Hotspot on AT&T iPad


noteple

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AT&T, Free hotspot. Thats funny. :D

They charge on the iPhone and couldnt get their act together
in time for the release of the iPad
 

ZBoater

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Jul 2, 2007
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I believe some folks are already enjoying a hotspot on their AT&T iPads... It's on the lower left hand corner on the back of the iPad.... :apple:

ba-dum-pump chsh!
 

wbeem

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Mar 12, 2012
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Tether.com. I got the app when it was on the iTunes App store for 23 hours, but there's an HTML version.

Would rather have the WiFi service on my AT&T iPad, especially since I have the unlimited data plan, AT&T says they won't throttle iPads, and it's faster than my cable modem service.
 

ZBoater

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Tether.com. I got the app when it was on the iTunes App store for 23 hours, but there's an HTML version.

Would rather have the WiFi service on my AT&T iPad, especially since I have the unlimited data plan, AT&T says they won't throttle iPads, and it's faster than my cable modem service.
They say they won't throttle iPads until a bunch of iPad users start tethering off their unlimited plans against the terms of service. Watch the throttling begin then... :rolleyes:
 

wbeem

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They say they won't throttle iPads until a bunch of iPad users start tethering off their unlimited plans against the terms of service. Watch the throttling begin then... :rolleyes:
Maybe so, but that doesn't mean we can't run with it now. I actually think that Verizon's decision will put market pressure on AT&T.
 

ZBoater

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Maybe so, but that doesn't mean we can't run with it now. I actually think that Verizon's decision will put market pressure on AT&T.
Actually, it does (mean we can't run with it). Tethering with the unlimited plan is a violation of the terms of service. Me, personally, I'm not interested in doing that. It's this nagging feeling called a conscience that makes me distinguish between right and wrong, and just because I can do something doesn't meant its right to do it.

YMMV
 

rkahl

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Tether.com. I got the app when it was on the iTunes App store for 23 hours, but there's an HTML version.

Would rather have the WiFi service on my AT&T iPad, especially since I have the unlimited data plan, AT&T says they won't throttle iPads, and it's faster than my cable modem service.
Thanks in advance!
 

hh83917

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

Free is not a word in AT&T's dictionary...
 

wbeem

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Mar 12, 2012
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Actually, it does (mean we can't run with it). Tethering with the unlimited plan is a violation of the terms of service. Me, personally, I'm not interested in doing that. It's this nagging feeling called a conscience that makes me distinguish between right and wrong, and just because I can do something doesn't meant its right to do it.

YMMV
Thanks, Mom.
 

racer1441

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Actually, it does (mean we can't run with it). Tethering with the unlimited plan is a violation of the terms of service. Me, personally, I'm not interested in doing that. It's this nagging feeling called a conscience that makes me distinguish between right and wrong, and just because I can do something doesn't meant its right to do it.

YMMV
That's quitter talk.
 

ZipZap

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As soon as the LTE iPhone 5 is out I will switch iPhone plans to the 5GB w/tethering. Then I will no longer use ATT on my iPad. So that feature's delay is unimportant.
 

plathunter

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I personally feel that AT&T will charge extra for hotspot but won't announce their plans until after two weeks from last friday. This way people can no longer return their ipads back to apple. The reason I say this is if they planned to have free hotspot access included with the plans why not announce that during launch. They could of even announced it if it was not ready by simply stating free hotspot will be coming soon.
 

wbeem

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Mar 12, 2012
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I Imagine next time you guys are short on cash you'll just knock over a gas station, being that the oil companies are gouging us and they deserve it, right? :rolleyes:

Sigh.
Don't be so dramatic, Mom.
 

racer1441

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I Imagine next time you guys are short on cash you'll just knock over a gas station, being that the oil companies are gouging us and they deserve it, right? :rolleyes:

Sigh.
No, that's not the equivalent. I wouldn't knock over the gas station. I did screw the oil company hard a few years ago when they needed to cut a road through my property.

That's the same.

No need to sigh.
 

ZBoater

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No, that's not the equivalent. I wouldn't knock over the gas station. I did screw the oil company hard a few years ago when they needed to cut a road through my property.

That's the same.

Keep you sighs to your self.
Double sigh.

Ok Robin Hood. Show us how you stick it to the man. I'll just sit quietly over here and just pay my monthly fees.... :rolleyes:
 

racer1441

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Double sigh.

Ok Robin Hood. Show us how you stick it to the man. I'll just sit quietly over here and just pay my monthly fees.... :rolleyes:
That's what they want. Sheeple that won't question authority, won't challenge the status quo.
 

physicsguy13

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They say they won't throttle iPads until a bunch of iPad users start tethering off their unlimited plans against the terms of service. Watch the throttling begin then... :rolleyes:
They won't need to throttle it, they will just cancel the unlimited plan for violating the TOS and those people will just have to sign up for tiered data.