- 04-11-2011, 06:59 PM #2
I'd like to know as well.
I just got a message from at&t asking me if I knew that "...tethering your smartphone to a computer requires a data plan." I was advised to call a number or check on att.com/dataplans
I don't use MyWi. I do, however, use a lot of data. Thanks for any info.
- 04-11-2011, 07:09 PM #3
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- 04-20-2011, 06:18 AM #9
I have used more than 524 GB down over the last year, not using MyWi, but rather a Carrier something mod. ATT has only recently complained, and my last bill shows GBs downloaded almost every day since they have recently improved their HSPA+ network. I can now get between 1 amd 3 Mbps down.
Since I don't want to pay $45 per month for a 4 GB tethering data cap, I've switched to Time Warner cable modem at $29.99 per month for up to 10 Mbps. It is excellent. I have two computers and a WiFi only iPad attached. Works well, so far. Further info if any one is interested.
- 07-21-2011, 01:11 AM #10iPhone Nanite
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Any new news?
I'm not trying to beat a dead horse, but I was wondering if there is any new news about AT&T and if they are still going after MiWi users? If so, does TetherMe or any other app hide the data as tethering from the carrier? I have a conference coming up and might need tethering capabilities for some of it. I appreciate your help!
- 07-21-2011, 06:11 AM #11
They have not officially changed anyone's data plan that has been reported, every once in a while you'll read about someone's tethering service through MyWi being juggernauted and they lose any kind of legitimate connection (and in turn, any kind of real usefulness)...but i don't think AT&T has actually implemented any kind of actual contract change or anything, so far...like someone mentioned before...primarily just a scare tactic to this point in time.
But i do think once they figure out a way TO do it (that retains legality of changing a customers contract), it'll be a broad spectrum adjustment, and EVERYONE will report it.