AT&T Tells Jailbroken iPhone Tetherers To Pay Up

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JaredVegas, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Rafterman macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    Never underestimate a cell company's ability and desire to get money from people.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its part of the contract you agree to, so its not that they're being underhanded, but rather telling those that are getting something for nothing. To expect to be charged for it.
  3. iPadztr macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2010
    Pluto avenue
    so much for the wifi+tethering iPhone only :(... I hope this is not true
  4. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    From what I've has to do with the amount of data you're using vs actually being jailbroken and tethering. There have been people who got the notice who don't even tether but ATT is assuming they are because of the amount of data they are using.

    I use MyWi every now and then and got no notice but I only use around 700MB of data per month so it doesn't raise any flags.
  5. JaredVegas thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2009
  6. wenstinator macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    This is true. i tether but infrequently, and i did not receive the notice.

    AT&T cannot tell if you are tethering against the terms, if they could, dont you think they would have notified people much earlier? all data is routed through the iphone so it just looks like iphone usage.
  7. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    I just started tethering, and barely. Ill keep going until i get the message, I guess.
  8. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    My bro uses all the time and has no text message. His gig usage well over 4 a month
  9. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    no, you can tell if the data is originating on another device
  10. Chilean.Miner macrumors member


    Feb 17, 2011
    give it time, you'll get the notice
  11. wenstinator macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    please explain. based on if your ua shows a desktop browser? thats a pretty poor method...

    its probably based on heavy heavy usage, maybe bittorrent or something that you would only typically be able to access through a desktop.

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