How to tether the Nexus 6 on ATT

It annoys the crap out of me that carriers charge you for tethering your phone. They call it a “hot spot” and charge you a fee for using it even though the functionality is already built into your phone and you already pay them for your data allotment.

It’s like if you went to starbucks, bought a cup of coffee, took a couple of sips and give the rest to your wife. But your wife has to pay for another cup of coffee even though she’s just drinking yours.

It’s freaking perverse and I hate it.

On the Nexus 6, there are ways to enable tethering if you root your phone. However, I don’t want to root my phone, so here is a simple trick to tether your Nexus 6 without root

  1. Eject the SIM card
  2. Enable hot spot
  3. Re-insert SIM card