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#21 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:28 PM

You could get the Genie Go 2 which has coax connections then you wouldn't need an ethernet connection. If the iPhone stays there all the time it will work fine.

and even then, if you want to use the genigo2 as a CCK, you still and ethernet connection or a CCK-W or an ethernet bridge


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:46 PM

Yes he will need a WCCK as well to get the internet connected and GG2 will be "soon" lol.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:32 AM

Not true. I upgrade my iPhone every time one comes out at the upgrade price and I activated tethering without a problem.

 

I meant that if you are grandfathered into the unlimited plan on AT&T you can't activate tethering and in order to keep the grandfathered plan you have to pay full price.

 

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:54 AM

I meant that if you are grandfathered into the unlimited plan on AT&T you can't activate tethering and in order to keep the grandfathered plan you have to pay full price.

 

Other carriers may have different policies.

 

Actually, Verizon Wireless is the carrier that requires you pay the full retail no-commitment pricing for new phones to retain the unlimited data plan. AT&T has not implemented this policy.

 

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 11:58 AM

Topic is fine. May be in wrong forum, but there's no limitation on questions and answers that deal with the digital domain. Please leave moderation to the moderators. 

 

That said, I'd appreciate a reply from the OP. 


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:09 PM

I meant that if you are grandfathered into the unlimited plan on AT&T you can't activate tethering and in order to keep the grandfathered plan you have to pay full price.

 

Other carriers may have different policies.

Yes, I am grandfathered in to the unlimited plan and upgrade every time a new iPhone comes out and I have tethering on both of my iPhones on the account.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:21 PM

Yes, I am grandfathered in to the unlimited plan and upgrade every time a new iPhone comes out and I have tethering on both of my iPhones on the account.

But there's a surcharge for your tethers, no? (I have a grandfathered ATT data plan, x texts)


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:52 PM

Is there a difference between Tether and HotSpot and how does it vary by providers?  I have Sprint with HotSpot activated on my phone. I think it is an extra $30 per month.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:42 PM

I would appreciate your answering the questions I posed.

I have sprint, my plan is unlimited, I have a iPhone that I have dedicated to tethering home wifi. You can jailbreak your phone and get free wifi, I have been a customer of Sprint for ten years. There are many users with old plans that have unlimited


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:26 PM

Thank you!


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

But there's a surcharge for your tethers, no? (I have a grandfathered ATT data plan, x texts)

$15 per month for tether with unlimited data and they let me upgrade all the time and just extend contract.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

Yes, I am grandfathered in to the unlimited plan and upgrade every time a new iPhone comes out and I have tethering on both of my iPhones on the account.

 

then you are lucky or bypassing the normal tethering methods for the Iphone, the tos and fup for the att unlimited plan does not allow tethering, they can and will switch you to a plan that you can contractually utilize tethering. In addition att will throttle the transfer speed of the discontinued and grandfathered unlimited plan once you exceed the limits of 3GB for 3G and 5GB for LTE, these speeds will be dropped to below edge transfer rates. Checked with my business representative at att commercial and they never heard of paying additional to tether - and she has been with att for 15 years



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:07 AM

 Checked with my business representative at att commercial and they never heard of paying additional to tether - and she has been with att for 15 years

I know people that have had their jobs for 15 years and still don't know everything about their jobs so that statement means absolutely nothing to me.

I switch the plan online all the time on 1 of the iPhones because tethering is not needed but a couple of months out of the year and when I switch the plan online it is listed as

Data Unlimited for iPhone on 4G LTE Enterprise $45.00 NA Unlimited                                 Select   

The $45.00 plans allows tethering on my iPhone and when I switch it off for the one iPhone I go to.

$30.00
NA
Unlimited
Current

 

You see it is $15 difference in the 2 both unlimited and I switch them at will whenever I want to. I have had this account since 1990 maybe I'm special.  :shrug:



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:47 PM

Usually unlimited is only for the device. And often times when you add tethering the name of the plan doesn't indicate that you don't get unlimited for tethered devices. Sprint at one point was something like 5gigs for tethering as I recall on an unlimited data plan. So I can see why people get confused and question everything in all directions because every plan is so different

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:54 PM

Usually unlimited is only for the device. And often times when you add tethering the name of the plan doesn't indicate that you don't get unlimited for tethered devices. Sprint at one point was something like 5gigs for tethering as I recall on an unlimited data plan. So I can see why people get confused and question everything in all directions because every plan is so different

Right T-Mobile for example gives you truly unlimited on your iPhone but only 2.5 gigs of tethering.  I found out the hard way as one day my son blew right pass that in a few hours watching YouTube videos.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:24 PM

I know people that have had their jobs for 15 years and still don't know everything about their jobs so that statement means absolutely nothing to me.

I switch the plan online all the time on 1 of the iPhones because tethering is not needed but a couple of months out of the year and when I switch the plan online it is listed as

Data Unlimited for iPhone on 4G LTE Enterprise $45.00 NA Unlimited                                 Select   

The $45.00 plans allows tethering on my iPhone and when I switch it off for the one iPhone I go to.

$30.00
NA
Unlimited
Current

 

You see it is $15 difference in the 2 both unlimited and I switch them at will whenever I want to. I have had this account since 1990 maybe I'm special.  :shrug:

 

 

you will be gigged at 5GB for LTE per current terms of service and fair use policy. and they have been discontinued since around 2009 for new customers, existing customers retain them until they decide to remove them



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:36 PM

Just curious.... Are we all using the term tethering to mean the same as wifi hotspot?

That's what I meant anyway- wifi hot spot. Used about 30 gb this month so far. No extra charge. Maybe because I'm lucky, maybe because I've spent almost 25k with them in ten years. Who knows


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:42 PM

Just curious.... Are we all using the term tethering to mean the same as wifi hotspot?

That's what I meant anyway- wifi hot spot. Used about 30 gb this month so far. No extra charge. Maybe because I'm lucky, maybe because I've spent almost 25k with them in ten years. Who knows


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Yes hotspot is what I am talking about and I also go over 5Gb EVERY month and they never say anything or slow me down. I have only used 30gb a few months out of the year most of the time I use around 10-15gb.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

Just curious.... Are we all using the term tethering to mean the same as wifi hotspot?

That's what I meant anyway- wifi hot spot. Used about 30 gb this month so far. No extra charge. Maybe because I'm lucky, maybe because I've spent almost 25k with them in ten years. Who knows


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on an smartphone sharing the internet concoction is known as "tethering"  a Wi-Fi "hotspot" is just anyplace that provides wireless internet access.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:48 PM

Or sharing the internet connection! Peds is quite right; they are very different....


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