Any statement from MyWi?
Does anyone know if the compan for MyWi have said anythnig about the AT&T threats to transfer plans if they catch you tethering? Anyone know if it is possible for MyWi to update their program to prevent AT&T from knowing>
- 03-18-2011, 12:45 PM #2
I doubt the devs for MyWi would respond to AT&T, you're JBing so even though you pay for the data you're still in the wrong. Just like when Apple impliments changes to thwart JBers same concept. I'm not sure the devs could change it because as far as I've read they are reading the way your data is being transferred and the amount to determine that you are tethering without the plan. So I'm not sure how the dev would be able to change the way the data is accessed.
- 03-20-2011, 02:12 PM #3
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- 03-21-2011, 11:54 AM #9
Believe it or not, there are areas in the states where the 3g is faster and/or more affordable than the local internet connection. Plus, he is using skype to keep in contact with his son in Iraq.
But let me ask...What do you consider unlimited...? And how about being a customer since late 2001?
I dont really think its going to bite anyone in the ***. This is a chance for sme of these people to OPt-out of their Att contract with out facing any repercussions
- 03-21-2011, 01:39 PM #10
- 03-21-2011, 03:00 PM #11
Yeah... He tethers about every device he can. But mainly his laptop.
His son's tour will be complete by end of July 2011. Unless a ****storm is born from this latest debacle. Only time will tell.
I always thought I was an "abuser" until I saw his data usage. I run about 3-5.5,6gb/month. Little tethering as of late to other devices. Mainly streaming Howard Stern and heavy browser usage
- 03-21-2011, 03:14 PM #13
Unlimited wireless is for the phone... tethering is a completely separate "feature", for which the carriers charge. It doesn't matter that there are JB apps that make it possible, it's still a violation of your agreement... and to pour salt in the wound... in order to get the tethering option, you must forego the "unlimited" data option and "max out" at 2GB or pay additional fees for additional data.
I don't make the rules, I may not like the rules, but they ARE the rules, and as a contracted customer we're all obliged to follow them.
And the purpose/function of breaking the rules is not germane to the discussion... I understand the desire to keep in touch with a family member serving in Iraq, and I am grateful to that family member for his/her service... but again, THAT's not the point of this discussion...
- 03-21-2011, 03:38 PM #14
I agree Hank, unlimited on the HANDSET is what we pay for. Woody's friend is an abuser and should be targeted because he is doing all that illegal tethering. I see no harm in some light tethering to surf the web and check email and whatnot...streaming TV shows is not cool.
- 03-21-2011, 03:52 PM #15
... and not that it's relevant to the discussion, either, but I've been with AT&T since early 2001... and that earns me... NOTHING. I get a bill, I pay it. I get the service that I agreed to and I use it... whether or not Woody's friend (or anyone) has been a customer since Hector was a puppy has no bearing on whether or not they are expected to follow the rules...
... and I doubt trying to invoke the "material adverse change" clause will work since he is CLEARLY in violation of his part of the agreement...
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Finally, I am not intending to "pass judgement" on anyone... but you can't cry about the data limits if your aren't following the rules....
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- 03-21-2011, 10:20 PM #22iMore Intermediate
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I thought Apple already lost a lawsuit that said it is legal to jailbreak your phone.
Is there anything in the ATT contract that says you can not use 3rd party apps? Is there anything that specifically says you can not use MyWi?
- 03-21-2011, 11:03 PM #23
The courts have ruled that it is legal to jailbreak and install any software on your phone that you want. However, Apple is not obligated to support such a device.
The issue of tethering is a completely different matter. AT&T's contract states that it is not permitted under the terms of the contract. AT&T further has a provision for tethering which it will allow, but under specified conditions - namely, you must forfeit the unlimited data plan and subscribe to a tethering plan (at additional cost). That is totally and completely legal and enforceable.
Jailbreaking is legal, but installing and using software to circumvent terms of a contract is wrong, on both moral and legal grounds. IF the carrier can prove that you are doing so (and there appears to be evidence that they can via TTL settings, etc) you have no ground to stand on...
Jailbreaking and circumventing tethering contract limitations are two different things, and not at all related except that you currently must be jailbroken in order to install the software that allows you to circumvent the contract limitations.
This, obviously, is my opinion... I am NOT a lawyer and I don't play one on TV. I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, so YMMV.
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