I just got Google Glass! So excited.
Still learning how to use it, but really enjoying it so far. I thought it would be an interesting addition to the journey although its usability may be limited in some of the more remote places I will be traveling. Watch this space for more updates as I learn how to use it.
One thing I learned was that I would need to turn my iPhone into a Personal Hotspot to support Glass mobility.
I called my cellular provider, AT&T, to ask what it would cost to add this capability to my service package. I was a bit surprised by their response. I was paying AT&T $30 per month for unlimited data, a package that is no longer offered. To use my iPhone as a Personal Hotspot, I would need to ‘upgrade’ to a new plan that would cost $50 for only 5GB of data. What?
So I went to T-Mobile who I’d heard were offering some great packages (Geek Wire Article).
I found I could get more service with the T-Mobile plan for less money.
Here is the domestic package comparison:
|AT&T Current Plan||AT&T Proposed Plan||T-Mobile|
|Domestic Calls||800 minutes||800 minutes||Unlimited|
|Personal Hotspot||None||2.5 GB|
In addition to the domestic offering, I found T-Mobile’s international package was far more suitable for my travel plans. A big plus of the international offering is unlimited data and texting in over 100 countries.
I have been with AT&T for 10 years and have been very pleased with their customer service and coverage. But the numbers said that I had to go with T-Mobile, so I switched. So far, pleased with the new service. Thanks to Joseph P from the Honolulu T-Mobile store on Beretania Street for spending the time to walk me through the T-Mobile offering.