General MyWi 5S ATT Unlimited to iPad detectable?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by melymel96, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. melymel96 macrumors member

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    Before anyone gets upset I did do a search and i can't seem to find a solid answer which is why I'm posting.

    I have a 5S I'm about jailbreak and install MyWi. I have an iPad Air that will be used to tether off the 5S. I have an ATT unlimited data plan. From what I understand the way ATT detects tethered devices is by the device visiting non mobile websites frequently. If I purely use my iPad as the connecting device what are the chances of ATT finding me?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    There is no solid answer.
    Maybe, maybe not.
    It's a chance you decide to take.
     
  3. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    Sure, they could find out. Last time I checked Mywi utilizes some aspects of apples built in tethering service. (Which reports to Apple/Carrier)

    Regardless of how they'd find out, the worst they'll do is void your contract based on overall data usage. That or force you to a tiered plan, which you'll likely be forced onto shortly anyways.
     
  4. bobright macrumors 601

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    Ah so this is a red flag here and it's probably best to stay away from this app? What do you recommend instead?
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    One of the reasons I jailbreak and they've never bothered me about it.

    The again I don't use much data domestically, so it's possible they have no way to check when I'm abroad.
     
  6. bobright macrumors 601

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    Who is your provider and do you use MyWi?
     
  7. dc52nv macrumors member

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    I've been using MyWi to tether to my laptop when I occasionally need it while traveling since my iPhone 3G. Also used it on my 4, 4S and now using it on my 5S. I don't go crazy on it like watch Netflix or YouTube videos while tethered however. I mainly use it for web surfing and emailing. My wife also uses it for her iPad and laptop. I have never received an email or letter from AT&T telling me to stop (knock on wood). I have an unlimited plan and use about 6GB of data every month with only about 1GB from tethering. Best $20 I've ever spent.
     

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