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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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I have the 2gb plan and I was wondering If I could use the personal hotspot with no additional charge is that possible??? If not how much extra is it??
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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I have the 2gb plan and I was wondering If I could use the personal hotspot with no additional charge is that possible??? If not how much extra is it??
They make you bump now to the 5gb plan, and they charge the tether fee, which I think is $14/mo. You could always JB and use tetherme
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 11:34 PM   #3
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 11:51 PM   #4
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JB it and then use your 2GB of data any way you want.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 11:29 AM   #6
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They make you bump now to the 5gb plan, and they charge the tether fee, which I think is $14/mo. You could always JB and use tetherme
There is no tether fee, it's just the 5GB plan requirement. The shared data plans also have tethering included.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 11:37 AM   #7
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As I remember it, the 5g plan does include tethering, but it's the shared plan. When I converted my unlimited to 5g to get tether, it was a later move per month, but there was a $15 fee additionally.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 11:46 AM   #8
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I hear a lot of my friends who are att. They got caught.. But mine as verizon right now I did 30gb but looks to me verizon don't care about the subscriber who has grandfathered data
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 12:53 PM   #9
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Take a look at the new Mobile Share plans. You might be able to save money with one of the lower plans that includes tethering vs moving up to the 5GB plan to get tethering.
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As I remember it, the 5g plan does include tethering, but it's the shared plan. When I converted my unlimited to 5g to get tether, it was a later move per month, but there was a $15 fee additionally.
That $15 would be the prorated difference between unlimited & the 5GB plan. Shared does not even have 5GB as an option. It's only 1,4,6,10,15,20.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 03:49 PM   #11
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ahh, there you go.

I found it advantageous to keep four distinct phones under my company plan vs. the shared tier though - saved about $45/mo.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:23 PM   #12
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I have the 2gb plan and I was wondering If I could use the personal hotspot with no additional charge is that possible??? If not how much extra is it??
The 5GB plan, which includes tethering, is $50 a month. Since the 2GB plan is no longer offered I don't know what you're paying so don't know how much of a bump it will be.
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ahh, there you go.

I found it advantageous to keep four distinct phones under my company plan vs. the shared tier though - saved about $45/mo.
That's interesting. My company discount got better by moving to the shared plan because it applied to the data, instead of the minutes under the old system.
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The 5GB plan, which includes tethering, is $50 a month. Since the 2GB plan is no longer offered I don't know what you're paying so don't know how much of a bump it will be.
I'm pretty sure 2GB is $25. 5GB is $50 so it would be double. You get 2.5X more data and tethering, but if you are rarely going to use it, I would look into something like tether.com

I got it when it was the app in the app store, but its $30 a year for basic tethering. Works fairly well, and have never had a problem with AT&T and I'm on Unlimited, granted I use it very rarely and not for long.
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