1. maven1975's Avatar
    I have my Samsung Galaxy S II on a $10 unlimited data plan and wanted to know if I activated the built in hotspot if AT&T will charge me for its use.

    Seeing as though the IMEI is not in their system, and they think its a dumb phone because they cant recognize it, will they be able to detect the tether?
    06-05-2011 09:15 PM
  2. dalvik's Avatar
    $10 unlimited plan? With ATT? How did you get a plan like that????? Maybe you meant to say $30 grandfathered plan? In any case if you try to activate the hotspot it should give you a message that this feature has to be enabled with ATT. And yes they will charge you for that$ 45 per month. Its very easy for them to detect tethering. Your phone will start using data and ATt will immediatly see this.
    06-07-2011 10:00 AM
  3. maven1975's Avatar
    If your on a family plan or have unlimited txt, AT&T will put the $10 on. They can't detect the exact model of the device because it is unlocked and a foreign IMEI number.

    It has also been three days since I tried the built in hotspot app, and there has been no additional charges. There was no warning of additional charges when opening the app as well.

    I don't plan to do this but once or twice per month. Only in a serious pinch when wifi is not available and I must get online.

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    06-07-2011 05:43 PM
  4. chestvrg's Avatar
    I think if I make up my mind in getting the GS II I'll also downgrade it to the $10/mo unlimitted data plan for dumb phones.

    Yes they can't really detect it b/c it's a foreing IMEI (like another user here said), so at&t customers can save monie this way as long as we don't abuse their system.

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    06-09-2011 12:29 AM