AT&T reveals Mobile Hotspot app, reworks tethering plan

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.

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TOPICS: AT&T, Mobility
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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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  • Does ATT's HSPA work at all?

    So far in Houston I haven't seen any difference. Most users top out around 1.2 Mbps, regardless if its an iPhone or a Captivate.
    Uralbas
  • Question about the iPad/iPod

    I know it's not specified in the article, but instead of asking a question about possibilities, I'm just going to say what I'd like to do and see if anyone knows if it's possible:

    I have an iPhone with WiFi & 3G, but an iPad with WiFi only. Is there any known way that I can tether my iPhone's 3G to my iPad and get 3G access for that?

    Thanks in advance.
    SAStarling
    • RE: AT&T reveals Mobile Hotspot app, reworks tethering plan

      @SAStarling The only way I know of that could work - without waiting on iOS 4.3 and paying AT&T for hotspot - is to jailbreak your iPhone and install an app from Cydia called mywifi or myfi (I can't recall the exact name) that makes your iPhoen a hotspot and uses your data plan for access to the internet. Then you'd simply connect your iPad to the wifi signal and go.
      athynz
      • Thanks a million!

        @athynz

        I had heard that was possible with the jailbreaking, but I've always been afraid of doing that for fear of not being able to trade my iPhone 3 in for an iPhone 4, should that time ever come. But I really appreciate the good advice.

        Again thanks!
        SAStarling
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    lawtonterri