Originally Posted by tyler9219
I called US Cellular just now and the lady told me I would need a tethering plan to use this feature. Has anyone heard differently from 611?
I just received the following email from USCC as I inquired about hotspot nearly 2 weeks ago:
I appreciate you taking the time to write to us about charges that may
apply when you use your phone as a hot spot for wireless connection. I
understand the importance of having this information before using this
feature so you know what to expect on your bill. With your $30.00 data
package you are allowed 5GB to use. Should you exceed this allotted
amount you will be charged $0.25 per MB that is used. Your overages
will never exceed $200.00. When using your phone as a hot spot this
opens your phone to be used as a server for nearby devices. This is
much like if you were to bring your laptop to a coffee shop or somewhere
that offers free Wi-Fi. This is considered to be a hot spot. When
opening your phone to be used as a hot spot in a public place, this can
allow your data usage to significantly increase as anyone that uses your
connection will be using your data. I hope this information has been
helpful as to how using your phone as a hot spot can impact your bill.
For more information or questions please feel free to contact our
Customer Service at 888-944-9400 or 611 from your U.S. Cellular(r) phone
Sure makes it sound like you don't need a tethering plan and the additional charges come when you surpass your 5GB... IDUNNO, Does anyone there at USCC have a clue on this?
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