- 04-08-2011, 08:47 AM #51
It is more like pirating an app which is against the law vs using tethering which is a violation of a contract provision. You can go to jail for using a cracked app but you won't go to jail for tethering and breaking the contact provisions. It boils down to criminal law vs contract law.
- 04-08-2011, 02:55 PM #52
- 04-08-2011, 08:57 PM #53
I'm less then 4 gig a month and less then one gig on tethering. But. I got the text this morning less then thirty minutes after I tethered with PDA net to down load 5 megs of email.
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- 04-15-2011, 01:53 PM #54
- 04-15-2011, 01:57 PM #55
- 04-15-2011, 02:50 PM #56
I received the text but not the letter (yet).
1. Has anyone received both the letter and the text but ignored them and continued to thether? What has happened?
2. Has anyone been automatically enrolled by AT&T?
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- 04-15-2011, 02:52 PM #57
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- 04-15-2011, 06:41 PM #58
Called ATT about the text and email, many have dismissed them as scare tactics, but I'm not bout to call their bluff. I think their ability to detect unauthorized Tethering is more sophisticated then just merely assuming heavy data traffic = MyWi. I'm curious to find out if modifying the TTL (for Windows only) could circumvent ATT's detection. In the meantime I'll be slingboxing gigs and gigs of data on my unlimited plan.
- 04-15-2011, 07:16 PM #59
- 04-16-2011, 12:05 PM #60
I called pressed '0' to speak to 'operator' and voice message immediately notified me of (paraphrased) 'potential change to my account etc...'. Asked CSR about the text and email re: unauthorized Tethering, and that there must be some mistake since I haven't done any of the such (not true), they told me that ATT has 'detected' this kind of activity and that my data plan would automatically change if unauthorized Tethering continues after the date specified in the email, which is today. So I'll cease and desist and not call their bluff to keep my unlimited dats plan as is, ToS is on their side.
question; if we cannot tether via MyWi or through at&t, using our 'unlimited data plans'. then what is the use of the 'unlimited data plan'? (even up to 5gb) hours of YouTube??
has at&t just simply won and rendered the 'unlimited data plan' useless?
- 04-16-2011, 02:07 PM #62
don't know if ATT has won, but they got me beat (for now). I'm sure with all the clever ppl out there that's brought us jb'ing, carrier unlocking and so many ingenious jb apps, someone will eventually find a way to clear this new hurdle. So far, in theory, modifying TTL to 65 sounds promising but it's untested.
Power to the people!!!
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- 04-21-2011, 07:51 AM #63
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- 05-09-2011, 03:50 PM #71
From what I've found, I'd go with Tetherme....It uses the iPhone native iphone hotspot so it looks like iphone data to the carrier.... Hence its hidden..... PDANET is really slow.
I use tethering just for my iPad 2 and sometime my MBA
- 05-09-2011, 05:35 PM #72
- 05-09-2011, 05:49 PM #73
- 05-21-2011, 12:51 AM #75iPhone Nanite
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No Void In Contract
I'm surprised at how many of you just accept that since it seems wrong, it must be wrong. I have an unlimited data plan contract, and since I agreed to it before tethering was available, there is no mention of not allowing tethering. It seems to me that this is really a case of the populous being coerced by the powerful.
When high speed Internet and multiple home computers was an exploding business comcast and others were trying to charge Internet per computer. But this went to the supreme court and they LOST! They sell a point of service, and are not allowed to dictate what a customer does beyond that point.
This is the exact same thing. People need to fight this! They are just covering their asses for the too many people out there with unlimited plans, when they know they can charge more. So why not scare people and force people out of their contracts? That's the only way out of the giant unlimited data plan loop holes they've given us.
P.S.- I recently got both text an letter with only 5 gigs usage