Hotspot facts - don't post unless you actually know

Discussion in 'iPad' started by H0mersimps0n, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. H0mersimps0n macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2012
    So in my other thread it was definitely said AT&T had no hotspot capabilities what so ever (now/at first)

    I went to the apple store to trade in my AT&T iPad 3 and the apple store dork said AT&T does have hotspot data plan + $30 for tethering available now.

    So, well what is it? Don't post if you don't know I'm tired of the heresay and speculation.

    (posted from my Verizon iPad on LTE as driving on 95 to FL)
  2. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    The apple rep got confused.

    AT&T does not currently support hotspot from new iPad. They are still evaluating it. That is official stance.

    What the rep was getting confused about was the hotspot tethering plan from the iPhone/android AT&T phones. In that's case you must be on a tiered data plan like a $30/3Gb data plan. Pay $20 extra. So you plan becomes officially a 5GB data pro plan where u are tether or use your iPhone data up to 5gb inclusive of all data

    So if u use 4 GB a month from iPhone that leaves you will 1GB to tether using other devices like laptop or wifi only iPad.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    #3 Ok.
  4. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    Why are you on an iPad while driving?! You're going to kill someone!
  5. H0mersimps0n thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2012
    Lol my wife was driving
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    1) OP - your thread title and tone does not invite polite response
    2) You could search yourself
    3) Why do you care about AT&T if you have a Verizon model?

    (Posted from my desktop in Florida)
  7. SandboxGeneral Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    If you really want to know the answer, you should contact AT&T directly. Either on the phone or checkout their website, or you can check out the data plan from within settings on the iPad to see what plans are available.

    (Posted from my iPad while in bed.)
  8. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    Tethering is allowed on the $50/5gb plan for an additional $10/month
  9. Jumpie macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2008
    Responses like this, and mine, that bog down these forums.

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