06-26-2013 7:08 AM
I recently moved my LG Optimus G Pro over to a prepaid plan. The only thing missing seems to be tethering. I was told by customer support, which is in India it sounds like, that there is no tethering. I do not get this. We pay for the 2 gb of data, we should be able to use it how we want.
Tell me it aint so!
06-26-2013 8:58 AM
06-26-2013 9:05 AM
While I completely agree with you that not allowing tethering on limited data plans makes no sense whatsoever that's AT&T's policy. Circumvent at your own risk.
Another inflexibility of AT&T. Surely makes no sense to me. But hey, it's AT&T and they do care about profit more than customer satisfaction
06-26-2013 12:11 PM
https://www.paygonline.com/websc/ViewTerms.do, under Unlimited Voice & Data Services:
"Unreasonable use includes, but is not limited to tethering the phone to another phone, computer, modem or other equipment for the purpose of using data services."
Given that 2Gb a month is not unlimited, at least by any kind of reasonable definition, my interpretation of the At&T rules are that thetering is not banned as I see no mention of "tethering" when limited data plans are described.
06-26-2013 5:29 PM
06-26-2013 8:08 PM - edited 06-26-2013 8:32 PM
Here's a paragraph from the Plan Terms for GoPhones:
"See att.com/dataGO for full terms and conditions relating to the use of data and messaging
services, including prohibited uses of the services. Your use of data service,
Instant Messaging or Text /Picture/Video Messaging acknowledges your agreement
to those terms."
According to the T&C, a tethering plan is required for tethering. However, I don't see a GoPhone tethering plan mentioned anywhere in the GoPhone Plans. So the question now is whether there is a tethering plan for GoPhones. I wish AT&T would clarify this.
06-27-2013 8:45 AM
Does anyone have an email address that you can use to ask about this? I want to get some clarification but it seems AT&T does not like providing an email for customers to chime in on.
06-27-2013 1:41 PM
Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010
06-27-2013 3:54 PM
06-27-2013 10:00 PM
Glad to help
10-02-2013 6:05 PM
There is one solution how to tether - just root your android phone or use non ATT phone. restriction is written in ATT phones software and using unbranded software allows to tether. I came from Europe and when i had to change out my european phone i discovered tethering restriction with ATT phone. It was really reaaly bad surprise, but i think it is the way capitalism works. As european i dont understand the logic why tethering should be restricted with limited data plans - i pay for certain amount and how i use it is not their business`? Rooting is easy fix for android but the windows phone and iphone users have to struggle. I think it is not fair policy and those who have non ATT phones are allowed to tether - seems to be discriminating for me, but who am i - just another dumb european! Amazing ´merica!