1. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    very well said explanation. thank you

    on another side note; i never thought i'd see the day whmurray would even ponder the thought of jailbreaking. that steaming pile must be getting more foul than we had thought
    hahaha X2!! U kno sh*t is "F"ed up when WHMurray is looking to JB lol
    06-06-2010 03:57 PM
  2. 3seven1's Avatar
    It is Apple that keeps you from tethering, not AT&T. They do it by not permitting you to put the app on your phone. Admittedly, they do it as an accommodation, in restraint of trade, to AT&T. I cannot understand how they keep the FTC off their backs.
    What? Apple allowed tethering with 3.0, AT&T is the one that doesn't (didn't) allow it.
    06-16-2010 09:11 PM
  3. whmurray's Avatar
    What? Apple allowed tethering with 3.0, AT&T is the one that doesn't (didn't) allow it.
    Not in the AT&T service area. Show me the app. Jailbreak and not only can AT&T not stop you, they cannot even tell that you are doing it.

    I grant you that it is AT&T's policy but Apple is the enforcer.

    What is your point?
    06-16-2010 10:21 PM
  4. 3seven1's Avatar
    Not in the AT&T service area. Show me the app. Jailbreak and not only can AT&T not stop you, they cannot even tell that you are doing it.

    I grant you that it is AT&T's policy but Apple is the enforcer.

    What is your point?
    I don't think I have point really. Your comment didn't sound right to me. Most if not all other carriers around the world allow tethering with iPhone os 3.0 while AT&T doesn't allow it.
    06-16-2010 10:27 PM
  5. whmurray's Avatar
    I don't think I have point really. Your comment didn't sound right to me. Most if not all other carriers around the world allow tethering with iPhone os 3.0 while AT&T doesn't allow it.
    Agreed but Apple is the enforcer. Without Apple, AT&T is toothless.
    06-16-2010 11:28 PM
  6. CTECH's Avatar
    Agreed but Apple is the enforcer. Without Apple, AT&T is toothless.
    Apple wanted iPhone users to be able to tether in 3.0. It was AT&T who stopped them, remember the exclusive contract
    06-23-2010 02:16 PM
  7. whmurray's Avatar
    Apple wanted iPhone users to be able to tether in 3.0. It was AT&T who stopped them, remember the exclusive contract
    Did you read what I wrote? What is your point? Do you believe that AT&T can restrict tethering without Apple's cooperation? What Apple "wants" is irrelevant; it is what Apple does that counts.
    06-24-2010 07:47 AM
  8. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    its going to be like paying $45 for 2 GB of data per month... thats a bunch of crap!

    I will pay $30 and be JB to tether and keep my unlimited data. Now thats kool!
    06-24-2010 04:49 PM
  9. whmurray's Avatar
    its going to be like paying $45 for 2 GB of data per month... thats a bunch of crap!............
    We say, "Steaming pile of failure." Of course, this is another case of AT&T talking about a product or service that they are not taking orders for.

    As to the price, in practice it will be worse than you suggest. You will pay $45- per month for a maximum of 2GB per month, whether you use it or not. In my experience, tethering is something that one does in fits and starts. After a recent storm, my cable was out for eight days. I ran four computers over my MiFi card. Needless to say, I blew away my max. I use it heavily when I travel but I often go weeks without using it at all.

    Quite candidly, I do not understand AT&T's reasoning on this. I cannot imagine anyone paying this price. Anyone who really needs tethering is well advised to JB. Anyone who does not really need to tether would be crazy to pay the price.
    06-25-2010 09:04 AM
  10. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    @whmurray

    Another reason I'm SOOO glad I'm keeping my unlimited plan and dropped $10 for MyWi. AT&T is crazy to think anyone will pay double for the same data they already pay for.
    06-25-2010 10:08 AM
  11. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    ATT is smoking the crack pipe
    06-25-2010 01:03 PM
  12. Kman's Avatar
    I can see no way that ATT can detect you using MyWi and charge you because it would violate their terms of use. If you want to be safe, you can make sure that you wont get charged by doing the following:

    Log into your ATT account online.
    Go to restrictions
    Disable the ability to purchase tethering, extra data, etc.

    MyWi will still work and you cannot get charged
    06-29-2010 05:14 PM
  13. whmurray's Avatar
    I can see no way that ATT can detect you using MyWi and charge you because it would violate their terms of use. If you want to be safe, you can make sure that you wont get charged by doing the following:

    Log into your ATT account online.
    Go to restrictions
    Disable the ability to purchase tethering, extra data, etc.

    MyWi will still work and you cannot get charged
    Surely these things are not on by default?
    06-29-2010 08:10 PM
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