iPhone Safest Way to get Tethering by tweak?

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  1. Bbafett macrumors regular

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    Can someone tell me if a tweak is used, like Tether Me or MyWi, would AT&T be able to detect it? If so how could someone hide it so it doesn't get detected. Would like to get ipad mini on to my iphone 5 tether but since we have AT&T unlimited I can't do it legally. Would not be using any more data than normal. It would just be coming from a different device.

    Tips or tricks would be appreciated.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    AT&T is able to detect every way. There's no hiding it.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can pick any of them. They will get the job done.
    Not much you can do about hiding it though. If they want to they can detect it.
     
  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I'm glad we don't get policed like this in the Uk.


    :p
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you.
    Last year AT&T was really on top of it, for the past 5-6 months I havent heard any incidents so far so maybe they let up and just sticking with their throttling I hope.
     
  6. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Just curious, do you have any insight to how you get 'detected'? Surely just usage statistics cannot detect tethering, no?
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    It's not really known. However, it has been theorized that they look at the TTL of the various packets. Those from a tethered device have a different value than those from the device itself.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nobody knows exactly how they detect it or how deep they inspect your usage and data packets.
    But if they want to take a look at it on their end they can and if they dig deep enough they can tell what you're doing and how you're using the data per session.
     
  9. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Well somebody knows :), just not telling us.
     
  10. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    From what I've been reading lately on the forums, the people getting the warnings are using a lot of data while unauthorized tethering. I figure if you just tether once and a while, you shouldn't get a warning. But no guarantee of course
     
  11. Gaidin43 macrumors regular

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    This is getting ridiculous. Just let us tether and unlock and jailbreak out phones and att needs to stop messing with how we want to use our devices. Just give us a flat rate everything plan and let it be.
     
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    AT&T does - it's called MobileShare (although I guess one could argue that having to pick a data category does not really give "everything")
     
  13. Gaidin43 macrumors regular

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    Unlocking your phone before the end of contract is now illegal. Paying for amount of data usage is stupid. Just give me a flat rate plan for the phone that comes with unlimited everything and stop trying to nickel and dime me.
     
  14. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

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    The reason they can't do that is because their network support is limited, like everyone else's. If everyone had unlimited LTE, for example, do you know how bogged down the system would be after a while?

    I'm just happy I am grandfathered in on unlimited data with Verizon. LTE is plenty fast, they don't throttle (they can't because of the Spectrum C license fiasco), and they don't say anything even when you're tethering 100GB a month. Only bad thing is that I can never upgrade again (buy a subsidized phone) with them, otherwise I lose unlimited. Hopefully I can keep my i5 in good resale shape.
     
  15. Gaidin43 macrumors regular

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    Did you buy your iphone5 out right to be able to keep your unlimited?
     
  16. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    Use PDAnet in stealth mode. If you get caught then just stop doing it. AT&T didn't kill my unlimited plan. They only do if you keep tethering after the warning.

    So it's worth it to try once.
     

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