I recently switched to Straight Talk unlimited (need more minutes than Tmobile offers in it's $30 plan), I have a Tmobile phone (G2X).
Straight Talk "unlimited" supposedly gets upset if you actually use too much of the unlimited data. I normally don't use much data, so it's normally not a problem.
My phone can work as a hotspot, which is also disallowed by Straight talk. I work from my computer and need to work from a NONpublic location. My daughter needs to be in the hospital next week, I need to work (had to take two weeks off work last time she was in the hospital, last month). I was wondering if I used a Tmobile Sim card (bought 2 before I decided on Straight Talk), activated it before the hospital stay, popped it in my phone and used my phone as a hotspot for the hospital stay, then just let it run out--I likely would't use more than a GB a day, likely less, but I've never kept track of what I use data-wise, so not really sure. Is that even allowed on Tmobile "unlimited"? I know they throttle after 5 gb, but we'll likely only be in for 4-5 days, so I shouldn't reach that. I usually only work a few hours each day, but can usually only get work on weekdays.
If this works then I could use it, (with a new sim card each time, right?) again next time she's in, and after that....it's not infreuent!
Thanks for any help you can give me!
Thanks!! I thought it should work. At least if I can work while there the time will go by a bit quicker.
The $30 100 minute plan does not allow tethering without an additional charge, they can detect it and will send you to an upsell page. The only way I found to use this plan is to buy an unlocked aircard that isn't on their ban list, like the Zoom USB modem.
Mourning the loss of my Nextel i325 but still using a bag phone.
It depends on the browser user agent string. I think the tethering plan is like $10? It's worth it IMO.
The tethering plan is $15, but even $45 is a great deal for 5 gigs of data "unlimited" but really slow after the 5.
My opinions are mine, not yours, no one says you have to agree with them! =)
Yeah you can do it once you get your plan no problem.
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It may be OK for backup internet sharing when need.Originally Posted by MrObvious