AT&T might be charging me for tethering on my next bill

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hierobryan, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked my AT&T account online. Normally under the "data" link it says I have unlimited data, but now it says nothing about me having unlimited data, instead it says:
    U1536: Due to the recent change to your data feature, we are unable to display usage information until after your next billing cycle which begins on 07/17/2009.
    Anyone know what this means?
     
  2. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

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    Standard message ...

    Whenever you change anything related to the data side, "stupid" AT&T takes a whole month to figure it out!!! I upgraded from a 2G iPhone to a 3GS ... as such, I had to specifically add the 200 SMS message feature to the phone. That is a "data change" event and thus, I get that same message. So, assuming that you did an upgrade or change your messaging plan, it is the standard message from AT&T demonstrating how incredible bad their systems are that they can't handle changes.
     
  3. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    it is ATT updating your account. It has nothing to do with your tethering and so on.

    I had the same thing on my account after upgrading to the 3Gs
     
  4. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious how does AT&T know you are tethering? is there some way they can track that?
     
  5. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    That is the question we are all waiting for. I figure I will wait about a month to see before I start really using it.
     
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I get that message about 90 percent of the time when I check my account online. AT&T's craptastic tracking can't keep up with data for some reason. I'm pretty sure every other AT&T customer on here who has checked has seen the same exact message. It has squat to do with tethering.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Another "guilty consience" post at play.
     
  8. kas23 macrumors 603

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    As others have said, this is just a standard AT&T we-don't-know-what-the-hell-we're-doing message. Anyways, even if they did try something, just tell them they don't have a tethering plan, so how could you be tethering?
     
  9. entity macrumors regular

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    I think it'd be fairly easy to tell if someones tethering an iPhone. Obviously AT&T logs site visits like any other ISP, if they see you accessing flash based websites, ports from games, P2P, etc. it's a dead giveaway.

    Be careful IMO.
     

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