+ Reply
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Tethering.

is a discussion within the

File Mods

forums, a part of the

iPhone Modding

section;
Hey there, I've got an iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 jailbroken with greenpois0n. So my iPhone plan currently does NOT have internet tethering enabled, but I wanted to try it out.
...
  1. #1
    iPhone? More like MyPhone NinetyFour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts

    Default Tethering.
    Hey there, I've got an iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 jailbroken with greenpois0n. So my iPhone plan currently does NOT have internet tethering enabled, but I wanted to try it out. So naturally, I downloaded a tweak from Cydia to enable tethering. But my question is this:

    Will my carrier charge me additional charges if I tether?
    Owner of the Unofficial ModMyi Palringo Chat Group. Join today!

    We've got information in the information age but do we know what life is outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

  2. #2
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    If you have an unlimited data plan that is required with an iPhone contract you don't have to worry about it.

  3. #3
    iPhone? More like MyPhone NinetyFour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas490 View Post
    If you have an unlimited data plan that is required with an iPhone contract you don't have to worry about it.
    Believe me or not, I don't have an unlimited data plan. I have 500mb a month. I don't know why you would think I do have an unlimited plan.
    Owner of the Unofficial ModMyi Palringo Chat Group. Join today!

    We've got information in the information age but do we know what life is outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

  4. #4
    iPhoneaholic dotFIVE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    494
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 82 Times in 79 Posts

    Who's your carrier? I think if you use an external tethering app such as TetherMe or MyWi, you should be pretty safe. Just don't use too much data on tethering and capture some unnecessary attention. I have the $10 unlimited data plan for T-Mobile and I've tethered a couple of times... so far no tethering charge.

  5. #5
    iPhone? More like MyPhone NinetyFour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts

    I live in Canada. Believe it or not, Americans, but people outside of America actually exist! And they also have iPhones! Crazy huh? lol just playing.

    But yeah, my Canadian carrier doesn't require an unlimited data plan for iPhone so I have the 500mb one. Will I be able to use tethering without having to pay extra? If I tether, will it just use up my 500mb a month data?
    Owner of the Unofficial ModMyi Palringo Chat Group. Join today!

    We've got information in the information age but do we know what life is outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

  6. #6
    iPhoneaholic dotFIVE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    494
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 82 Times in 79 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by NinetyFour View Post
    I live in Canada. Believe it or not, Americans, but people outside of America actually exist! And they also have iPhones! Crazy huh? lol just playing.
    Don't know what got you started on that thought... I never stated you were American, but anyway, I guess it all depends on how strict your carrier is. Using a third-party tethering app on a jailbroken iPhone, I don't think I've seen anyone who got "caught" and were charged extra. Data is data. Try it out and see what happens.

  7. #7
    Super Penguin Mod i.Annie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    16,907
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked 2,202 Times in 1,924 Posts

    They probably wont charge you extra for tethering, they have no way of knowing how you're using your data.

    Aside from that, it's pretty easy to burn up 500MB, then again 500MB isn't a lot either so I don't see why the carrier would get suspicious about your usage.

    It's relatively easy to use up a lot of data when tethering. The computer loads more than the phone, it will in most instances use more data to for example load a webpage than the iPhone which may or may not load into a mobile version. I've calculated the data usage for browsing the web with my iPhone for instance may use 50MB a day, tethering it may use 70MB for the same amount of activity (more or less). Just be careful with tethering. I notice my data jumps up rather quickly when I do have to tether sometimes.

  8. #8
    iPhone? More like MyPhone NinetyFour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts

    Thanks for the great answers.
    Owner of the Unofficial ModMyi Palringo Chat Group. Join today!

    We've got information in the information age but do we know what life is outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

  9. #9
    iPhone? More like MyPhone MJedi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    127
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts

    Which file/tweak did you download from Cydia to enable tethering? I'm looking for the same feature before I upgrade to 4.2.1. Thanks!

  10. #10
    Super Penguin Mod i.Annie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    16,907
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked 2,202 Times in 1,924 Posts

    MyWi is the best in my opinion. Costs a one-time fee but well worth it.

  11. #11
    Retired Moderator StealthBravo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    TX  Follow me @StealthBravo
    Posts
    32,478
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 5,328 Times in 3,113 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
    MyWi is the best in my opinion. Costs a one-time fee but well worth it.
    I totally agree

  12. #12
    iPhoneaholic dotFIVE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    494
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 82 Times in 79 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
    MyWi is the best in my opinion. Costs a one-time fee but well worth it.
    Definitely. I've come to love that app.

    Is it normal though that when I use my iPhone hotspot on my Mac, my data speeds are much faster? My connection speed is only EDGE via T-Mobile, but the download/upload rates are much higher than when I'm on my phone.

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts