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Mon, Oct 31, 2016 1:51 AM

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I have the current plan and iPhone 6 with the tethering feature but I jus want to know if I decided to use it will I get charged extra or will I jus have to watch my data

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Gary L

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3 years ago

If you're running a MacBook with a recent OS, it's very conservative when it's connected to an iPhone and skips a lot of background tasks (the same if you tether an iPad to the iPhone), the WiFi icon actually shows up different.

 

If you use a linux, android or windows computer/tablet you might want to check into adjusting some settings so it doesn't download big things int he bbackground automatically.

 

 

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Gary L

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3 years ago

 

@Drereed Which plan is the "current plan"?

 

No extra fee for the service of hotspoting.

 

Watch it though, data can go REALLY fast when you tether!

 

 

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