AT&T adding Mobile Hotspot … to an HTC phone

Today, AT&T announced that the company is adding 2 GB to its existing tethering plan, bringing the amount of data for customers to use to 4 GB.

Additionally, AT&T will be rolling out Mobile Hotspot on Feb. 13. But not for the iPhone 4. Here’s a bit from AT&T press release:

AT&T today announced select smartphone customers will soon be able to connect multiple devices from their smartphone – via Wi-Fi – thanks to the new AT&T Mobile Hotspot application. The feature will first be available February 13, beginning with the in-store launch of the HTC Inspire 4G. Bundled with the AT&T Data Pro plan, customers will benefit from a total of 4GB for $45 per month.

iPhone customers will remember that AT&T was hesitant on launching MMS capabilities for iPhone customers, out of fear that increased traffic would only put a larger burden on the company’s 3G network.

This feels like more of the same from AT&T. With Verizon iPhone pre-orders starting tonight, this isn’t a home run by any means. At least for iPhone customers.

Article Via Engadget

Stephen Hackett, formerly a Lead Mac Genius at Apple, now spends his days running the IT department of a large non-profit in Memphis, TN. He writes about Apple, design and journalism at Like all twenty-somethings, you can find him on Twitter. Oh, and he has a dogcow tattoo.