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Sharing 5GB mobile hotspot tethering plan on family plan

Forgive me if this question has already been posted. Can't find it.

 

Looking at adding a line to my current plan.  Both of us have iphones with data plans.  Mine is 300MB and theirs is 2GB.

 

  • Could we share a 5GB data plan between two lines?
  • Does the 5GB data plan mean that I can share my personal wifi network with however many people I'd like?
  • Can I use the 5GB data plan as a landline Cable Internet replacement?

Thanks!

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Re: Sharing 5GB mobile hotspot tethering plan on family plan

Currently each smartphone on AT&T must have its own data plan.  The 5GB tethering plan would allow you to share a wifi hotspot with whoever you would like, but it won't replace the other person's requirement to have their own data plan.

 

I have heard rumors that some carriers might offer a family data plan in the future that would allow multiple phones to share a common data allocation, but nothing like that is offered yet.

 

You could use the 5GB tethering plan as an internet connection for your home computer, but 5 gigabytes is not very much data if you plan on watching videos or streaming lots of music when it has to last a whole month.  Cable internet providers like comcast let you check data usage for the month.  If by some chance you normally use less than 5 gigabytes on your home computer every month then technically the at&t 5GB tethering plan could replace that subscription.

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