Mobile Hotspot feature for the HTC Inspire 4G is priced at $45 per month
Well, AT&T came out today and announced a $45 per month charge for the mobile hotspot functionality on select smartphones when bundled with AT&T’s Data Pro plan – which obviously targets the impending HTC Inspire 4G. For that amount, customers can share their handset’s data speeds via Wi-Fi to other connected devices, however, they’re only given a 4GB allotment.
Furthermore, there is also a $20 per month offering that provides customers 2GB of data per month, but just be aware that there is a $10 charge for each gigabyte you exceed with both plans. So if you plan on purchasing the HTC Inspire 4G when it launches February 13th, you may want to consider the extra charges before siding with its mobile hotspot functionality.
1. heyitzme (Posts: 87; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)
Overpriced....You can get UNLIMITED 3g/4g hotspot addons with Sprint for 29.99
2. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Every carrier charges for their hotspot use....nothing new. Consider this charge with Verizon's "year old" iphone 4 also.
3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
This is far better than the $45 for 2GB tethering. At least they added another 2GB for overall use.
4. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Yea but verizon only charges 20 for the hotspot, and if you have the unlimited plan you can't really get much better.
14. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
$45 for 4GB is not a bad option depending on what you use most. I still prefer the unlimited data on my Fascinate b/c i most likely would use the web from my phone vs. connecting it to my laptop.
5. heyitzme (Posts: 87; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)
Also somthing funny I noticed you could use 4gb on the 20.00 plan and pay 40.00 total and You could use less then 4gb on the 45.00 plan and still pay 45.00 regardless..The 20.00 plan is the way to go if you addon this feature.
6. dha_george48285028626828 (unregistered)
wow thats cheaper than their mifi service ($60 for 5GB) at least
7. mroberts (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
If you have a nexus one or nexus S it does not cost anything to use the portable hotspot function as the carriers were not able to alter the phones. Its not 4g but 3g is fine.
15. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
well...we're discussin legal hotspot features not criminal ways you freakin convict.
17. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)
What is criminal about using a feature that comes with your phone that you paid for????
8. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)
Yikes, ATT. That is not a cheap add-on.
9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
PHONE ARENA - this is not correct info - you get 2GBs for 25.00 with DATAPRO plus 20.00 for tethering ability/feature = 45.00 in total for 2GB of data....
10. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)
no....read the source link....you get 4GB's of data for 45.00. They are not doing the 45.00 for 2GB anymore because they need to compete with verizon's hotspot pricing especially since the iPhone will support it on verizon. Plus the other thing is that the overage for the hotspot on verizon is $20 per GB while AT&T will be $10 per GB. This doesn't start till Feb. 13 so it won't show up on their pricing list till then.
11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
ok, I will double check my effoprts, commander....cool beans....
12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Yep...??? - 45.00/4GB will be the price even for those that want to tether - good deal - for those with cooked ROMS with the feature already baked in and have data pro only - again, the same price.....thanks jt.
13. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
DALLAS, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced select smartphone customers will soon be able to connect multiple devices from their smartphone – via Wi-Fi – thanks to the new AT&T Mobile Hotspot application. The feature will first be available February 13, beginning with the in-store launch of the HTC Inspire™ 4G. Bundled with the AT&T Data Pro plan, customers will benefit from a total of 4GB for $45 per month.
In addition, also on February 13th, to bring AT&T's smartphone tethering plan in line with the AT&T Mobile Hotspot offer, AT&T will automatically add the additional 2GB of monthly data usage to smartphone customers already on a tethering plan – at no extra charge. Customers will incur the same $20 monthly fee they're accustomed to paying, only now they'll receive an extra 2GB of data each month.
AT&T Mobile Hotspot details include:
Connectivity for multiple wireless devices to AT&T's mobile broadband network
2 GB of data usage for $20 a month, bundled with AT&T's Data Pro plan ($25 / 2GB)
The combined AT&T Data Pro plus AT&T Mobile Hotspot will provide 4GB for $45 per month
4GB applies to collective use among all devices
Overage fee of $10 per gigabyte
"Our customers want to connect as many devices as possible to the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, which is getting faster with 4G," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.
"We want to extend the benefits of an additional 2GB to smartphone customers on our tethering plan. This delivers more value today for the price they're already paying – and that's what our customers want."
Customers will receive a text message from AT&T – as soon as February 13 – once the additional 2GB has been auto-added to their plan.
16. javon1200 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)
Ok but do i HAVE to get the wifi on my phone when it comes out or can i just have the 2gb for $20