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  1. jduncan

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    Guess I thought he was thinking about tethering to a phones wifi hotspot. Tmobile has great rates for that.
     
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    Yeah AT&T rates suck, which is why I have my iPhone 4 jailbroken.
     
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    Please explain. What network are on with it?
     
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    I'm on AT&T, and jail broke my iPhone 4 so I could make it a hotspot without paying AT&T's higher rates. Still had to pay for the app to do this. The way I see it is that the tether/hotspot feature through AT&T isn't worth the extra $20 dollars a month to use. Yes, you do get the extra 2GB of data when you have this add on. But when I use my phone as a hotspot, it isn't for anything major. It is to use my iPad when I am out of Wifi range. And even when I tether quite a bit to my iPad I don't go over 1.2 GB of data transfer, and usually less than 1GB.

    My current AT&T data plan is for 2GB a month, I didn't have AT&T before my iPhone 4 to get grandfathered in that unlimited deal.

    But if I was constantly using close to 2GB a month in data while using tethering then I would be happy to un-jailbreak my phone, and add the hotspot/tether feature through AT&T.
     
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    I don't think you will be able to do that very much longer. From what I read ATT is going to put a stop to that. I'm on T-Mobile and have a MyTouch 4g with built in hot spot feature. They let me use it for free as long as I don't abuse it. Otherwise it's $15 per month. I use it exactly like you said, when I can't get wifi someplace.
     
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    Here is a link to what I read
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/04/atandt-no-more-unlimited-data-for-illegal-tetherers/
     
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    That article looks like it directed toward the people with jailbroken iPhones on unlimited plans and are abusing it every month. I only have a 2GB plan and barely use half of it. But I will change it if they email or text me about it.
     

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