MyWi / Tethering ignorance; please clarify?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Luminyx, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Luminyx macrumors member

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    How does MyWi or tethering affect data usage? I have a limited 2GB data plan so this is a concern for me if it does use data. A clarification would be nice :) Thanks.
     
  2. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    You're using your phone's 3G plan on your computer/other wireles devices.

    The amount of data you use while tethering gets counted to your 2G data plan on your AT&T cell phone account.

    Basically, you can blow through your 2GB plan in a day or two while tethering.

    I tethered for a few hours last night just with normal web-browsing and blew through several hundred MBs of data

    The good thing is that MyWi shows you in real-time how much data you're using, so you can keep an eye on it
     
  3. ducktales macrumors regular

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    when u tether, you use data. /thread.
     
  4. Luminyx thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thanks! For some reason, I got the impression from people that it wasn't using data, which I couldn't understand, since MyWi so greatly praised. I guess purchasing it would be quite useless to me then.
     
  5. maturola macrumors 68040

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    If you want to tether your computer (or your Wifi iPad) it won't be useless.
     

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