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  1. N Triple A

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    if i use hotspot on my optimus t with cm7, will i get charged? I have unlimited data plans btw
     

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    I've used my Optimus T as a hotspot, and it just seems to use up the same data allotment as any other smartphone data action. Doesn't that built-in Android OS function pretty much eliminate the ability of a carrier to prevent tethering?
     
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    yeah, I know! its a contradiction XD. But it's good to know, since I don't want a surprise on my bill
     
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    Just a clarification... I talked to a friend who also enjoys tethering and wireless hotspot. But his Android is from Sprint, and Sprint disabled the built-in feature. He had to root his phone and install a tethering app. T-Mobile could have chosen to make us jump through the same hoops, but didn't.

    No idea what the combined AT&T&T's policy will be -- but unless they do deep-packet sniffing, there's likely no way for them to tell an active Android data user from a tethered data user. (Though I wouldn't put it past them -- I've heard stories of AT&T going back months to sock a customer for tethering usage back in the dumbphone days.)
     
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