance happened to glance at my bill and picked up the "no tethering" phrase.
This sucks and is deceptive.
I can understand not allowing unlimited tethering. I can't understand giving people an over the phone sales pitch which doesn't even mention that the new limit is zero. Wake UP guys. You're almost as bad as Verizon. Your bills are more legible, but their network is a little better. But, both of you do sneaky stuff like this... touting one thing while taking something away with the other hand, quietly.
@nom-de-plume You are on the WRONG unlimited data plan. The unlimited PLUS plan does allow hotspot on devices as well as unlimited mifi devices.
Cost difference is $30 more than the Choice plan, which is a no hotspot and limited speed plan.
The base plan for both the 30 gig plan and unlimited plus is $205.
@nom-de-plume It boggles the mind. Supposedly they have all the information right in front of them. All they have to do is read. Then again, who ever writes some of the stuff for ATT needs a lesson in grammar and writing for general comprehension.
@Seems like you need to go check plans b4 you comment people like you misleading At&t customers is why I will be leaving this non helpful bunch of ID10T Errors behind can never seem to find 1 person
@AT&t who can get it right I do know the $45 and $60 plans can be shared through hot spot not sure about the other so go read plans then answer thanks have a great day
Well I dont know where you found the 65 dollar unlimited plan or 60 with auto pay has hot spot since its right in terms of service.
@Jryan619 wrote:I have been with AT&T Data unlimited from day one the first IPad came out, paying my $29.99 every month. It's not a bad value, since I am on the road 12 hours a day a more and I stream TV and movies I have at times burned through 25 gigs in a month with no slowdowns. I did switch my personal cell to T-Mobile and I love it. I know pay $50 per month, unlimited calls, text, and 4G. $50 is tax include. Now while there unlimited may still start to throttle after 15 gigabytes, binge on and music freedom are included free; which means you can download unlimited video or unlimited music, all high speed 4G,and it does not count towards your data cap if you have one or towards your unlimited getting capped for going over 15. They don't have the single line for $50 anymore, that was Black Friday, but they have two for $100 with no tax and all the same benifits. I am now considering moving my iPad data as well, that's why I logged in today to see what AT&T had going on.
The unlimited plus might be a good option. The single line plan is $90 after discount and allows an an additional non phone for $20. Each would have 10 gigs of tethering and both devices would be reprioritised after they reach 22 gigs each (44 gigs minimum). You get HBO free.
You can also get $25 discount off ATT TV service, including the streaming service. https://www.att.com/plans/unlimited-data-plans.html