Originally Posted by tompe
Are you sure about that. They should be able to see that you use the connection as a hot spot and just disble the data.
I wondered a bit about that because if you as a tourist buy this T-mobile sim card for $50 I think the contract says that you are not allowed to use it as a hot spot but of course it works to do it at least if you have an European phone.
Theoretically of course anything could be locked. The could lock down the firmware so nothing can run on it. They could make their datanet only pass traffic they approve of.
In reality, even on Verizon, where, except for the new ShareEverything plans, they want to charge you for using the Mobile Hotspot feature, you can install and run the FoxFi hotspot app with, so far, no consequences or extra cost. Don't even have to side load, it's in the app store and the phone doesn't block it or anything.