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Tetherme and pdanet have received notices. Jury is still out on the new tetherme though....
05-19-2011, 04:29 PM #681
Tetherme and pdanet have received notices. Jury is still out on the new tetherme though.
05-19-2011, 04:34 PM #682
there's a new tetherme? i picked it up a few weeks after the iphone4 came out, when the jailbreakme.com jailbreak came out. is that the new one?
-petermoderation in all things... including moderation
05-19-2011, 10:10 PM #683
05-21-2011, 08:02 AM #684
I have to mention a clue that I had forgotten to post and maybe it's useful to developers of tethering apps.
My cut off date from AT&T was May 13 and if I tethered beyond that day I'd be crucified according to AT&T but the next day I had my phone on my desk and it all of a sudden just turned on without it being used at all. No call came in, I didn't touch it - it just turned on as if it had been remotely checked. Since the on sequence is only a couple seconds before it turns off I wonder if any of us even notice it since our phones are usually in our pocket and not right in front of us.
When I noticed this happened I instinctively thought it was AT&T checking my line right after the "grace-period" they gave me.
...oh and for those of you that are wondering, I've seen many people write here and in other forums that they are absolutely sure they never tethered and they got the TOD.
05-22-2011, 01:26 PM #685
05-23-2011, 08:52 AM #686
My cutoff date for my plan to get automatically changed is the 29th, lets see what happens.
05-23-2011, 09:55 AM #687
Just got a second text this morning from AT&T:
Originally Posted by AT&T
I tethered ~4 days or so past the cut off, haven't used it since and drastically reduced data usage and still getting the wrath of AT&T and they say there is nothing that can be done to stop my plan being changed.
05-23-2011, 10:17 AM #688
While that certainly sucks, AT&T was also quite clear that if you tether past the date on the notice, your plan will be changed. You tethered after the date and now are receiving the promised consequence. I hope you can talk your way out of it, but I'd say its a long shot since you have already admitted getting the first notice and tethering past the indicated date.
05-23-2011, 10:26 AM #689
05-23-2011, 05:27 PM #690
I talked to the special dept because I got the second text and she explained to me how they can tell if your tethering they notice if something irregular comes from your data and that is how they are able to determine tethering and if your peruse the issue they have the right to monitor and look deeper to find where the irregular comes from it's in the terms and not worth fighting
05-23-2011, 09:13 PM #691
I feel bad for the people who get their plan changed. If you were worned and continued to tether after you got the text then not too much to say but, I guess At&T is not fooling around with this. I am running 4.3.3 32Gb 3Gs Fully Jailbroke and never got the text or E-mail used about 3 Gb last month. Also I wonder if the people that are near the end of their contrack are getting the message. Or are they are looking for people with a long term left on their contrack. Mine will expire on 7.3.11
05-23-2011, 09:55 PM #692
My contract ends in a month and i got the warning... Im also cancelling my account if my plan gets changed, i know thats for sure.
05-23-2011, 11:26 PM #693
I havent got the notice yet, I'm using an iPhone 4 32gb running 4.3.3 ( just upgraded a few days ago ) also I only tether my iPad 1st Gen ( TTL changed ) and I use around 7 or 8 GB a month , I used PDAnet with hide level one for about a month, I've been using tetherme for about 3 weeks now
05-24-2011, 04:31 PM #694
Is the data downloaded off newsgroups a really easy thing to detect compared with average user surfing data? Just wanna know just in case.
05-24-2011, 08:49 PM #695
Sorry guys... I've been reporting that I have been using TetherMe and changed the TTL on my iPad and laptop without a problem. I received the second TOD. I called ATT and they said something is triggering tethering. Well I am tethering, but I didn't say that. I played dumb and she asked what apps I use because they are having issues with some applications showing as tethering. She said Netflix is a problem if the phone is plugged into anything other than the wall to charge. I'm not sure what they would see. She said that LogMeIn is also a problem. I told her I do connect to my computer and I use an app to log into my work computer for email. She seemed to think that might be the problem. She didn't say anything about jailbreaking but did refer to the handylight app. I asked her to check the other lines on my account and she said my wife's line was flagged. That raised a red flag for me because my wife's phone has never been jailbroken. I thought it might be because I'm the primary, but the CSR assured me it wasn't. I filed their "appeal" so they could look into it. She said I wouldn't hear for a couple months. Not sure what I'm going to do at this point. I'm not under contract so I don't mind leaving. Verizon? Probably the same BS eventually.
05-24-2011, 10:19 PM #696
So this means all of these illegal tethering of ATT users will get switched SOON to a $45 tethering plan even if they use tetherme or planet level 2. No more tethering then. Just wifi.
05-24-2011, 10:25 PM #697
I'm so sorry they cracked down on u man, I havent got anything yet , if I ever get caught Ill just Get the 2GB PLAN for my iPad , I can live with no tethering , and u were using tetherme lately right? It could b that since u got the first notice they been keeping taps on u, I'm wondering how r they missing me for so long I'll keep the forum updated
05-24-2011, 11:20 PM #698
05-27-2011, 07:17 PM #699
A friend of mine just called me and told me his story. He told me that he received a tod on the 17th of may and that he called on the 19th and they told him that if he continued tethering after the 19th that he would have his plan changed. He told me that he continued tethering with PDANET Hide Level 2 and that he called today just to check (8 days of tethering heavy later)and he spoke with some lady that told him that his plan hasn't been changed yet? He also told me that the lady told him that if they did detect tethering again they would send him a 2nd warning stating they were in process of changing the plan which he never got even though he has been tethering an heavy he told me 70gb. So I dunno y'all take his story how you wish but it seems to me that the PDAnet might be safe guarding him for now. I say to myself, can it be safe to say since he hasn't received a 2nd tod warning even though he is still tethering a sign he's clear or is it that they're waiting to send the 2nd tod? How long does it usually take for the 2nd tod to show up if you are caught tethering? Im bringin this to the table hoping it sheds some sort of light... Prolly not hahaha. Let me knOw what y'all think..
05-27-2011, 07:22 PM #700
reading all these posts r making me hate att even more...the worst part is that i use att