I don’t quite understand how something like this scenario here would even work.
This is how I understood it:
You have “unlimited” internet data.
… when you use your phone, that is …
When you connect your phone to a computer
and use the phone’s internet connection that way
by way of tethering
or by way of sharing the phone’s access wirelessly to one or more different devices
then, suddenly, another limit applies.
HOW can the carrier even make that distinction?
HOW can they tell whether the phone is not used directly,
but is used to allow other devices to go through it’s internet connection?
HOW can they even tell what happens?
HOW can they tell that you connected some device to your phone - essentially using it as a router?
… and, based on that, restrict data usage … by calling that “Hotspot … something”
This does not seem “legit”.
This strange restriction,
of which I don’t know how it could work or how it is implemented,
is what PdaNet (and some other apps)
are trying to work around - it seems.
Perhaps you can’t answer that.
Maybe someone else can?
maybe @xabbu and/or @linux-aarhus can help me to grasp what is behind this?
I’m pretty sure that we don’t have such things here in Europe.
(although it is - or has been - in the “Terms and Conditions” of my previous mobile phone contracts … it never truly affected me or rather how I was able to use the phone)