AT&T Pursuing Unofficial Tethering Messages - Adding Tethering Plan

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  1. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

    Maverick1337

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    According to 9to5Mac http://www.tipb.com/2011/04/26/att-continuing-crackdown-unofficial-mywi-tethering/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheIphoneBlog+%28TiPb%3A+iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+iPod%29&utm_content=Twitter AT&T is now pursuing their initial warnings and adding the tethering plans without question. Below is the received text message.


    Text Message: AT&T Free Msg: We’ve noticed you’re continuing to enjoy the tethering feature with your smartphone service. Remember, you need a tethering plan ($45/mo, incl. 4GB) to use this feature, so we’re planning to update your line with the required plan soon. Visit att.com/dataplans or call 888-860-6789.
     
  2. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502

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    I got the initial message and was never tethering.

    If they send me this message after I STILL have not been tethering I will be leaving the iPhone and AT&T.

    Good riddance.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Eh, not really. It's a great way out of contract without paying an ETF if they change your contract.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Really? I never thought of that.
    Would they let you out though or still try to charge you an ETF? Sounds like they're not changing the contract just enforcing the rules of your contract stating that unlimited data is only to be used by the particular device etc....
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    You are mistaken

    This will not give you grounds to get out of the ETF

    You are the one breaching your contract, not them

    They are merely forcing you to adhere by plan rules
     
  7. Maverick1337 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In a past thread someone quoted AT&T's TOS and they would be able to terminate your contract and make you pay the ETF. It's not a cheap way to get out by any means.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Well, that would suck even more:D
     
  9. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    i can smell class action coming att's way. i havent tethered recently at all but they keep sending me these texts.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont know but that doesnt make much sense either.
    Sue them for not letting you tether for free? You're not supposed to be tethering without a tethering plan to begin with.
     
  11. Maverick1337 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Keyword is "recently" and if you're doing it without the proper tethering plan you're liable.
     
  12. TC25, Apr 26, 2011
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    This oft posted phrase about a class action lawsuit reminds me of the following dialog from True Grit

    Ned Pepper: What's your intention? Do you think one on four is a dogfall?
    Rooster Cogburn: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. (or file a class action lawsuit) Which'll it be?
    Ned Pepper: I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.
    Rooster Cogburn: Fill your hands, you son of a b1tch!

    IOW, people who don't know the difference between a lawsuit and a birthday suit trot out 'class action lawsuit' as if it's like showing a crucifix to a vampire. Bold talk from people who don't have clue and couldn't find one with a GPS.
     
  13. err404, Apr 26, 2011
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    Just two days ago you were trying to get PDAnet installed along side MyWi... are you sure that you didn't sling some tethered data while testing?
    If you ran any tests to make sure that tethering was still functional after installing the products, you may have tripped a flag.
     
  14. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Based on what? Did they send you a text saying they were changing your plan?

    After looking back.....yeah I could see why they got a text.

    20-35gb :eek:
     
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    bahahaha.
     
  17. Collin789 macrumors regular

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    I want to know how many of the people that have been getting these messages that ARE on the unlimited data plan...especially this new one that they are sending out. How many of you are getting this message but don't use MyWi or any other tethering app?
     
  18. mulo macrumors 68020

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    the question is, do the surpass apple in time spent on the device? i think not.
     
  19. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    huh? :confused:
     
  20. err404 macrumors 68020

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    Being that we don't know specifically what method(s) AT&T is using to detect tethering and that they could adapt their methods at any point; consider the using any of these apps to be at your own risk.
     
  21. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    What's the risk? :confused:

    Obviously, either you get 'caught' or you don't. If you do, you quit 'unofficial' tethering and;

    • Add tethering to your plan.
    or
    • Get Verizon's MiFi.
     

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