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I got to say my experience was the opposite. I had always used usb to my laptop and never received the warning. Then one day the wife and I were...
11-14-2011, 03:19 PM #1401
I got to say my experience was the opposite. I had always used usb to my laptop and never received the warning. Then one day the wife and I were out and needed the iPad2(wifi only) so I said what the hell lets give it a shot. So we tethered up for about 15 minutes or so. Well about 5 days later I get the warning text and email. Called and gave the usual play dumb excuse. Haven't tethered since then and haven't received anymore warnings.
11-14-2011, 05:28 PM #1402
11-15-2011, 07:32 AM #1403
I realize that there are far more numerous ways of detecting tethering, but if the above is true, it would be the easiest and most cost effective way for AT&T to detect it, through the use of these built in protocols, that are directed through specific channels at AT&T.
I know this thread is dying, but I would love to hear some of the more intellectuals input on these thoughts. Tell me how stupid I am...
Thanks for listening.
11-15-2011, 08:48 AM #1404
I'll have to say you might be onto something with your logic. Prior to ios 4.3 including support for native tethering with AT&T, mywi used the iPhones wifi fiction as an adhoc connection with other devices. That was mywi 4.0 I believe. After the update to 4.3 mywi adopted infrastructure mode and used the iPhones native protocols. You can see the update log on the mywi page in Cydia. After that update is when I received my first warning text. A friend of mine still uses mywi 4.0 on iOS 4.1. He's not tech savvy so I used to do his updates until he moved. But he still hasn't received a single warning with mywi and he uses his phone as his only source of home Internet
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11-15-2011, 09:45 AM #1405
Wifi only. Never used Bluetooth. When using USB I have my TTL changed and use safari browser with the user agent switched to iPhone 4.1. Funny how I never received a notice till I tethered the iPad.
11-16-2011, 08:52 PM #1406
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11-18-2011, 08:47 AM #1407
Can more people confirm this theory... I am sitting on two warnings and have started a tread somewhere here when first received a warning so I don't want to gamble now... Thanks!
06-04-2012, 09:47 AM #1408
Man, they are pretty heavy handed. I tried to play dumb that I was streaming music and didn't know what tethering. They are going to stick me on a tethering plan with 5 GB monthly for $50.00/month and are not giving me the option to not have this happen (next month). They said I have to wait until they implement the change, and then I can move to 2 GB a month if I want but they are not going to let me continue with unlimited. They said I should have called when I was getting the warnings and it is too late now. I told them that this would be the last straw that has me changing carriers and their response was basically, "Okay. See ya".
06-04-2012, 09:11 PM #1409
What's weird is I got 2 tethering warnings (I called both times to dispute charges) then I got a notice that my plan was going to change since they said I was still tethering after 2 warnings. Well that was 3 or 4 months ago and I still have my unlimited plan! I don't know if they messed up or if it just hasn't changed yet but so far so good.. I sure hope they don't change my plan though.
I only use a few GB a month and they've been throttling my data over 3GB so if my plan changes I'll probably just change providers when the iPhone 5 comes out. I didn't want to use Verizon or Sprint before since their iPhone data speeds were slower, but the 5 should have 4G LTE so that won't be holding me back anymore!
01-02-2014, 12:33 PM #1410
I've never used over 3GB a month and never used the USB. Finally got a text msg from AT&T "Because you use your smartphone as a mobile hot spot, your plan has been updated to a DataPro 5GB plan which includes mobile hotspot capability. Questions: call 1.866.679.7136 or visit att.com/dataplans"
01-02-2014, 12:42 PM #1411
Are you using your phone for tethering?He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
01-02-2014, 12:44 PM #1412
Yea. I share it for my iPad and for my daughter's iphone and occasionally for my laptop via Wifi.
01-02-2014, 12:58 PM #1413
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01-02-2014, 01:17 PM #1415
I've not heard of AT&T doing this for a long time. Everybody's metered these days, even those on "unlimited" plans, so there's no need for this kind of ****** behavior. This has to do AT&T more harm than good. The day is coming where you'll just pay for data and carriers won't be able to tell you what you can and can't do with it.
One word of advice chuenwe: Verizon.
01-02-2014, 01:22 PM #1416
Tethering ties up bandwidth which mobile usage does not. The whole way CDMA works was never designed for tethering which is why they charge more, it's nothing to do with the amount of data used, just the way its used.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
01-02-2014, 01:37 PM #1417
I'm also surprise that I've been using MyWi every since it came out and I've seen people getting caught all the time while they finally get to me after years of using tethering.
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01-02-2014, 01:40 PM #1418
So you're hogging bandwidth which is why they charge extra, nothing to do with being greedy and everything to do with stoping people stoppingr people stopping other people using the network.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
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01-02-2014, 01:45 PM #1420