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iOS 4.3 Hotspot w/ATT unlimited Data Plan??
I saw that 4.3 went live today, but since I'll likely not be able to upgrade for at least another week or so, I was wondering if anyone who has an AT&T grandfathered unlimited data plan could say if they are able to use their iPhone 4 as a hotspot without having to drop their unlimited plan and adding an additional tethering plan.
Please chim in if you can answer this question.
- 03-09-2011, 02:30 PM #2
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Grrrrrr, I'm going to start streaming Gigs of data over 3G so I can rack up unlimited data monthly and truly let them know what unlimited means. I wonder if this could qualify for a class-action lawsuit. I REALLY would prefer not to jailbreak, but the more I see, the more it might appeal to me.
Thanks for the response though.
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I finally gave in and jailbroke my iphone on 4.2.1 just to pick up an app to use wifi tethering since i'm also on the grandfathered unlimited plan. Although I'm sure the 4gb plan would be enough data for me on a regular basis I just can't justify paying an extra $15 for this feature. Otherwise I'm very happy with ATT's service here.
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- 03-10-2011, 12:48 PM #13iMore Intermediate
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It hurts them if you're using an enormous amount of data just like if you're leaving you're water running all day long it will hurt the water company. There's a limited amount of bandwith on these networks so if everyone is going nuts with data the network will crash. Why do you think ATT has had so many problems since the iPhone launched. These unlimited plans were launched before the new wave of smartphones. The amount of data usage has gone up I believe 5000% since then and the networks can't handle it. That's why unlimited is going away. I think you're being narrow minded and selfish.
- 03-20-2011, 07:25 PM #14iPhone Nanite
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Pot calling the kettle black...
You don't think you might be the one being a little narrow-minded and selfish? Really dude? Crash the whole server? That's not the very definition of selfish. How does AT&T owe you something?
I'd LOVE being able to tether my whole neighborhood from my phone with a T1 line and amazing data speeds, I just don't expect that to only cost me 30ish bucks.
I'm in South Korea now, in the Army, and had to have AT&T suspend my line while I'm gone for a year. Not only are they grandfathering me in for my unlimited plan when I return, but they're also letting my contract continue so I don't lose out on an upgrade when the time comes, for free.
Maybe I get dropped calls all over the place in NYC, but they're a business like any other, they're trying to make a buck and keep up with that 5,000% explosion of bandwidth mentioned, how about we give em a break. Just jailbreak your devices and go about your business.
As Louis CK would say: You go make your own then, you get on a tree with hubcaps and see how close to perfect your network is.