downloading torrents via tethering, get out of contract?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by yourmamaissofat, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. yourmamaissofat macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2008
    If I continue to do this nonstop, at&t should eventually notice right? What are the penalites, will they cancel my contract? I am in New york and so annoyed with the service, i will do anything to get out of my contracct to go to tmobile. Is this my best bet?
  2. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2009
    No, they will probably just charge you extra and remind you that tethering isn't allowed on AT&T
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Don't count on it. Never heard of anyone getting cancelled for data abuse before.
  4. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    You won't get charged for extra data use. You have unlimited for a reason, use it however you want. Trust me, ATT doesnt care. They dont look into your account and look over your data use thats just stupid. Back in early january of 08, I hacked my phone with SwirlyMMS to get MMS on my iphone and ON MY BILL it said under messages: MMS Messages and it listed off each one. Now let me ask you a question. If ATT actually looked into accounts, do you think it would be odd for them to see an iphone sending MMS messages? I mean it was clearly half a year before 3.0 came out so no iphone had MMS. So bottom line, ATT doesnt care, they have 10's of millions of people on their system to be "looking over" they're not going to see your "excessive" data use.
  5. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    They wont care because they are going to hit you with a 500+ bill.
  6. daze macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2006
    San Jose, California
    This may backfire, and regardless of what some people think, if you generate a lot of traffic as would be the case with torrents, you will get noticed. However, they may hit you with a large data bill because you are breaking rules.

    I'd hazard to suggest that you look at their cancellation fee, and cough that up instead of finding a shortcut unless you like getting nasty surprises (i.e. bills).

    My two cents.

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