looks like AT&T Won the tethering war

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  1. SAG3194 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else get this?
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  2. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    I did, and then I deleted the profile and went to that help.benm.com/help or w/e the link is and it worked again.

    They won that battle, but we're winning the war.

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  3. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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  4. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I followed the instructions in the hack and within 2 minutes I was tethering with a download speeds of 3Mb
     
  5. SAG3194 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hhaha it worked

    guess we are still winning
     
  6. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    They didn't win ****. I got that message and it still worked. Then I restored and enabled tethering and DIDN'T get that message and it still worked.
     
  7. aforty macrumors 65816

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    I never even got the message. Oh well.

    I'm paying a lot of money for "unlimited" data, how I consume that data should be up to me.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    mine has continued to work with no hiccups at all
     
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  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Are the only people getting this message those who have enabled tethering?
     
  11. pflau macrumors 6502

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  12. SephirothXR macrumors 6502

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    Charging for tethering is ridiculous, at least they should offer 500 MB free every month complementary with a unlimited data (which is really 5 GB) plan we pay with the iPhone. Just today, my wi-fi wasn't working for both computers, and I used Tethering to answer some very important emails (that require a lot of typing, not meant for iPhone typing) and browsing on a faster laptop.
     
  13. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    Tethering alone will cost another $30/mo. I believe that's how much AT&T is currently charging other smartphone users.
     
  14. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Mine is still working with NO messages from AT&T. What's another $30 a month for an iPhone owner...... :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  15. tigres macrumors 68040

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    According to BGR it's going to be 70.

    I can see ATT jacking it to 55-70. That's just how they play.
     
  16. rick98761 macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't this worry any of you that they can eaisly tell you are tethering and start charging you outrageous fees?
     
  17. mbsaeger macrumors 6502

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    Can u guys help me? When I type in the MMS APN settings, and restart my iphone 3gs, the tethering option goes away and MMS works. But if I reset the carrier settings, tethering works, and MMS goes away. HELP!!! lol

    You can contact me at mbsaeger@me.com
     
  18. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I would say a 30% increase in your bill is quite substantial. Unfortunately, having a $80-100 is slowly becoming acceptably the norm, especially with people ditching their landlines. So, I wouldn't look at the average iPhone owner as someone who has money to burn.
     
  19. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    70 = 30 iphone data + 10 basic sms + 30 tethering

    60/mo is average for mobile broadband standalone accounts so that would not be an absurd price as far as the market is concerned.

    Sadly we all know it's a ridiculous price as far as sensibilities are concerned. Too bad people are apparently paying it.

    That said, if they offered it cheaply then I think everyone would switch from wired to wireless broadband and destroy the network. So perhaps the high prices are intentionally set to prevent too many users from using it.
     
  20. Rootus macrumors 6502

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    Speaking of which, anybody jailbreak a 3GS yet? Looks like iPhone Dev Team says 'not yet' ... :confused:
     
  21. PNutts macrumors 601

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    War on Tether? That sounds vaugely familiar... ;)
     
  22. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    The only way I've been using the Internet lately is through tethering my iPhone. It will be this way until Thursday because my regular DSL connection is down. I hope I don't get a raging bill. :(
     
  23. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Yes.

    It's nothing. Just hit cancel and I'm pretty sure you can tether. At least that's how it worked for me.
     
  24. mikemaan macrumors newbie

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    I just had to share that this weekend I SHARED my tether with another macbook pro (using OSX airport's adhoc networking) so, that's right, wait for it <dramatic pause> we were BOTH simultaneously -- wirelessly-- surfing through the iPhone 3g. NIIIIICE!!:D
     
  25. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    I'm paying $35 for unlimited "3mbps" service that usually downloads around 550KB/sec and occasionally goes as high as 9mbps..

    Screw 3G.
     

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