This is a discussion on Nexus One Wi-Fi Hotspot really cost $20 extra per month? within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by MyNexus Just wondering how to do this. I am on T-Mobile and as you might have guessed I am a brand new ...
It's not the wifi itself you would be paying for, it's the tethering. Wifi itself doesn't let you connect to internet magically, your phone needs a signal from your carrier and that's what carriers want to charge you for because you would be using their service to connect to the internet, and generally speaking, tethering will eat up more bandwidth then your phone alone.
lol, well that wifi you were using was connected to an ISP. wifi does not mean internet by itself. it needs a service provider first; in this case it's AT&T or Tmobile or whatever you happen to use.
for example if you have a wireless router and you only plug the power cable, you will have wifi all around and you can even have your own local network, but you won't be able to connect to the internet until you plug it into a modem that let's you go online.
i understand all that mate what i was meaning was you dont have to pay your phone carrier for wifi,well not where i live lol
i have the 91 froyo build and i am using the hotspot for my laptop and 2 others in the office...works like a charm...no issues as of yet!