ATT Says I'm tethering but I'm not?

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  1. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

    Dwalls90

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    We've noticed your service plan may need updating.

    Many AT&T customers use their smartphones as a broadband connection for other devices, like laptops, netbooks or other smartphones– a practice commonly known as tethering. Tethering can be an efficient way for our customers to enjoy the benefits of AT&T's mobile broadband network and use more than one device to stay in touch with important people and information. To take advantage of this feature, we require that in addition to a data plan, you also have a tethering plan.

    Our records show that you use this capability, but are not subscribed to our tethering plan.

    If you would like to continue tethering, please log into
    your account online at www.wireless.att.com, or call us
    at 1-888-860-6789 Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. CST
    or Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST, by March 27, 2011
    to sign up for DataPro 4GB for Smartphone Tethering.
    Here are details on the plan:

    DataPro 4GB for Smartphone Tethering
    • $45 per month
    (this gives you 4GB in total, combining both your smartphone data plan for $25 and the tethering feature, $20)
    • $10 per each additional GB thereafter, added automatically as needed
    • Mobile Hotspot capabilities are included for compatible Smartphones
    If we don't hear from you, we'll plan to automatically enroll you into DataPro 4GB after March 27, 2011. The new plan – whether you sign up on your own or we automatically enroll you – will replace your current smartphone data plan, including if you are on an unlimited data plan.

    If you discontinue tethering, no changes to your current plan will be required.

    It's easy to track your usage throughout the month so there are no bill surprises. For example, we send you free text messages when you reach 65, 90, and 100 percent of your plan's threshold. If you would like to monitor your account more closely, go to www.att.com/dataplans to learn about other ways to track your data usage.

    As a reminder, our smartphone data plans also include unlimited usage of Wi-Fi at no additional charge. AT&T smartphone customers can use Wi-Fi at home or on-the-go at any one of our more than 23,000 U.S. hotspots already included in your data plan.

    Thank you for bringing your account up to date. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve your mobile broadband needs.

    Sincerely,

    AT&T


    That's great, except I DO NOT TETHER ... but I am jail broken .. anyone else get these?
     
  2. err404 macrumors 68020

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    This is the second report that I've seen today!
     
  3. jshel1024 macrumors newbie

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    I got the same message this morning, however, I am tethering. If you'r not it sounds as if they are trying to get people who are using too much of their unlimited data. Do you use a lot of data?
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Call them and explain that you don't tether. See what they say.
     
  5. Biff... macrumors 6502a

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    I'm the same way, but hardly ever tether. It has to be based on your data usage.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I like how they throw that in there......as if my data plan for their network allowed me to use other wifi networks
     
  7. Jtony macrumors newbie

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    I called them

    They told me to quit using tether or they will cut my unlimited service , the emails says if you don't call them they will automatically change you from unlimited to 5g a month with tether
     
  8. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    For those who got the email, how much data are you using?
     
  9. Jtony macrumors newbie

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    I ask what my last months usage was and was tol 18g
     
  10. Howdr macrumors regular

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    I just posted today that At&t will catch people

    funny how they are reaching out now, WOW

    as long as you are not tethering or Downloading more then your plan or more then 5gb a month don't worry. The secrete cap is 5gb a month

    if you are using around or under the 2gb cap then your fine.
     
  11. KidStallyn macrumors 6502

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    18G??? I stream slingbox and listen to Sirius Radio for almost 8 hours every day and I'm only at 3.8GB?? What are you doing that uses 18GB of data in a month???
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    This makes me want to stream the largest videos the iPhone can handle on 3G overnight JUST to see how much I can use out of spite.
     
  13. Howdr macrumors regular

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    And this thread says you can do this forever and not get caught, they called At&t blah blah

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1082690&highlight=unlimited+iphone+data+5gb

    Its BS and your proving it!

    I knew people get caught, I have read it over and over since 2008 on the net.

    Now At&t is more sophisticated and can catch people easier.

    I have tethered since my 3g but always with caution. Like 3 to 4 GB a month.

    18Gb is abuse no doubt....... the thread says they use 90GB a month and was told thats fine they have unlimited.............BS
     
  14. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    GOOD LORD!?!

    18GB?!!

    Wow. 10 internets for you, good sir!
     
  15. err404 macrumors 68020

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    So you're the one who gave AT&T the idea! Shame on you!:mad:
     
  16. vincenz macrumors 601

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    There was someone here who said h used 90 gb in one month.
     
  17. Howdr macrumors regular

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    LOL no I tether, in fact I would join a class action suit against the charge for tethering, I contend its Double dipping. WHy pay for the same service twice?:confused:
     
  18. Jtony macrumors newbie

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    I mostly use netflix , I sit around I'm my truck waiting for a call , sometimes go 8 hrs with nothing to do so I was tethering iPad to watch netflix
     
  19. Howdr macrumors regular

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  20. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Same here. I'd join in a heartbeat. I especially believe this if you're under a known cap. It's 2GB no matter how you use it. Ridiculous!
     
  21. Howdr macrumors regular

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    You cant watch Netflix on Ipad yet? I thought you could?
     
  22. Awjvail macrumors 6502

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    "As a reminder, our smartphone data plans also include unlimited usage of Wi-Fi at no additional charge."

    How generous of them not to charge for Wifi.
     
  23. Jtony macrumors newbie

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    18g

    My usage was a little down this month I was on vacation a few days, last month I used 26g , guy @ATT told me alot of people go over the 50g mark a month
     
  24. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    What don't you understand. He tethers his phone Internet to watch netflixs on his iPad. I prefer the bigger screen.
     
  25. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol:D
    They are very generous.
     

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