Sharing 5GB mobile hotspot tethering plan on family plan

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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

1. No, each line has to have it's own data plan.

2. Other can connect to your hotspot, but I think there is a limit of 5 connections for each hotspot.

3. You could if you wanted and have a good signal, but I don't think the phone is going to be as fast as cable internet. Also, you'll want to keep an eye on your usage to keep from going over the limit.
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Re: Sharing 5GB mobile hotspot tethering plan on family plan

Thanks dwill05!

Would it be safe to say that the point of 5gb mobile hotspot is for people who work in public areas or business travelers who need a VPN?
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Re: Sharing 5GB mobile hotspot tethering plan on family plan

Yes that would be correct. It is too easy to burn through 5gb in personal use as a full time Internet conncrion.
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