02-28-2014 5:44 PM
Does mobile share value plan allow to set up data tethering? I see that there is a personal hotspot option on iphone, and I have 10GB mobile share value plan. Can I set up personal hotspot to share internet for my laptop when wifi is not available?
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02-28-2014 6:57 PM
Yes, you can.
02-28-2014 7:32 PM
If you've changed recently to a personal hotpsot plan, like the MobileShare, you'll need to restart your phone, before it becomes available.
Whatever you use through the personal hotspot, still counts against your plan, but most definetly, it's included and can be a very useful feature.
I noticed it also drains my battery a little faster, so you probably don't need to leave it on indefinetly.
08-30-2014 11:38 AM
08-30-2014 12:42 PM
Just switched to the Mobile Share Plan. It says it includes Hotspot. Both of my cell phones have hot spot capability. My husband and I would like to share our data with our 2 iPads which we own outright. Is there an additional $15 per ipad per month charge to do this? So confused! We've been with AT&T /Cingular since the 90's.
When you use the hotspot feature on your cell phone, you do not have to pay extra for the other devices that connect to the cell hone by wifi to use that hotspot feature. The only time you have to pay extra for using a device is if you put an AT&T SIM card into it to use the cellular data from the account directly on the device.
Do keep in mind that using the hotspot feature does use a substantial bit of extra data. Back at Christmas, I was visiting my mother-in-law and she was having problems with her laptop. My wife connected her laptop to my iPad (which we had setup as a hotspot for the session) so she could download a ~200 MB patch she needed. That 200MB download used close to 1GB of the cellular data plan to download because the PC is not optimized for reducing network traffic when using a cellular hotspot. In fact, I had to bump my account because she hit the 2GB limit on the iPad cellular plan before (which had about 800MB left when she started the download), so I have to buy another 2GB of data to get us through that weekend. (I don't have my iPad on my 10GB Mobile share plan either, it is on a separate account with a different carrier).
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