- iPhone Newbie
- 14 Posts
Just installed the benm.at tethering hack...
...and thus far, no problems with browsing forums, looking up homework, etc., etc.
I do have one question, though: how much use of this is too much use? Will having multiple tabs load in Firefox affect this? Downloading word or PDF files? Would it be possible to watch streaming video (YouTube, along with all the fabulous other sites that don't load on my iPhone) without getting sacked with the tethering fees?
Are my parents going to get socked with a random charge for me using this? I've been told it's okay to use it to look at mostly text-based sites (which is saving my bum when it comes to looking up homework right now!), but I'm unsure about using it for anything more than that.
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- 08-31-2009, 05:56 PM #6iPhone Beginner
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If you are with ATT, which currently requires a hack to do any sort of iPhone tethering, you don't have a "data cap" but I've seen posts on blogs where someone or perhaps a computer at ATT has detected people whose data usage jumps massively from one month to the next. Those people are flagged as possibly hacking to tether. I'd keep your data usage below 2GB if I were you. In my mind, that's about the upper limit that the most hardcore user could possibly hit using the phone legitimately, I just don't see how you could exceed that using the phone browser and features themselves. If you are caught, ATT might hit you with some nasty fines.
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- 08-31-2009, 11:55 PM #11
If it is your parents account I would not tether if I were you. If it were your account do with it as you wish as you would be the one responsable not your parents. Have you even told them your doing this? I know the minute I found my kid trying a stunt like this he would never be on my account again.
- iPhone Newbie
- 14 Posts
Probably won't try streaming video, though--for what chobbs said. Parents don't know, but since I'm not using it for heavy data-type stuff, I hope it's okay. Just wanted to use a full keyboard to send in assignments for class and stuff. If it gets socked with a charge, I'll own up to fooling around and pay for it - no problems there. But at least I know to be careful and use it spaaaaaringly...as a last resort before a due date or something.
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