How to tether behind carrier's back?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Doju, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Anyone have any idea how to do this? My plan on my iPhone costs $8/mb to tether, so I'm definitely not going down that road.

    I'm jailbroken so I hear there's solutions that way. Do you guys recommend PDANet or MyWi or another one?

    CAN BELL (my carrier in Canada) DETECT THIS IN ANYWAY AS ME ACTUALLY TETHERING? I'm not using the official method, but a jailbroken method. They can't find that, can they?

    Has anyone on Bell had any experience tethering behind the carrier's back? Or on another network even?

    Lastly would you recommend wifi hotspot tethering or bluetooth-computer tethering? WiFi is less… vocal, but convenient.
     
  2. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Well your carrier might not be able to tell that your tethering but they might notice the huge amounts of bandwidth going through your phone.
     
  3. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    They may never really notice.

    Last month, I used 5.7 GB just by using the XM radio app on my iPhone. The iPhone and some apps are designed to use lots of data.
     
  4. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'll just say I'm downloading a lot of videos from iTunes and streaming video. As long as they can't tell it's actually tethering, I'm good.
     
  5. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    I used the BenM method and AT&T never said anything, but I also didn't use it much since its still really slow
     
  6. thep33t macrumors regular

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    Later this week when I am done with my current project I plan on doing some serious looking at the packets from my iphone vs the packets from my laptop tethered. Obviously, the shape of the traffic would be able to tell i am tethered, but with a VPN environment, I am interested if the data looks any different. I have a feeling it will look identical, but I dont want to have random charges show up 6 months later on my ATT bill. Would be a pain in the arse to fight. If I do not get engulfed in something else before this, I will let you know my results.
     
  7. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Please do let us know what you find out. This has been a long-raging debate on this board, but to my knowledge nobody has actually examined the packets to see how/if they differ. If they do not, then all this worry about being "caught" tethering is pointless.
     
  8. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    They are exactly the same

    The thing that gets you caught is the amount of bandwidth used per month

    I have been tethering for almost a year ( My tethered internet is the only way I can connect to the internet at home)

    I haven't received any warning e-mails
     
  9. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Ultimately, this "debate" only matters in regards to everybody's locations, therefore their carriers. Without that info, all this talk is really for naught
     
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    You have actually examined the packets?
     
  11. thep33t macrumors regular

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    to my knowledge (through extensive searching of too many iphone sites), no one has examined the packets, or the 1-2 that claim to have posted no proof or explanation other than just making the claim.
     
  12. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Exactly, which is why I would love to hear what you find out. People make claims both ways, but I've never seen anyone offer any proof or analysis. You'll be doing us all a favor.
     

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