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.