09-22-2013 04:37 PM
Went to the AT&T store for a different issue and the rep saw I had a Nook HD+ and wanted me to purchase this device. He claimed it would turn my AT&T 4g signal into a WiFi hotspot and allow me to use the Nook even if I had no native WiFi hotspot in the area. Has anyone had any experience with this? I figured he was full of hot air, but worth checking out.
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09-22-2013 07:39 PM
If you travel extensively and really need the features/functionalty this provides (is it costing about $50/month on a 2 year contract?), then it might be something to consider.
09-22-2013 07:49 PM
If you already have a smartphone with a data plan, you can probably add an option to allow it to act as a wifi hotspot. With Verizon, that feature cost $20 per month extra. Not cheap, but cheaper than a 2nd device typically.
09-22-2013 09:30 PM
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09-27-2013 09:13 PM
pay close attention to the amount of data you get with any plan - I've blown through my 2 gig cap in a couple of days on occasion, once because I forgot I'd left the hotspot enabled on my phone.
if you're running a rooted phone, you don't even need to ask your carrier for a plan as long as you don't watch netflix or otherwise pull in a lot of data. I think ATT pays attention to iphone rooting, but otherwise - especially with android phones - many monthly plans have enough data built in to let you check mail and read the web on a second device without it being worthwhile to try to identify tethering. Probably because most who do so also do the reverse and use phones over wifi when they're home.
10-04-2013 07:30 AM
For those in the UK with a monthly mobile contract with a data allowance from O2 (Telefonica), using your smartphone as a wifi hotspot for your Nook is no extra cost.
You are free to use your data allowance on your smartphone or on other tethered devices as you wish.
10-04-2013 10:06 AM
My iPhone through AT&T can automatically become a local wifi hotspot that I have used for my Nook HD+. Doesn't cost you any extra $ directly, but does count against your data plan.
10-08-2013 08:41 PM
I'm on Verizon (switched from Sprint) and my iPhone can be a "personal hot spot" and I can tether my HD+ or HD to it through Bluetooth or WiFi. Uses your data plan, so keep track if you have a limited plan.
10-09-2013 02:13 PM
If you have an Android phone (or a jailbroken iPhone), you may be able to use an app to provide yourself hotspot capability without having to pay for that feature. But, as everyone has warned, be very aware of your data usage if you have a limited plan.