Is using MyFi stealing?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TwoFive3, May 5, 2010.

  1. TwoFive3 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    I know you are violating terms of service, but would you consider jailbreaking your iPhone to use the MyFi app stealing? Stealing from Apple? Stealing from AT&T?
  2. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    Is this a serious thread? jailbreaking is ALREADY violating TOS, so what difference does it make what you do after you jb? This forum has sections on how to jailbreak, is this forum stealing from Apple? from ATT?

    When I thought I have seen ridiculous threads, but there is always someone topping it.
  3. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    I do use mywi, and love it! **** AT&T! I pay them enough - my plan says unlimited, so I take it as unlimited. And it's not stealing from apple at all, they allow native tethering, AT&T is the one who wont allow it.
    And I even downloaded a cracked version of mywi, I don't like to pay for jail broken apps.
    So, it's up to you really. I love having Internet for my ipad wherever I am.
  4. DKatri macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2009
    Birmingham, UK
    They can't tell what you are using the data for. It might be stealing but if you have an unlimited plan then that data is there for you to use.
  5. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2009
    Sandhills Area, North Carolina
    It is not stealing. I pay for an unlimited data plan for my iPhone. If I am still using my iPhone to access the data I pay for, but elect to view that data on the iPad or laptop, etc.... I am still paying for it just the same, and using no more data than I normally do/is allowed. So no. That is my opinion.
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    What am i stealing? I paid for the app, phone, iPad and data service on my phone. Explain to me what i am stealing.
  7. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    It's stealing

    Just like all criminals, they laugh at you and call you stupid.

    "Ha, ha, Ha, your stupid for paying them for what I get free!"

    I can now download Avatar or Star Treck and whatch it 90 times"

    I'm so clever.

    Now Would I do it?

    probably, but it's such a pain in the arse to set up. Why hassle?

    The ATT deal is very good.

    That's another thing, stealing because the big corporations are gouging, blood suckers is one thing, but to steal with this sweatheart deal is gonna be bad Karma me thinks ;)
  8. mysticbluebmw macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    You would definitely be violating Apple's and AT&T's TOS. And YES it is stealing. If and when AT&T allows tethering, it would almost certainly be at a fee, perhaps as much as $30/ month.

    Unlimited data usage does not apply to tethering and you know it. Call it however want, justify it however you want, you're stealing bandwidth you haven't paid for.

    They included tethering into the OS because other carriers internationally do allow it, and eventually AT&T probably will....for a fee. You admit to pirating software as well. It's obvious your a thief. Congrats.
  9. Cartaphilus macrumors 6502a

    Dec 24, 2007
    It's certainly stealing from AT&T. If you want to post your state, I'll give you chapter and verse.

    I don't know if it is stealing from Apple to violate their TOS. You are certainly exposed to Apple exercising their contractual rights to punish you for the violation, but I can't think of any crime or misdemeanor that would apply. That doesn't exclude the possibility that there is one.

    As the several thousand posts on the iPhonegate affair made clear, the morality of certain illegal acts is subject to debate. If you're taking a poll to guide your own behavior, a dubious practice in any event, you can put one mark down in the "fuddy-duddy" column for me.
  10. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2007
    San Dimas, CA
    I find that part of your post. :eek:
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Ummm no. I pay for the bandwidth now. I pay for unlimited, I get 5GB (tell me how that is fair) and i use what i want. It's not stealing, it's violating the TOS.
  12. mysticbluebmw macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    You did NOT pay for the ability to tether, which in many cases will be used to eat much more bandwidth than normal, even if you don't. And if you have read the TOS agreement, it specifically says tethering is NOT allowed. Sorry, you're a thief.
  13. Jr1985 macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    I don't see how it's stealing when you're just diverting the bandwidth, which you have paid for, to another device...?

    Does that mean using a wifi router is also stealing?
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Wow harsh words angry Santa. You don't seem to get the concept. I'm violating their terms of use not stealing. You and your paper hammer have no case and i have to ask why you're so upset over this?

    If it makes you feel better i have used 3 MB of data on mywi to date. That's in 20 days of use. So yeah, I am a ****ing criminal!
  15. mysticbluebmw macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ummm, yes. You are stealing bandwidth not implied for your usage. You have been afforded unlimited data usage on your iPhone, not your iPhone AND iPad. I don't recall anything said about unlimited bandwidth, but people behaving such as yourself will be the cause of some future bandwidth cap, just like that of some cable internet companies in the past.
  16. mysticbluebmw macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    Yes, now you understand. :)
  17. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Enjoy it while you can. It won't be long before there aren't any unlimited plans anymore. I'm pretty sure all the carriers will move to tiered data pricing based on usage in the next few years as the bandwidth gets even more constrained.
  18. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2009
    Sandhills Area, North Carolina
    :eek: ...I really hadn't thought of it as stealing.
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Slow your roll there Sally. You could use a lesson in comprehension. I'm not using mywi like you think i am. Like i said, in less than 20 days I've used 3 mb. That means that i likely tested it and have not had a use for it. So chill a little. I'm far from one you need to worry about or wander around trying to bump on the head with your paper hammer.
    at least one of us does.

    Undoubtedly so.
  20. msavwah macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    The tethering situation with AT&T really blows. They can't handle the iPhone and they are selling iPad data plans?

    They are full of crap. It would be awesome if they provided tethering to iPhone users for FREE like Rogers does in Canada. You know, let all those iPhone users get what they are already paying for. Many people are jailbreaking and doing it anyway. I see no problem with them doing that. Jailbreak is not for me though.

    I seriously think they just can't figure out how to price it without it being a blatant ripoff.

    They could at least show some love to the loyal Apple customers with iPhones and iPads both. Being that we cannot legally use an iPhone anywhere else, and like it or not the unlimited data plan we are paying for is mandatory for iPhone owners.

    The whole thing stinks, it's an abuse of the exclusive deal, which is the only reason they are getting away with it, and a big reason why the deal needs to end soon.

    The competitors don't require an internet plan per device, look at Sprint and Verizon. Both have phones that act as wifi hotspots for FREE.

    I seriously think the iPhone is heading to other carriers this summer, or they will finally unveil a tethering solution. Which had better be reasonable.

    There are a lot of people ready to jump ship over this issue alone. AT&T will hurt Apple if things don't change soon.

    Apple has to know they will sell more devices when users are not required to pay for a separate internet plan per device. That as well as being offered on other carriers. There are still many people who have not bought an iPhone because it's only on AT&T.

    The exclusive deal did a great job of launching the iPhone. It's time for it to end.
  21. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2009
    Sandhills Area, North Carolina
    Is using mywi really stealing?

    Is it stealing, or is it not? I jailbreaked just to use it, and it's lots of fun, but if it is actually against the law, this is the end of my walk on the dark side. I don't steal.
  22. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
    you're stealing the data plan for the ipad, whch you have to pay for just like you do with the iPhone. You know better Jessica..
  23. illutionz macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2007
    Rhode Island
    Not stealing if everyone in the world can tether except us... We're just bringing ourselves up to the same level as everyone else.

    *Yeah I'll run before ethics police come and bash me*

    Oh and carriers in this country really need to stop using that "bandwidth constraint" excuse. Getting tired of that... At least new excuses will be much fresher :)
  24. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    Did you steal your iPad and perform identity theft on someone else to get your AT&T account for free as well?

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