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How do I include tethering in my AT&T order?

In spring of 2014 I will be getting an iPhone 5S. I cannot figure out how to get a plan that includes tethering so I can generate wifi for my non-cellular iPad mini. What will I need to do to activate that during my order (I am switching from Verizon to AT&T) and how do I find out how much it will cost in addition to my unlimited talk/text plus XGB of data? I have already contacted customer support and they have given me the same unhelpful stuff that's on the AT&T website.
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Nov 16, 2013 - 7 answers

WiFi tethering: Nexus or iPhone? Which carrier?

My dumbphone died, so it's time to start from a clean slate and get a smartphone. WiFi tethering is a must-have; do I want an Android phone or an iPhone? (USA) [more inside]
posted by phliar on Nov 7, 2013 - 14 answers

android hotspot filtering and blocking

I want to be able to treat my android wifi hotspot like a router and moderate the content that I can access through it. Is there something like a hosts file I can use? I want to block distracting websites. [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek on Oct 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Flaming fox doesn't appreciate interruptions...

Help me make Firefox less cranky when losing/restoring tethered network via android phone? [more inside]
posted by de void on Aug 26, 2013 - 4 answers

UK Android tethering on the cheap?

At the end of this month I'm coming to the end of my mobile 'phone contract with T-Mobile UK and am looking for the cheapest way (presumably SIM only) to run my Android smartphone whilst being able to tether it to my Android tablet - does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for plans/providers/cunning ruses to get a great deal, please?
posted by timpollard on Aug 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Tell me your unlikely-yet-successful wireless plan sharing situations!

In-laws? Old roommates? craigslist? I'm trying to save some money here! Plus bonus snowflake question about tethering/MiFi options! [more inside]
posted by leemleem on May 17, 2012 - 6 answers

hook me up, scotty!

Easy wireless tethering without rooting/jailbreaking? [more inside]
posted by sexyrobot on Apr 2, 2012 - 2 answers

How to tether 1st gen Ipad w/Android phone?

What hardware / software do I need exactly to use my Samsung Epic 4G (android) to tether my first generation ipad? I prefer to do this without jailbreaking my phone (but am open to jailbreaking ipad). [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Dec 1, 2011 - 5 answers

3g for a short stay in LA?

Temporary (1 week) 3g or wireless internet in California? [more inside]
posted by OctopusRex on Jul 14, 2011 - 2 answers

What device will allow me to tether?

Australia smart phone filter: I need to buy a new smart phone. I would like one that will allow me to occasionally connect my laptop to the internet. (Tethering?) Clearly I'm not that tech savvy so I don't want to jailbreak (?) etc. Is this possible with any smart phone on the market in Australia? [more inside]
posted by MT on May 17, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the easiest way for my iPad2 to connect to the 3G signal on my iPhone?

What's the easiest way for my iPad2 to connect to the 3G signal on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by critzer on May 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Best way to root a Motorola Droid and use it as a mobile hotspot?

Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on May 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Ma Bell nerfed my tethering!

Ma Bell nerfed my tethering! I'm long off contract from my 3G and happy to switch carriers/OS's. Which smart phones on which providers would you recommend? They must have reasonably priced and effective tethering availing. [more inside]
posted by Chekhovian on May 3, 2011 - 7 answers

What is the best phone for this?

What's a newer Android phone on t-mob where you can use a wifi-sharing program (a common one that I've seen free online) to create a wi-fi hotspot? Not trying to get anything related to this from t-mob directly. I just want a newer Android phone that is capable of this, if such a thing exists. I'm assuming that said phone would have an option for an unlimited data plan.
posted by cashman on Apr 8, 2011 - 16 answers

How does the iPhone 4's ‘Personal Hotspot’ feature get switched on and off?

Does anyone definitively know how the iPhone 4's ‘Personal Hotspot’ feature is enabled by mobile network providers? [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Mar 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Cheapest phone with wifi tethering.

I'm looking for the cheapest, unlocked GSM phone that will let me wifi tether to my locked iPhone so I don't have to pay the obscene AT&T roaming charges outside the US. [more inside]
posted by birdherder on Feb 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Tethering an iphone to a desktop

How do I use my internet-enabled desktop PC running Windows 7 as a bridge to provide wifi internet to my iphone? I'm in an office building and have no ability to setup an actual wifi router from the main internet connection. [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Nov 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Missed Connections

JoikuSpot Filter: Everything seems to be in order, but I just can't view any web sites. Please help! [more inside]
posted by murtagh on Sep 25, 2010 - 4 answers

What to do about AT&T data plan changes?

Should I switch to one of the new AT&T data plans for my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Jun 2, 2010 - 12 answers

"Tethering" is a word that doesn't fare well being repeated over and over.

What is the best current option for tethering a cell phone to a computer? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Apr 7, 2010 - 17 answers

How to get high speed internet in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)?

How to get high speed internet (besides satellite) in rural Kansas (Williamsburg area)? [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Jan 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Tie me up; or, rather, tether me, please

I've got an HTC Magic (also known by the execrable name myTouch 3G) running Android 1.6 from T-Mobile. I also have a MacBookPro running OS 10.4.11. Does a tethering program exist that will let me use my phone to supply an internet connection for my computer? It seems that I can't use PdaNet (my computer would need to be a PC, or I would need a phone running Android 2.0). Do any other good programs exist that fit my specifications?
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Will it *really* be impossible to tether the new google phone?

While tethering is officially unsupported on the new Android phone, there is no Apple-style remote-app-killing service. Is there anybody out there familiar with the Android SDK that could tell me if tethering this phone to a laptop to share internet is impossible? Is it something physically unsupported in the SDK, or artificially blocked out by T-Mobile? Or will there be an app out like, 10 minutes after the phone is released?
posted by excitementMD on Sep 23, 2008 - 17 answers

Ideas for a Travelogue

A pal of mine is planning on setting up a website for a road trip, and in addition to integrating a blog, he'd like to track simple bits of data & information. Here's what he's thought of so far: [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Jun 25, 2008 - 8 answers

BlackBerry as modem under OS X: is Pulse the best connection utility?

BlackBerry as modem under OS X . Specifically, T-Mobile 8700g as modem under 10.4. Pulse seems like the best choice but also the priciest choice ($50) for the connection utility. Does anybody here use Pulse? Am I missing any free or cheap alternatives that match Pulse's performance? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Jul 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Is a Blackberry 8800 on T-Mobile my best choice for a data-heavy cell plan starting in spring 2007?

My (non-existent) ideal device is a Treo -- with wifi, GSM/GPRS, and either EDGE or HSDPA -- on a service plan that includes flat-rate unlimited data, flat-rate international data roaming, and a small amount of voice usage inside the U.S. (say 100 mins/month). So, in the real world, is a Blackberry 8800 on T-Mobile my best choice for a plan starting in spring 2007? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Dec 12, 2006 - 15 answers

GSM tetherering cell phone for Mac

I need to buy a new cell phone. It should have a text keyboard, work with a higher-speed EDGE/GSM network and most of all sync (address & calendar) + act as a bluetooth modem for my Powerbook. That last bit is a problem apparently: I am having trouble finding good actual info on which phones can do this. [more inside]
posted by neustile on Jan 26, 2006 - 19 answers

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