1. iRooney's Avatar
    Okay, I know this can be done with jailbreaking in many ways, but until something untethered comes along for 4.2.7 I'm trying to scope out my options here....since it does appear that the verizon firmware always gets patched last....anywho here's my question...

    If I am on an unlimited data plan, what happens if I choose to add tethering to my plan? I get that it is an additional $20 per month for it, but will it kill my unlimited data and put me on a tiered plan? How exactly does it work in this situation?

    Alternatively, anyone have any clue of when untethered 4.2.7 will come around? Unfortunately I had no idea what an shsh blob was until I was already on 4.2.7.
    04-26-2011 01:26 PM
  2. imwjl's Avatar
    Okay, I know this can be done with jailbreaking in many ways, but until something untethered comes along for 4.2.7 I'm trying to scope out my options here....since it does appear that the verizon firmware always gets patched last....anywho here's my question...

    If I am on an unlimited data plan, what happens if I choose to add tethering to my plan? I get that it is an additional $20 per month for it, but will it kill my unlimited data and put me on a tiered plan? How exactly does it work in this situation?

    Alternatively, anyone have any clue of when untethered 4.2.7 will come around? Unfortunately I had no idea what an shsh blob was until I was already on 4.2.7.
    My bill and the usage app show my unlimited data for the device and the capped data for the hotspot or tethering.

    I have two iPhones but have never used one as my main phone or with this service for more than days. I will probably keep with iPhone use now because of a particular app. My account rep said my bill will not change.
    04-26-2011 01:44 PM
  3. JasonG's Avatar
    If you want tethering, the legitimate way, and chose the plan with att, then you will lose your unlimited data plan and have to go to one of the tiered plans. You can't have tethering and unlimited data
    04-26-2011 01:53 PM
  4. iRooney's Avatar
    They don't happen to offer a way of tethering by set usage and not time do they? I'd rather pre-purchase 2gb of tethering data whenever I use it. I really only tether to my iPad when I am out and about and need to get on it. I'd use maybe 100MB a month if that. If not they need to consider it. A lot less jailbreaking would be going on. The only reason I will be jailbreaking is to get PDANet.
    04-26-2011 01:53 PM
  5. mi_canuck#IM's Avatar
    with vzw, phone data is still unlimited, while the tethered data is under 2GB cap... works well... since you can stream pandora and what not on the phone and not worry, and still have 2GB for tethering only... whereas with at&t, you're stuck having ALL your data phone + tethering, under the data cap...
    04-26-2011 02:28 PM
  6. korp#IM's Avatar
    with vzw, phone data is still unlimited, while the tethered data is under 2GB cap... works well... since you can stream pandora and what not on the phone and not worry, and still have 2GB for tethering only... whereas with at&t, you're stuck having ALL your data phone + tethering, under the data cap...
    Yup you stay unlimited on the phone and 2GB for tethering.
    04-26-2011 03:12 PM
  7. j7469's Avatar
    One thing to note is that if you read the fine print to tethering, it states that all data use on your phone while tethering is part of the 2GB limit. So how I read that is, lets say your WiFi tethering an iPad to your iPhone to browse the web but your also streaming Slacker radio on your iPhone at the same time. In this situations all the data used from Slacker (iPhone) and web browsing (iPad) will count towards that 2GB limit.

    Has anyone noticed this or can confirm?

    Also, unfortunately Verizon has chosen to charge $20 per GB after the 2GB limit, so use it wisely!
    Last edited by j7469; 04-28-2011 at 05:30 PM.
    04-27-2011 08:12 PM
  8. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    In this situations all the data used from Slacker (iPhone) and web browsing (iPad) will count towards that 2GB limit.

    Has anyone noticed this or can confirm?
    That is correct. When you turn tethering on, the data "meter" turns on, and whether you are browsing safari on your iPhone or using a browser on your laptop, the data meter is ticking. All data when tethering is turned on counts towards your tethering cap.
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    04-27-2011 08:52 PM
  9. wrxnfx's Avatar
    Yes, confirming (my friend is an asst store mgr) that as a couple members have stated that the Verizon cap only applies when tethering.
    04-28-2011 03:04 PM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    Tethering without jail-breaking is prohibitively expensive. $20- for the first bit every month is really steep.
    04-28-2011 04:46 PM
  11. iRooney's Avatar
    Until they untether 4.2.7 I have no choice but to consider my options. I figured it would have been done by now n
    04-28-2011 05:22 PM
  12. Asunners's Avatar
    I used VZ tethering before I jail broke (4.2.6) and turned it on and off when needed as I only need it a couple of days per month. It is a little bit of a pain to do as you have to do it from their website via the iPhone, but I can confirm it works well (turned on quickly).
    04-29-2011 07:27 AM
  13. iRooney's Avatar
    Wait you have to go to their website every time you want to tether?
    04-29-2011 08:19 AM
  14. lmittell's Avatar
    ^^^
    No-- you have to log in (or call) each time you want to authorize the feature. Once you've authorized it, no further account log-in is required until you want to cancel it.
    04-29-2011 02:18 PM
  15. whmurray's Avatar
    ^^^
    No-- you have to log in (or call) each time you want to authorize the feature. Once you've authorized it, no further account log-in is required until you want to cancel it.
    Can you explain "log in (or call)." When log in? When call?
    04-29-2011 04:44 PM
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