Trying to Get to the "Root" of My Problem

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  1. BamaBelle

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    Ok, so I promised I would never as repeated questions that have already been answered, but I have searched this site as well as google.

    Quite frankly, I am confused and trust my friends here than some random self proclaimed "developer".

    The current situation:

    I have a 10yr old and a 5 yr old who managed to destroy their tablets within a weak of purchase from AT&T. In their defense, I procrastinated on buying a protective case, so my bad.

    They have been sent to assurian to be fixed, but long story short, assurian has "misplaced" them. Thats a whole nother story in itself.

    So, with no internet access except via mobile I cannot handle another "When is my tablet gonna be here"?

    So, i was snooping around the house and found a verizon HTC Desire 526 prepaid phone I forgot we had.

    Is it possible to use this with our AT&T service? If so, how?

    I am way out of my league here. I do know the adroid version it is running on is 5.1.

    Sincerely,

    Desperate in Bama

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    Do you use hotspot? Set the phone up for wifi access to your phones hotspot.

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    Exactly. If you have a plan that includes the Mobile Hotspot, it's a breeze. If your plan is one that offers it at a premium (with Verizon), you can add it on a day to day prorated basis, rather than paying for a full month. Just call them, ask them to add it. Use it till you don't need it anymore. Then call them and ask them to remove it. They will pro-rate the monthly fee.
     
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    Pretty sure it'll only work on Verizon & not AT&T

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    Sorry for the late response. With AT&T new unlimited data package, they disabled the hotspot feature. :/

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    So, apparently even if it did work, due to the fact that the att sims card is assigned to a tablet number it will not be compatible to use the phone number with a actual phone. Something about it being a "ghost" line. Regardless, i am on my way to att to reasign the number to a micro sim.

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    I tend to like to see for myself rather than just take someones word.

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