Originally Posted by PhoneGeek
The Nexus 7 LTE comes from Google, it is obviously a Google issue. I would expect a month.
It would be illegal for AT&T to prevent you from tethering, if they do you can file a complaint with the FCC. AT&T won’t try to stop you anymore after Verizon lost in court and paid $1.25M.
Use some tethering app meanwhile.
Went to the AT&T store today. Asked if my Nexus 7 was compatible with LTE. The clerk searched Google for AT&T and Nexus 7 LTE. She said yes. LOL
So I asked if my IMEI was going to activate properly. I have a prepaid AT&T SIM activated on 2012 Nexus 7 3G and when put into Nexus 7 2013 4G/LTE it will *not* access LTE.
So she took one of their SIMs and put it into my Nexus 7 4G/LTE and it showed LTE coverage. I said yeah, so what. What happens if I activate an AT&T SIM on my Nexus 7 4G/LTE device? E.g. not on one of your approved LTE devices.
She said she did not know and they could not tell. So, she got the manager. The manager said they have no way to check the IMEI because they have no database they can search for LTE compatibility.
However, they said if there was any problem they would insure LTE was working if I wanted to activate in store. The discussion touched on modifying IMEI or activating in another LTE device if the Nexus 7 4G/LTE did not automatically work on LTE. I mentioned the hotspot feature was also disabled by Google software, and they were not pleased.
They were trying to help and I thanked them for the information. But, I left with my T-Mobile SIM in my Nexus 7 4G/LTE. I will ponder what to do until the free 2G/30 days pass on T-Mobile expires. AT&T is selling data only on these tablets so they should not care how its used, hotspot or not. AT&T is really dropping the ball.
With all this SIM swapping, I also considered what happens if I put in a second new T-Mobile SIM in my Nexus 7 4G/LTE. Do I get another free 2G/30 day pass? LOL