at&t CAN tell if you are tethering??!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mad Mac Maniac, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

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    Ok so I have done a minimal amount of tethering using netshare and assumed that at&t wouldn't know. I mean I don't have massive amounts of data usage. I've used 279MB since I got it which was over a month ago.

    But when I look at my pageonce app which shows my at&t account it has a section for internet/MEdia pay-per-use which tells me that I have used 0.03MB and have a limit of 0MB.

    Does this mean bad things are happening? I don't see anything on there anymore about having unlimited data either. But then of course it also isn't currently showing my text messages, which it usually does...

    Any ideas?
     
  2. RobLikesBrunch macrumors regular

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    I see no way for AT&T to tell you are tethering...to them, it just looks like the iPhone is sending and receiving data...which it is. Tethering does go against your contract, but as long as you don't say "Hey guys, I'm breaking my contract and using my iPhone to tether" you should be ok :) Just don't exceed 5GB/month.

    P.S.

    I hate you for having NetShare >: (
     
  3. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

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    Ya, it should be no problem. Did you check your online ATT status right after you used the tethering? because a note under your usage states that it may take 2-5 days for your usage to show up.
     

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  4. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    If they do some heavy packet sniffing, they could figure it out.
     
  5. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    It should say Internet/MEdia Net UNLIMITED instead of Internet/MEdia pay-per-use. Here's what mine says:
    You do have a standard AT&T iPhone plan with unlimited data, right?
     
  6. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    whatever, they did offer up unlimited data... I doubt they'd be able to tell :)
     

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