AT&T reveals Mobile Hotspot app, reworks tethering plan

Summary:AT&T is expanding its tethering option with some extra data and bringing it in line with a new Mobile Hotspot app.

AT&T is expanding its tethering option with some extra data and bringing it in line with a new Mobile Hotspot app.

The Hotspot app will allow users to connect "multiple" wireless devices to AT&T's network. Often times, wireless carriers impose a limit on connected devices with offers such as this, but there's no mention of a cap so far.

Set to coincide with the in-store launch of the HTC Inspire 4G, the Mobile Hotspot app will be ready for "select smartphone customers" on February 13. It will be bundled with the AT&T Data Pro plan, which consists of 4GB of data making for a grand total of $45 per month.

AT&T subscribers that already have tethering (and thus the AT&T Data Pro plan) will automatically get 2GB of extra data service on this date as well.

Topics: AT&T, Mobility

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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