While browsing Straight Talks website today, I noticed this hotspot reference when you click on the "Shop" tab on their website. When you click on it, it gives an error message, but could it be possible that they're planning on allowing hotspot in the future? Now that they've clearly defined high-speed data caps, why not let people use that data any way they want to? I have my fingers crossed…
My guess is that they will market a mobile hotspot device. My guess is that they still won't allow tethering on phones.
even if they allow hotspot, the 2.5gb will disappear in a matter minutes if tethering to a laptop or any other data hogger
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Since this will be data only, there may be a different price structure.
Earl F. Parrish
They are not going to let you use the same data on two devices. They probably will make it CDMA to prevent that. Probably running on either Sprint's or Verizon's EV-DO network. Since Straight Talk does not sell a single GSM telephone with hotspot capabilities, I expect a dedicated device.
Last edited by efparri; 10-14-2013 at 10:44 PM.
Looks like they will indeed roll out a hotspot
T-Mobile’s new marketing campaign for Vermont and Western New Hampshire:
“Try T-Mobile’s blazingly fast GPRS data network. We’re faster than iDEN and TDMA combined!”
It looks like it will have 2.5Gb of 'High Speed Data' Until at night *Cough! I wonder if it will be cheaper than $45? Because Talk, Text is not included. You're just paying for internet. So I wonder the monthly price will be around $15 - $35 maybe.
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I'm pretty happy with Freedompop 500mb plan @ $3.99/mo. on Sprint network.
I tried CA, NY, and FL zip codes and it brought nothing back... so still working on it I guess
Got a question about these hotspots. Are these devices treated as "home" internet services or mobile phone services. For example, to use Spotify on your phone it is $10/month but you can use it for free on your home ISP. Anyone know?