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    i'm not a die hard ATT loyalist but i've been with them for a few years now and pay a decent amount of money for 3 lines. i put up with their crappy customer service and high prices just so i can get a signal at work but the second they "un-grandfather" me, i will go straight back to t-mobile with my unlocked iphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcgee_jr View Post
    Not everyone that JB and uses tethering are data hogs, on average I use about 500-750MB a month, I just need the ability to use my laptop to RDC and other stuff when traveling and I shouldnt have to pay more to use it, the data from my laptop is no different than the data to my phone, period.
    It doesn't sound like they are going after those that use their data sparingly. In any case, tethering is strictly NOT in our contracts. People's sense of entitlement in this country is laughable to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by alude904 View Post
    i'm not a die hard ATT loyalist but i've been with them for a few years now and pay a decent amount of money for 3 lines. i put up with their crappy customer service and high prices just so i can get a signal at work but the second they "un-grandfather" me, i will go straight back to t-mobile with my unlocked iphone.
    Which will likely be ATT in a year's time?
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    At what point is AT&T calling data use "excessive"?

    I only tether every 4 days when I'm stuck at work with zero WiFI/Internet connection and am on a 24 hour shift (no sleep, gotta stay awake somehow).

    If we are talking 2-5 GB a month, then I see no problem with this "new" plan AT&T has. Well, I have less of a problem with it. It still irks me that I'm paying for "Unlimited", yet have a limitation in place.


    So what is the magical number?

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    for all the people talking about JB been bad, wasnt the supreme court that say that JB its not illegal,, so how can a companie like ATT denied u or restrict anything on something not illegal... tethering is by they standar but,,, just cause ur JB doesnt mean u doing that

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
    Says the person with limited data!
    If they didn't want us using it, they should of never offered it in the first place.
    Don't be a hater!
    No sir. I actually have unlimited data. And... they never did offer free tethering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
    $45 for 2GB? I'm lucky I'm not American. I get 6GB for $30 with Rogers in Canada
    In Finland its 17 dollars for 3GB. And I thought our phone bills were expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mori View Post
    for all the people talking about JB been bad, wasnt the supreme court that say that JB its not illegal,, so how can a companie like ATT denied u or restrict anything on something not illegal... tethering is by they standar but,,, just cause ur JB doesnt mean u doing that
    The title to this newspost is misleading. JB isn't causing issues. Those using programs only provided via JB are getting busted not for JB itself, but for out of contract tethering.

    Quote Originally Posted by amg212 View Post
    Actually, it's $45 for 4GB
    It is $45 for 2GB + tethering package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    The title to this newspost is misleading. JB isn't causing issues. Those using programs only provided via JB are getting busted not for JB itself, but for out of contract tethering.



    It is $45 for 2GB + tethering package.
    $25 for 2GB + $20 for tethering which AT&T gives you an additional 2GB so 4GB total for $45

    Quote Originally Posted by Game2Freak View Post
    Basically At&t has a special APN used for data tethering and MyWi uses it making it easy for big blue to know who’s tethering and whos not. It is reported that TetherMe and PDANet actually use the normal Data APN for tethering so At&t can’t see your sneaky little self unofficially tethering, both apps are available through cydia for a small fee. Check em out if you want to avoid the expensive At&t tax…

    Either use TeatherMe/PDANet and make sure the appropriate settings are on or keep MyWi and edit your Teather APN so that it matches your data APN.
    I received the TOD from AT&T while using TetherMe and I was only using 5 - 5 1/2 GB per month. So far I haven't received another TOD while using PDANet but I also cut my tethering down to under 2 1/2GB a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hossdawg View Post
    I've been keeping up on this thing since I've gotten the dreaded text from AT&T and I know for a fact that MyWi uses the same APN as teatherme/pdanet. I think that it's a matter of what iOS is on your phone, 4.2.1 on my brothers phone has never been told to stop tethering but mine on 4.3.3 has
    I am running 4.2.1 and like I mentioned in my earlier post, I got hammered. I am pissed because I don't tether but they say I have. Therefore I have no recourse of action. I am f@#*Ed with a capital F. I have been with AT&T for 10 years and they more than likely just lost my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramprat View Post
    I am running 4.2.1 and like I mentioned in my earlier post, I got hammered. I am pissed because I don't tether but they say I have. Therefore I have no recourse of action. I am f@#*Ed with a capital F. I have been with AT&T for 10 years and they more than likely just lost my money.
    If they change your data package and you truthfully have not tethered, I would give them a call. My bet is the heavy data texts were just that, heavy data texts. Now they are probably looking at heavy data users and seeing where that traffic is coming from. If you fall into heavy data (which has yet to be defined, but I would assume over 2-4GB a month), they are likely checking you for tethering. If you don't tether, I wouldn't worry one bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Game2Freak View Post

    Either use TeatherMe/PDANet and make sure the appropriate settings are on or keep MyWi and edit your Teather APN so that it matches your data APN.
    Can you point to some sort of walkthrough? I really like MyWi and would prefer to do this change than pay for TetherMe/PDANet to do something I already paid $20 for (and works nicely for my iPad 2 which is wi-fi only).


