1. mnl's Avatar
    hi. I am on AT&T with a stock 4S. I am grandfathered in with an unlimited data plan and, naturally, I am very reluctant to give that up. my data usage is well under 5 GB so the current plan they offer would work for me but I am asking for some help deciding if I should go with the 5gb/ hotspot solution from AT&T or use tether.com and my unlimited plan to connect my computer to my phone. I was a big user of tether when I had a blackberry and haven't used it in years so I am unsure of how to proceed.

    any ideas? thanks!
    02-08-2013 10:05 AM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I am in the same boat. Grandfathered unlimited plan. I went the route of getting a MiFi through Verizon. My thought being if AT&T data has issues at least I have another alternative. Plus the hotspot lets me connect 10 devices on LTE.
    02-08-2013 10:22 AM
  3. mnl's Avatar
    I am in the same boat. Grandfathered unlimited plan. I went the route of getting a MiFi through Verizon. My thought being if AT&T data has issues at least I have another alternative. Plus the hotspot lets me connect 10 devices on LTE.
    hey. thanks for that idea. i'm going on a cruise ship in a week and I'm trying to broaden my options so i can be connected if clients need me. does the vzw MiFi work internationally too?
    02-08-2013 10:37 AM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Yep it does. Just make sure you get one of the new models that support international data.
    02-08-2013 11:00 AM
  5. korp's Avatar
    If I am not mistaken, wasn't there a big issue with AT&T detecting you using your phone as a hotspot without the plan? If I recall right, they threatened to remove your unlimited data and sent you a text message saying this.
    02-08-2013 09:16 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    Shared data also gives you hotspot. My bill is cheaper than the days when I had the so called "unlimited".
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    02-08-2013 09:19 PM
  7. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I guess it comes down to how much data you are going to use while tethered.
    02-08-2013 10:04 PM
  8. sectime's Avatar
    Oh man, check out the charges before using cruise ship roaming data. Talk about sticker shock!!
    02-12-2013 03:23 PM

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