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I have the tethering plan and I ordered it from T-Mobile.
I have the tethering plan because T-Mobile put it on when I used the tethering features.
I do not have the tethering plan but the Hotspot and USB Tethering features still work.
I do not have the tethering plan and the Hotspot and USB Tethering features do not work.
Who has the tethering plan for the myTouch 4G?
So I have another thread about if the myTouch 4G can tether for free or if you need a tethering plan, but that sparked another question of mine. Does anyone have the tethering plan from T-Mobile for the myTouch 4G? I have not heard of anyone having the tethering plan and am interested on how many people actually have it. And if you do, did you order it from T-Mobile or did T-Mobile force it on when you used the Wi-Fi Hotspot App/USB Tethering feature (people have said that T-Mobile told them they would do that). So do any of you have it? Was it forced on or did you order it?
- 01-01-2011, 07:08 PM #2
Great question. I am on the famiy plan, and I just ordered the tethering plan for my wife and not me, since I won't need it much. My wife also has a WiFi only iPad for the tethering. When we do long family trips, it's nice to have a laptop with wifi going.
- 01-02-2011, 04:28 PM #4
- 01-07-2011, 06:11 PM #5
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I know i have been tethering via usb on my Motorola cliq for a year now even had t mobile help me get it setup FREE I now have the mt4g and tether with that as a matter of fact it is my main internet service as long as I don't hit the 5gig soft data limit I am fine with tethering
I honestly cant even find mention of a tethering plan on t-mobiles website but I do find their hotspot plan which is just for when you are at certain hotels and what not that have a t-mobile hotspot you can use it
- 02-12-2011, 10:36 PM #6
- 03-17-2011, 05:06 PM #7
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OK, So both my girl and I have mytouch 4g phones from tmobile, we have the unlimited data plan (req) and unlimited tethering ($15)... OR at least they claim unlimited. I did this so I dont have to pay for internet at home. I can just tether with 4g right? WRONG. They limit the 4g to 5gig of data, after you reach the max they convert it to DIAL UP SPEED, archaic dial up. How much is that really? Nothing if you download music, Youtube or watch Netflix. For me with was just 2 weeks of average use. Tmobile claims AT&T only provides 2gig and then charges for additional use.
So my girl complained at the store and a tmobile guy told her there is an app she can download that will allow her to have truely unlimited 4g tethering, since the app prevents Tmobile from being able to track usage.
IS THIS TRUE? I cant find the app, does anyone know where to find it?
Im super close to discontinueing my tmobile service and just get internet at home.
Thanks kind people
- 03-17-2011, 06:18 PM #8
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- 03-18-2011, 09:59 AM #10
As for the hotspot/tether question, it is my understanding that as long as you don't use the hotspot function TOO much, it's free. I've used it a half dozen times or so, for about 20-40 minutes apiece. None of that was used to download media, so I didn't use much data. I was never charged.
- 03-18-2011, 10:12 PM #11
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- 03-19-2011, 06:20 PM #14Jelly Bean ? Jelly Belly!
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I've been using tethering (PDANet) since I had my G1 almost every day.
Moved on to the Nexus One and used the wifi hotspot almost every day,
for hours a day at work, I might add.
Sometimes all day.
Then last year I got the MyTouch 4G and have continued wifi hotspotting
just about daily at work for hours.
Now all I do is surf and email, I dont download Netfix or anything,
but I've been doing this for years and have never been charged.
So stop worrying.
- 03-20-2011, 07:51 AM #15
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- 03-21-2011, 08:37 PM #17
I know the two are essentially the same thing (minus the fact that one needs a cable and the other can connect up to 4 devices) - but T-Mobile has been (to me at least) very specific in saying tethering is free, and hotspot is extra. Maybe they viewed it as "one line vs multiple lines"... you can't exactly just add a user to your cell plan without any extra costs - so maybe they saw the potential of multiple users on hotspot data in the same way...who knows.
Anyways...I'm guessing the confusion is because it seems like TMo calls it a "tethering" plan now, which would cover tethering and hotspot....so they may not distinguish between the two like they did back in November when I looked into it/spoke with reps.
Who knows - nobody pays the same for the same plan and everyone seems to have a custom plan anyway so prices never seem to really matter. Ahhh that's what I'll miss about T-Mobile...
- 06-26-2011, 03:03 PM #18