Has anyone been penalized for tethering?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by lanray, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. lanray macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005
    So, before I got my iPhone, I signed up for a Moto V3x. I'd like to use it to tether to my PowerBook. I'm reading online all these warnings that I might get charged (I'm well aware that it's AT&T's right to do this). My question is: has anyone here been charged? Do you know anyone who got charged? A "no" is as good as a "yes".

    And, if you don't mind, any resources for how to tether the Moto V3x to my PB?

  2. meleemark macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    I would think that howardforums.com would be a better place to ask this questions, as it really doesn't apply to iphones, macs or anything apple related.....
  3. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005

    I don't think it has "nothing" to do with iPhones and Macs. I'm asking a question about the plan that you have to get in order to use an iPhone, and the usage of that plan (albeit with another phone in a specific situation) on a Mac computer.

    And, I checked HowardForums, to no avail. If you have a link to a thread there that answers the question, I'd be appreciative if you'd provide it.
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    I think he was saying it doesn't apply because you can't tether your iPhone to a computer to use as a modem....

    Edit: But if i had actually read your last post, i would have noticed that you don't plan to use the iphone but rather the iphone plan ...

  5. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005
    No problem. I'm pretty sure you can tether an iPhone to your computer, just not with 3G capabilities (and, if I'm remembering, it's kind of a pain to do so). I'm still curious about the original question. Anyone with any experience?
  6. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    I think it might be possible with wi-fi...but in a very hacky way.

    No tethering is facilitated on the iPhone as standard, despite bluetooth on the device. Shame really but then again the logic is, why would you? You can do a lot of it adequately enough on the iphone....
  7. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005

    anybody using their sim in another phone and tethering to their laptop?
  8. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    You can't tether an iPhone with Bluetooth or wifi. There may be a way to hack it but it can't be done as a stock option.

    If you tether a phone for data and use it sparingly you won't have a problem with ATT.
  9. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005
    any more detail?

    Just once in a blue moon, or daily but not so much, or somewhere in the middle?
  10. wakka092 macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    Yeah. I put the sim in my samsung sync a few times. As long as you put in the right user name and password you'll be OK.

    Now why is this thread here? HoFo is a better place.
  11. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    I was not aware that we could tether, and if we could why would it matter with an unlimited data plan?
  12. Juvenile macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I have tethered using the iPhone SIM in my Blackjack since week one. I have not been charged for using 3G data to date. I do however, get a jumbled alphanumeric text from ATT every time I do. There are previous discussions within the macrumors forum on this topic.
  13. FastangV6 macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2007
    How to tether Moto Razr V3xx with PB

    Here is a very nice graphical how-to tutorial for your situation (tether Razr V3xx w/ iPhone SIM to Powerbook via Bluetooth):


    Here are a couple other good resources that should help you.



    Just like the post above, I have not been charged for the data used while tethered. It seems to fall under the "unlimited data" aspect of the AT&T iPhone plan.
  14. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005

    Thanks. I'm getting my V3x back from a friend tomorrow, and I'll get going on tethering, etc. I'll keep you all posted.

    Edit: I looked at the sites. Thanks even more! It's funny, but after googling and then searching on HowardForums, I didn't find anything like this.
  15. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA

    I don't know if this affects your iPhone decision, but I used to tether my PBG4 all the time right up until I got my iPhone. I was on Verizon before, so tethering was great, with a fast, super reliable connection. It was awesome, and I miss it.... on my Moto phone, but I've found since I got the iPhone, I really don't use my lappy outside of work at all anymore. I have never had the need to tether anymore with the iPhone. I have my maps, and my email, and the net... everything that I used to do on my PB with a tether, I now do with a little device that slips into my pocket. Seriously, if you are the type of person that tethers a PB/MB... then the iPhone is the perfect fit for you.
  16. lanray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005
    have an iPhone

    I've got an iPhone. I think I kind of want to tether the V3x just for the fun of it, to see if I can do it, and for the rare occasion when such a thing will come in handy. You're right, though, I use my iPhone a lot and probably won't "need" to tether all that much.

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