Personal hotspot AT&T

tl01

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So, after the last carier setting update on AT&T... Some people reported being able to use their personal hotspot even on the unlimited plan. When I go to set it up... The "set up etsonal hotspot" is not greyed out. Does that mean I can try to set it up... Or is it always that way? If I do try, will they get rid of my unlimited plan?
Thanks!
 

awesomest47

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AT&T still will charge you for hotspot but it won't get rid of your data plan. Only an additional charge will be added to your bill. The personal hotspot box really should be greyed out... when you tap it does the iPhone prompt you to call AT&T customer service to set up hotspot? I have iOS 6.1.3 and mine does.
 

tl01

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AT&T still will charge you for hotspot but it won't get rid of your data plan. Only an additional charge will be added to your bill. The personal hotspot box really should be greyed out... when you tap it does the iPhone prompt you to call AT&T customer service to set up hotspot? I have iOS 6.1.3 and mine does.
I hadn't clicked on it before I posted as I didn't want to lose my unlimited. I did click on it and it tells me to call in or go to the website. Do you know how much it costs to set up?
We have a trip coming up and it might be very useful for that month. I have a hotspot with 4 gb on my iPad... But we go through data very quickly.

Do you have to pick a separate data allocation for the AT&T hotspot or does it just use the unlimited data?
 

Brad02

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Apr 8, 2011
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You can't just add the hot spot option. You will need to change to the 5GB tethering plan or one of the shared plans. Unless they have changed something recently these are your only 2 options. I would just pay for extra data on your iPad and keep your unlimited plan.
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
I hadn't clicked on it before I posted as I didn't want to lose my unlimited. I did click on it and it tells me to call in or go to the website. Do you know how much it costs to set up?
We have a trip coming up and it might be very useful for that month. I have a hotspot with 4 gb on my iPad... But we go through data very quickly.

Do you have to pick a separate data allocation for the AT&T hotspot or does it just use the unlimited data?
Yep, like said above.
If you want to add official tethering to your account you will have to switch plans and you will lose your unlimited data plan for good.