iPad wifi and mywi on 3GS

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by pre3l2s, May 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2010
    Hi all,

    Just jailbroken my 3GS and using mywi to tether 3G to my iPad.

    Got a few questions about using wifi on the iPad.

    1) can o2 (my network provider) distinguish between iPhone and iPad data usage

    2) if the answer is yes to the above, will they charge?

    3) when I create a virtual wifi network using mywi, once I have finished browsing and switched off the network my iPad still says I am connected to the virtual network.

    Any answers would be much appreciated!
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    I don't think they are able to tell, just don't use a ton more than you were on your phone or be doing 500mb app downloads, that's what flags them.

    When you're done, switch your ipad's wifi off and on again, or connect to a different network, it's a known problem that it thinks it's still connected even though the mywi app is long gone.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2010
    fs454 - thanks for the answer.
  4. macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    They can easily tell just by looking at your user agent string when you browse the web. Whether or not they will charge you, who knows. AT&T hasn't done that to anyone yet that I'm aware of, but it's in their terms of service and they could do it at any time. There is a chance that they could charge you.

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