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Old May 7, 2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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Watching netflix movie on iPad...streaming using jailbreak iPhone.

Just got my new iPad!!! I have a jail broke iPhone running mywi. On avg a streaming video from netflix uses 1.8 GB of data.

I'm wondering if I'll get into any "trouble" with AT&T for using that much data through my iPhone. Anyone have any exp with that or have any opinions?

I know with my cell phone contract I have "unlimited" data. But obviously they didn't plan on it being used this way.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Old May 7, 2010, 02:14 PM   #2
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Old May 7, 2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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Guess I'm being paranoid!!!
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Old May 7, 2010, 02:44 PM   #4
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A) Your iphone's battery wont last for the whole movie when using MyWi.

B) I doubt you get enough bandwidth over 3g to stream a netflix movie, but I could be wrong on this one...
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Old May 7, 2010, 02:52 PM   #5
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A) Your iphone's battery wont last for the whole movie when using MyWi.

B) I doubt you get enough bandwidth over 3g to stream a netflix movie, but I could be wrong on this one...


I was on vacation this week and streamed netflix from my tethered iPhone with great results. My download speed was up to 200kbps and the video quality was flawless. It was actually twice as fast as the hotel's wifi, which would stop to buffer in netflix. I kept my phone plugged into the charger the entire time, but I used at least 3gb of data.
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Old May 7, 2010, 03:03 PM   #6
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A) Your iphone's battery wont last for the whole movie when using MyWi.

Sorry meant to add that I'm using from a location where my iPhone can be plugged into a wall.


B) I doubt you get enough bandwidth over 3g to stream a netflix movie, but I could be wrong on this one...
I tested a movie for a few mins and no problems regarding the bandwidth.


My question is will AT&T come down on us that are using our iPhones in this manner? I would think we would be ok since we are supposed to have a tethering feature with the 3GS.
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Old May 7, 2010, 03:13 PM   #7
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Just got my new iPad!!! I have a jail broke iPhone running mywi. On avg a streaming video from netflix uses 1.8 GB of data.

I'm wondering if I'll get into any "trouble" with AT&T for using that much data through my iPhone. Anyone have any exp with that or have any opinions?

I know with my cell phone contract I have "unlimited" data. But obviously they didn't plan on it being used this way.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
I have been doing this a while before my ipad came along with mynetbook. I have used over 14GB some months, with no notices from AT&T.
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Old May 7, 2010, 03:15 PM   #8
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The whole experience made me laugh at the concept of a two hundred and fifty megabyte a month data plan.
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Old May 7, 2010, 03:24 PM   #9
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I have been doing this a while before my ipad came along with mynetbook. I have used over 14GB some months, with no notices from AT&T.
Thanks for that info. Guess I'll give it a go!
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Old May 7, 2010, 11:57 PM   #10
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I thought the iPhone unlimited plan had a 5gb cap on it?
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Old May 8, 2010, 12:26 AM   #11
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I tested a movie for a few mins and no problems regarding the bandwidth.


My question is will AT&T come down on us that are using our iPhones in this manner? I would think we would be ok since we are supposed to have a tethering feature with the 3GS.
It's fairly simple. You're not "supposed" to have tethering. Your agreement with AT&T specifically reinforces that. Will AT&T do anything about it? It's unlikely. Could they? If they chose to, yes--and they would be within their rights.
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Old May 12, 2010, 01:15 PM   #12
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- I've streamed Netflix over iPhone 3GS w/ MyWi with good results

- I doubt you'll use much more data than anyone who uses video streaming applications on the iPhone, such as Slingplayer, TVants, YouTube, AirVideo, Justin.tv, Ustream... etc.

YMMV
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Old May 14, 2010, 12:10 PM   #13
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I've also had a good experience streaming Netflix on my iPad using MyWi/iPhone. Same goes for Slingplayer, AirVideo, Simplify Media, LogMein, you name it.
Netflix streams are usually around 1.8G and AirVideo converted movies 900M. I use around 12gb of data a month with no problems.
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Old May 16, 2010, 03:10 PM   #14
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There is (currently) no 5GB cap on the iPhone plan, so you're fine.
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Old May 21, 2010, 08:14 PM   #15
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Don't sweat it.... I use way more than that watching movies from my phone without tethering and I haven't heard anything. And I mean I use wayyyyyyyy more than 1.8
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Old Jun 3, 2010, 12:50 AM   #16
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Old Jun 3, 2010, 08:59 AM   #17
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Just don't change your iPhone plan to the new and horrible 2GB limited plan.
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Old Jun 4, 2010, 11:38 PM   #18
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You should be fine. I've been streaming movies over my iPhone forma while with no issues from AT&T.
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Old Jun 7, 2010, 08:11 AM   #19
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I can't get netflix or abc to run when I'm trying to use mywi. Is there anything special I forgot to do?! eta: I can check email, search the web, and play most games while on mywi.
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