AT&T to launch Mobile HotSpot app for Android on February 13, upgrades tethering plan
AT&T has announced that it will launch its very own Mobile HotSpot app for Android on the day that the HTC Inspire 4G will become available – February 13. Use of the mobile hotspot capability of the app will be subject to a $20 per month fee for 2 GB of data. But the Mobile HotSpot plan will be bundled with AT&T’s Data Pro plan, which offers 2GB of data for $25 per month.
So, in effect, if you want to use your Android smartphone as a mobile hotspot you’ll have to pony up $45 per month. That will get you 4 GB of data to use either on the phone or on other devices via the mobile hotspot.
The overage charge will be $10 per GB.
Also starting on February 13, AT&T will increase the tethering plan’s included bandwidth by 2 GB each month, without charging extra for it. Customers will still pay the same $20 per month, but they will receive 2 GB more each month. People on the tethering plan will receive a text message as soon as the extra 2 GB has been added to their account.
Via Press release