Iphone data and tethering on the 8525

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Diseal3, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
    Hello all I did some searching around the forums and well I've come accross a question. Many people complain the iphone dies while using netshare even while plugged in, so some members suggested use a wireless card or the 8525 (tytn or the tytn 2). Well I own the 8525 and I though hey what a great idea. If and when I want to use tether and I swap the sim card and tether, will the amount of data I use on my 8525 count towards the unlimited iphone data plan or will I be charged seperatly per KB/MB? Nobody really reported back any of this info I though I'de give it a shot and ask. Only reason Im asking is I dont want to run into another t-mobile problem and send over 1000 texts and use the internet often on that tytn and then relize the sidekick unlimited plan dosent count =P. Thanks all!

  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    I think that if AT&T really wanted to look they could figure out what you are doing. You IMEI number would show you having an iPhone and yet you would be using another phone to access the net. But unless you are really using a lot of data I doubt they would notice.

    I used Netshare some this last month and after getting my bill there was nothing special on it. I stayed below the 5GB soft cap that we all have on our unlimited data plans in the US.
  3. rwd hero macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I carry my 8525 with me for that exact reason. I have been doing it about 2 times a week since i got my iphone and havent been cut off yet. I am sure it counts against how much data i have used though.
  4. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2006
    Minneapolis, USA
    clever idea. Has your monthly bill been affected at all? any change?
  5. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    It counts towards your usage. Remember the data is not truly 'Unlimited'. There is a 5GB cap, no matter what phone you're using.

    While AT&T can determine what type of phone you're actually connecting to a tower with, they usually don't bother. I've switched out my SIM a few times with a 8925, but it wasn't for tethering, it was for playing around with a WinMo device.

    As long as you don't abuse the connection and only use it when you really, really, REALLY can't use the iPhone for whatever you're doing, you should be fine. Just don't go doing BitTorrent or porn downloads over the connection.
  6. rwd hero macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I didnt noticed any change, my bill with the 8525 was $70 a month (unlimited data). My first iPhone bill was $90 and i didnt go over my 5gb cap (in fact i didnt go anywhere near that).

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