1. matsui_g35's Avatar
    phone: iphone 3gs black 3.1.2 jailbroken by Blackra!n.

    I have just installed MyWi to my iphone, i have not yet tried it. I am afraid i started using it that i would get charged by at&t for tethering.... will this happen?

    Please let me know if I will get charged if I begin tethering by using MyWi.
    11-22-2009 10:26 PM
  2. darksniper404's Avatar
    Possibly, are you going to go crazy downloading movies an such? If your only browsing you probably will not be charged. I can't give you an awnswer though and no one else can except AT&T.
    11-23-2009 06:35 AM
  3. matsui_g35's Avatar
    just minimal browsing here and there...
    11-23-2009 11:19 AM
  4. MustangLife's Avatar
    I have yet to hear someone being charged with tethering. Its always been rumors they will. I doubt anyone on here have ever been charged for it also.

    Josh
    11-23-2009 12:43 PM
  5. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    As long as your not watching you tube videos all day than AT&T wont question it , just remember you got 5 GB of internet .
    11-23-2009 01:18 PM
  6. matsui_g35's Avatar
    thank you guys so much...

    5gb of internet a month?
    11-23-2009 02:08 PM
  7. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    Yeah , theses cell phone companies tell us we have unlimited internet but in the fine print they put a cap on us . Its not that big of a deal to me the most I have ever used in a month is 1 GB .
    11-23-2009 02:24 PM
  8. MustangLife's Avatar
    I thought it was 6 GB but either or. I don't think anyone would ever come close to that much.
    11-23-2009 02:36 PM
  9. dok's Avatar
    on a side note...what would they charge you anyways?

    they don't offer a tethering option with the iphone even if you wanted one...do they?
    11-23-2009 06:40 PM
  10. Lacessit's Avatar
    on a side note...what would they charge you anyways?

    they don't offer a tethering option with the iphone even if you wanted one...do they?
    it wasn't offered as of last week when I picked up my iPhone. The only option they give you is to pick up one of their cards for an extra 60(?) a month. As it's not covered in the fine print, I'd bet their only recourse would be to limit your data usage if they do have a cap in there. And you might even be able to fight that of you wanted. "my plan said 'unlimited data' when I signed up".

    Dunno for sure though. It'd probably be worth the fight in my book. Might have to re-read my contract carefully.
    11-23-2009 07:28 PM
  11. Slone's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure AT&T has a 5GB (not 100% sure) cap under some kind of fair usage policy, as long as you don't exceed that you should be fine.
    11-24-2009 06:43 AM
  12. matsui_g35's Avatar
    this might sound stupid, but how do i calculate my usage?
    11-24-2009 06:59 AM
  13. Tramain's Avatar
    this might sound stupid, but how do i calculate my usage?
    https://www.wireless.att.com/olam/da...on.olamexecute
    11-24-2009 07:18 AM
  14. Slone's Avatar
    Settings -> General -> Usage and its under Cellular Network Data. Just reset it on the first of each month to make sure you don't go over.
    11-24-2009 07:24 AM
  15. Greenchunks's Avatar
    I didn't want to start a whole new thread, so I'll add it in here. I had PDAnet on my phone, but had never used it. I find the concept of MyWi to be far more useful, so I downloaded that and installed it. It creates a network just fine that I can connect to, but shows up as a local network only. (no internet). I read that PDAnet must be uninstalled for it to work due to some DHCP issues, so I went ahead and unistalled PDAnet, but still no luck. Does the phone have to be fully reset after doing that (hold home and power, re-jailbreak etc.?) for the settings to be reset to something that allows it to create a regular network, and not just a local one? Has anyone else had this issue when using MyWi?
    01-08-2010 12:12 PM
  16. g1r_g3n1us's Avatar
    on a side note...what would they charge you anyways?

