05-25-2012 02:07:52 PM
Hi - I was told that in order to use my iPad as a personal hot spot, I would need to upgrade my data plan from $25/2GB to $50/5GB to take advantage of this feature. I am a low data user (<1GB/mo.) and would rarely use the tethering/hot spot feature, so the $25 more does not make sense. It is a feature I would really like to use when I travel so that I could use my laptop in remote areas. This required plan upgrade seems very arbitrary on AT&T's part, as there is no increase in cost or management responsibility to the company. AT&T is missing out on my potentially becoming a higher data user by not adding a hotspot/tethering feature to the 2GB plan. If is not rectified, I will be switching to another provider (probably Verizon who does offer a lower plan) when I purchase the new iPad very soon. I hope this note finds its way to the right ears/eyes at AT&T to reconsider, as it appears to be a big issue with a lot of subscribers.
05-25-2012 05:37:09 PM
06-07-2012 01:31:17 PM
This is the first I have heard you can tether the iPad on any AT&T plan level.
I am already on the 5GB plan. How do I turn on Tethering? Can you share a website that announces/explains this?
06-07-2012 02:59:36 PM
look through here -