Grandfathered unlimited data AT&T.

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  1. nrvna76 macrumors 6502

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    I know there are a few threads on this but had a hard time sifting through it all. I called AT&T this morning to see what the capabilities will now be with my grandfathered plan. Apparently I can FaceTime over 4G, and the data will be throttled at 5GB. Is there a way to get the hotspot feature? I haven't jailbroken my phone in a while but to enable my iPad to connect I would definitely do it when it's available. Just trying to do whatever I can to keep this unlimited!! Thanks for any help.
     
  2. krizko macrumors regular

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    Far as I know, unlimited on AT&T = NO Tether & NO Facetime over 3G/4G/LTE
     
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    That is correct.
     
  4. Jnyce, Sep 14, 2012
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    Jnyce macrumors regular

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    facetime over 4g is only available if you move to a shared data plan

    tethering/hotpsot if you pay extra

    i think though both will override the unlimited data...choose wisely
     
  5. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  6. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    I ditched unlimited in favor of shared data - saves me over $100 month... Anyway I have 3 phones and an iPad so it makes sense - the reason I'm telling you this is I have hotspot on my phone with no extra charge. Last night I actually preordered my iPhone 5 while tethered to my 4s as Time Warner picked the worst time ever to go down :rolleyes: To me, unlimited data is only as much data that remains unthrottled, so unlimited really is 5GB. I guess that is better than $30 for 3GB though but the downside is no native tethering for you or facetime... I hate AT&T most times and this is no exception.
     
  7. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    I thought tethering was included in the shared data plans also?
     
  8. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    It is.
     
  9. Jnyce macrumors regular

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    yea just read that...still imho not worth it
     

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