T-Mobile quietly rolling out promo data bundled with free mobile hotspot from Jan 25th?
1. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Great Special.. now advertise darn it!! I dont know why they are being so secretive. Most android phones can tether whether the carriers like it or not. It just allows them to do it above the radar and not under it. Besides, most people are on the 2 gig plan, not the 5 or 10 gig plan, so its increasing revenue regardless if they switch to this.
2. buddah (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
I agree advertise it unless there coming out with something else, heck I have the tmobile prepaid $60 pan and bought my G2X out right and didnt need to root it at all to use it as a hotspot. I also run my media play and laptop off of it at the same time with no issues...
3. torr310 (Posts: 643; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Bravo T-mobile! My contract with Verizon is ending soon. Good timing, T-Mo!
4. benzb (Posts: 41; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
Wow, this is awesome! I will now be able to utilize my 5GB of data by tethering with my Mac for no additional cost. Pretty cool!
5. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Seriously, I woud advertise this, shout it from the rooftops and do if for the 2GB plans too - basically anything above 200MB. Infact, why not even do if for 200MB. If i tether and burn through my data in 20 minutes, I am willinig to say it's my own fault.
T-Mobile should be proud to be the only national carrier not charging extra for tethering, and I'm sure that would bring a nice subscriber jump. I'd even understand if they mitigated lost profits by adding $5 or so to their data plans. The fact is there are plenty of people i the world for who this would be good selling point. I hope word gets out into the mainstream and it forces t-mo's hand into being big and bold about it.
Here's the other thing - People who might otherwise have only got 2GB, might get 5GB plans as a 5GB plan would be cheaper than 2GB + tethering.