MyWi / Tethering ignorance; please clarify?

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

  1. Luminyx macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    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

    Jun 21, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    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

    Jul 9, 2009
    when u tether, you use data. /thread.
  4. Luminyx thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2010
    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


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    If you want to tether your computer (or your Wifi iPad) it won't be useless.

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