    they don't offer a tethering option with the iphone even if you wanted one...do they?
    ATT is going to start charging for use of bandwidth. They are going to be changing their plans to be perMB data plans. I heard this from my t-mobile rep.. so dunno if it is entirely true. that means that if your using tethering, your going to be paying for that tethering on att. I suggest leaving that bad company.. or wait til iPhone goes total takeover of all cellphone companies (skyNET beta :P)

    they use to offer tethering if I remember and read correctly? but realized that they couldnt actually handle THAT much data over their ****e 3g networks.. so they turned the feature off... is that right? someone please clarify this if im wrong.
    01-08-2010 12:49 PM
  17. touchyphone's Avatar
    I've used MyWi for months and months now. I never get AT&T grief, never been charged or anything. I average between 1.5GB and 2.5GB of data use per month. (I am on the road alot, lots of Sirius XM/Pandora/Slingbox). I tether a hell of a lot to, but only for browsing, email, and basic internet stuff on my laptop. I love MyWi because you can just make it a hot spot and have multiple connection allowed, thats the best part. Use it and dont be scared. Free tethering, FTW
    01-08-2010 03:15 PM
  18. drian's Avatar
    ATT is going to start charging for use of bandwidth. They are going to be changing their plans to be perMB data plans. I heard this from my t-mobile rep.. so dunno if it is entirely true. that means that if your using tethering, your going to be paying for that tethering on att. I suggest leaving that bad company.. or wait til iPhone goes total takeover of all cellphone companies (skyNET beta :P)

    they use to offer tethering if I remember and read correctly? but realized that they couldnt actually handle THAT much data over their ****e 3g networks.. so they turned the feature off... is that right? someone please clarify this if im wrong.
    A nice unbiased source lol
    01-08-2010 03:29 PM
  19. mpafr012#AC's Avatar
    ATT is going to start charging for use of bandwidth. They are going to be changing their plans to be perMB data plans. I heard this from my t-mobile rep.. so dunno if it is entirely true. that means that if your using tethering, your going to be paying for that tethering on att. I suggest leaving that bad company.. or wait til iPhone goes total takeover of all cellphone companies (skyNET beta :P)

    they use to offer tethering if I remember and read correctly? but realized that they couldnt actually handle THAT much data over their ****e 3g networks.. so they turned the feature off... is that right? someone please clarify this if im wrong.
    Your wrong. Don't listen to a T-Mobile rep when they talk about AT&T!
    01-08-2010 06:39 PM
  20. Greenchunks's Avatar
    Your wrong. Don't listen to a T-Mobile rep when they talk about AT&T!
    Correct, the actual information is that AT&T is looking into offering incentives to people for cutting back on bandwidth, they have not said they will be charging by the MB.

    Anyone with any input regarding the tethering issue I'm having with MyWi? Only showing as a local network. I have checked to be sure that tethering is on in the settings, I have reset network settings (and the phone) after PDAnet was uninstalled, and still no luck.
    Last edited by Greenchunks; 01-09-2010 at 12:19 AM.
    01-08-2010 08:15 PM
  21. kalitr33's Avatar
    att is now charging for tethering. so yes if your using mywi then att will find out and notify you of it and maybe charge you. the going rate for the charge is 20 bucks
    10-08-2011 07:22 PM
  22. MustangLife's Avatar
    att is now charging for tethering. so yes if your using mywi then att will find out and notify you of it and maybe charge you. the going rate for the charge is 20 bucks
    $45 is at&t's tethering price not $20. And the basic data plan is 2GB's. If you use mywi or pdanet or tetherme, etc and only use 500mbs or 1GB its not a problem. Also at&t sends you a warning for extreme usage concerning tethering before charging you. But doing a big amount once and than chilling out for 2months is ok.

    FYI - There 3-5 big jailbreak tethering apps that are huge in the jailbreak world for 2 years or so now. People aren't being charged by at&t for tethering. I've been using MyWi for a long time now, never had a warning or a charge or anything from at&t but I'm not trying to use 5 GB's in a week either.

    Josh
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    10-08-2011 08:15 PM
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