Last edited by jsh1120; 10-25-2011 at 06:28 AM.
Sprint charges $29.99 to add wifi hotspot to any phone that supports it. If you get caught using your phone without the additional fee on your plan they reserve the right to disconnect your service without notice for violating your contract agreement.
I have recebtly been researching this very subject heavily trying to find out how to use my phone as a hotspot and Sprint is rather particular about people abusing the unlimited data on phones without getting their extra money for the "privilege"
2012 Retina Macbook Pro 2.3Ghz/8GB/256GB | 2006 15" Macbook Pro 1.1| 2002 G4 iMac Power PC 4.2 |Powerbook G3 1.1 Bronze Keyboard | 1st Gen Apple TV 160 GB| 16GB White iPhone 5 | Black 16GB iPad mini .
Been tethering with my Moto Droid 1 for almost two years and havent been dropped yet. Usually people that get into trouble are the ones that spend all day on Netflix or something stupid like that. I keep it simple though, no heavy surfing. I tether to my laptop, nook, or ipad 1. Even though I have an unlimited plan I usually always stay under 5gb a month so I'm never red flagged and there is no way in heck that I'm going to pay $30 extra a month to use the same data I already pay for but on a larger screen
Same here on my T-Mobile account. As long as I don't abuse it, it's free.Originally Posted by Trumpet444
Second, there is a strong likelihood that you will use more data services when you tether to an iPad or computer than by using your cell phone alone. Although you may simply replace use of one device for the other, it's more likely that you will surf more, download more streaming content, etc. when you have a device that displays the content in a more attractive and accessible manner.
Bottom line is that if you don't increase your use of the cell carrier's network significantly after tethering your iPad, you're unlikely to attract the attention of your carrier. But if you DO attract their attention, the carrier holds all the cards.
I remember reading they have set levels and if you go over the levels it raises a red flag they start paying attention to your account. I think for AT&T one user posted it was 2-4 GB's which is a ton of data... at least for me it is (I don't think I've ever gone over 750MB's). Given most folks were using laptops so I think they could tell that it wasn't mobile browsing that was occurring, now sure how it would show up when using an iPad. I have my devices set up with the ability to tether but to be honest I only tried it to see if it worked and have never touched it since; just haven't had the need.
iPad 2 64GB Wifi 5.1.1 jailbroken
Thanks Wookie2cu.Originally Posted by Wookiee2cu
I am now beginning to understand it more.
I say this has sparked a lively debate.
You had your entire life to prepare for today.
He means without paying for a second plan, so yes in effect free.