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    Looks like this won't help anyway. I got the 'tether-text' from AT&T a few months ago. I guess now I've admitted on the web that I tether (oh well) but played dumb on the phone with them a few months ago. I need to look at my contract a little more closely. I've been on unlimited data since August 2007; I saw some people making comments about iPhone 2G (first gen, I'm assuming) but I don't see how that makes any difference.

    Eventually we are ALL going to lose our unlimited data plans. Period. I'm just going to fight the battle as long as I can.
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    To the genius calling us " data hogs "
    What part of " this impacts only a small percentage of our smartphone customer base " do you not understand !
    This decision is about money and greed, plain and simple.

    I have been giving At&T close to $300.00 a Month for over 3 and 1/2 half years now. Not only does my data usage have absolutely no affect in the grand scheme of their network but I have payed dearly for every single unreliable and usually slow bit of data I ever used!
    If this story is true, I will be taking all five of my " out of contract " and unlocked phones back to Sprint.
    FU AT&T!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSR500cr View Post
    If this story is true, I will be taking all five of my " out of contract " and unlocked phones back to Sprint.
    You're going to take your unlocked AT&T phones to Sprint? Good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Promptard View Post
    13.99 (ca. US$21) for unlimited in Finland
    25 truly unlimited "all-you-can-eat" data with 2000 minutes and 5000 texts a month here in the uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSR500cr View Post
    To the genius calling us " data hogs "
    What part of " this impacts only a small percentage of our smartphone customer base " do you not understand !
    This decision is about money and greed, plain and simple.

    I have been giving At&T close to $300.00 a Month for over 3 and 1/2 half years now. Not only does my data usage have absolutely no affect in the grand scheme of their network but I have payed dearly for every single unreliable and usually slow bit of data I ever used!
    If this story is true, I will be taking all five of my " out of contract " and unlocked phones back to Sprint.
    FU AT&T!!!!!!!!
    The genius is me... and I am referring to those tethering dozens of gigs a month. yes, I would call them data hogs. If you don't fit into that category, why so upset?

    You mention Sprint. I had them for the past 8 months. Slow data, but it is unlimited and they don't care about tethering. If they had the iPhone and if they had the network stress ATT and Verizon do, you can bet their plans would change as well. Maybe not overnight (but hey, ATT's plans didn't change overnight either). For four phones, you are likely going to be paying right around the same price on Sprint as you did on ATT, especially when they slap you in the face with the $10 smart phone surcharge per line.

    I am still willing to bet that those who do not use a lot of data (again this hasn't been defined, but I would guess over 2-4GB a month) but DO tether probably aren't going to be hit with anything. ATT is likely looking at those who are using tons of data to see whether they are tethering or not.
    Last edited by sziklassy; 08-04-2011 at 06:04 PM.
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    Thanks for the correction. Tmobile, not Sprint.
    Sprint is CDMA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSR500cr View Post
    Thanks for the correction. Tmobile, not Sprint.
    Sprint is CDMA...
    TMO will also be great. You will have 2G data on your iPhone (though it will be unlimited!) until ATT swallows TMO up in the coming year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    Good. Kill those greedy data hogs. I laugh at those that thought this day would never come... You are raising prices and limiting data for everyone else.
    You're that jealous moron kid in school who would throw away your leftover lunch instead of give it to someone who asked for it because you're a mindless limp-wristed NINNYsh*t. Has it ever occurred to you the telecom MONOPOLY are raising prices!?! Also pukebrain, did you know you can get unlimited EVERYTHING from TMobile for $50 a month? Or how about their prepaid plan for unlimited edge and 1500 talk/text for $30. Thanks AT&T, I will now jailbreak and use my iPhone on TMo's $30 plan. Not like my 3G connection on AT&T is any faster than TMo's edge anyway. AT&T f'in blows goats anyway! Screw the new crappy iphone comin out; it'll just be substandard crap compared to the competition anyway.

    Thanks for helping me make the decision to take the TMobile plunge! F'in douche bags!

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    ^^^ lol
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