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Its the same as taking in a Verizon locked cell phone in to T-mobile and asking them to give you service on that phone.
 

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If you already have a cell phone you may already have a hotspot on it, depending on your plan. If not, adding a hotspot to your plan may be cheaper that adding it to your car. Worth investigating.
 

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If you already have a cell phone you may already have a hotspot on it, depending on your plan. If not, adding a hotspot to your plan may be cheaper that adding it to your car. Worth investigating.
+1 Every phone I've had for the last four years or so had the ability to create a Wi-Fi hotspot. It actually works really well.
 

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Yes I have hot spot on my phone . But as others have said there are times when the car and antenna will receive better service .
That said att use GSM as does T-Mobile and nearly all the rest of the world. Any att phone can be brought to T-Mobile service by changing SIM card. .So as I understand there are no SIM cards in the volt but some sort of hardware version of imei which if I am correct belongs to me as owner and I should be able to buy whatever service I choose , it seems a bit unfair gm would lock in only one service for data .
 

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Yes I have hot spot on my phone . But as others have said there are times when the car and antenna will receive better service .
That said att use GSM as does T-Mobile and nearly all the rest of the world. Any att phone can be brought to T-Mobile service by changing SIM card. .So as I understand there are no SIM cards in the volt but some sort of hardware version of imei which if I am correct belongs to me as owner and I should be able to buy whatever service I choose , it seems a bit unfair gm would lock in only one service for data .
Not true - it will work only if the phone is not SIM-locked to AT&T (e.g. an unlocked phone). I'm pretty sure the eSIM in the Volt is locked to AT&T. In addition, AT&T and T-Mobile operate on different LTE bands so there is no guarantee the Volt cell could even connect to the T-Mobile network.

I despise AT&T and would never choose them as a wireless provider but I do pay the $20/mth for unlimited data in my Volt.
 

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Enough said , now let's get some teenage hacker to figure out how to unlock the esim in the volt .nobody wants to be tied to any one carrier today ,things change too fast to be locked in. Proof is I've cut cable installed an antenna and Roku ,don't miss the 200.00 monthly bill . Same should apply to my cars data service ,it's how the free market should work .
 
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