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

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    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

    Aug 1, 2008
    I see no way for AT&T to tell you are 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.


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

    Jun 25, 2007
    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


    Apr 5, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    If they do some heavy packet sniffing, they could figure it out.
  5. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    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


    Aug 4, 2007
    whatever, they did offer up unlimited data... I doubt they'd be able to tell :)

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