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    Default hotspot on Inspire 4g

    If I have unlimited data on my Inspire, can i use the hotspot function or do i need a tethering plan? if it requires tethering or will boot me from my unlimited plan im not interested lol
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    You need the 4G plan which is $45 for 2GB of Data to use the Hot Spot feature. If you have the unlimited plan now, they will switch you and you will loose your unlimited data.
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    Yeah, the reason why i hate att is because they said I wouldnt be able to keep my unlimited data, some bullcrap =\
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    Quote Originally Posted by homescrub View Post
    You need the 4G plan which is $45 for 2GB of Data to use the Hot Spot feature. If you have the unlimited plan now, they will switch you and you will loose your unlimited data.
    It's $45 for a total of 4GB of data... $20 extra for 2GB more if you will.
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    thanks for responses everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyArms504 View Post
    Yeah, the reason why i hate att is because they said I wouldnt be able to keep my unlimited data, some bullcrap =\
    Yea they should at least give us (unlimited data members) an option. Maybe an additional $10 or so just to tether, something is better than just switching the plan on us. It's almost like a slap in the face for being with them for so long.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinHawk View Post
    did you read the last pages of the thread?

    It is said an AT&T error message will pop up saying
    "Tethering is not authorized for this sim card number account"

    I wouldn't risk it unless you don't mind being charged extra each month?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiiD View Post
    did you read the last pages of the thread?

    It is said an AT&T error message will pop up saying
    "Tethering is not authorized for this sim card number account"

    I wouldn't risk it unless you don't mind being charged extra each month?
    Especially as they are cracking down on unauthorized tethering, and will automatically put you on the plan, lol.
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    yes and they are bluffing, it works for me and i dont get any emails and no bills.
    i have been tethering since i got it and i have unlimited and dont get charged extra.

    if you do it right it will let you tether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinHawk View Post
    yes and they are bluffing, it works for me and i dont get any emails and no bills.
    i have been tethering since i got it and i have unlimited and dont get charged extra.

    if you do it right it will let you tether.
    I think it's a matter of time for those that haven got caught yet. Let us know when you do get an email.


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    if i do get an email i am switching to sprint.
    but i doubt they will, has anybody here reported getting "the dreaded email"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyArms504 View Post
    Yeah, the reason why i hate att is because they said I wouldnt be able to keep my unlimited data, some bullcrap =\
    i just upgraded to the HTC Inspire 4g and i went into the ATT store and told them that my data plan was disabled after i upgraded and i got my unlimited plan back when i went in and complained about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbmorris99 View Post
    i just upgraded to the HTC Inspire 4g and i went into the ATT store and told them that my data plan was disabled after i upgraded and i got my unlimited plan back when i went in and complained about it.
    I was able to keep mine, as well.
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    you will never (to date that is) loose the unlimited plan when switching devices even on contract renewal UNLESS you tell them to change your data plan. Once you switch data plans, you "cannot" be switched back. "cannot" without a very good reason.
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    I have lost my ability to create and connect to my own hotspot. I now get a message to contact at&t for s tethering account. I just used this last week. Has this happened to anyone else?
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    Use the workaround. There is a charge for tethering...
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    The "workaround" doesn't work anymore.... Not if you've upgraded to gingerbread. It only works on 2.2 phones.

    I use PDANET for my tethering on my unlimited plan. Works like a charm.
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    I use PdaNet as well, but its only for wired tethering unless you share through bluetooth. Didn't know about the workaraound previously mentioned. I wonder how long until ATT starts shutting it down for everyone. Maybe they will only target heavy users and unlimited data plans. I'm on 2Gig plan but still like to tether every now and then.
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    I have rooted my phone and am able to use it with no problem. From what I read is that AT&T is cracking down on the abusers of this option. If you use it here and there I really don't think that you will have a problem.
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    How do i turn on the wireless hotspot on my htc 4g inspire

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