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.
I'm a weird bird. My unlimited unthrottled AT&T LTE iPad SIM sits inside a smartphone that can't make calls. I carry one of a variety of prepaid dumbphones with me linked to a single number with Google Voice.
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