iPhone Tethering on AT&T with Unlimited

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  1. guitarmandp, Nov 7, 2012
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    guitarmandp macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to buy an iPad mini and I would like to tether with my AT&T unlimited plan using my jailbroken iPhone 4S however I don't know if this is possible anymore so I have a few questions

    Question 1) Has anybody ever had any success doing this without getting their plan switched.

    Question 2) If you get caught by AT&T do they issue you a warning or do they automtically bump you to tethering.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Question 3) Can I do this without being jailbroken? No.
     
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  5. guitarmandp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay that was a typo. I have a 4S. I'm asking 2 questions, I would appreciate an answer
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    1. Yes, I done it before with my i4 and 4S.
    I only used it a little bit. The more you use it and start racking up lots of data the more the chances are they will detect you.
    Its a risk either way.

    2. If you get caught for the first time they will send you a text and tell you to call them.
    Call them and tell them it wont happen again. If you dont call within days they will switch you.
    If you tell them you will stop and they catch you again they automaticly switch your plan and unlimited data is gone for good.
     
  7. guitarmandp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay I'm not planning on going on bittorent sites and downloading gobs of data. I just want to browse the web when I'm at a cafe or a restaurant on the iPad mini.
     
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    You should be ok but it's not 100% that they won't still detect it.
    Either way its a risk.
     
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    Should be fine as long as you don't over do it. Check the VAriOUS tethering threads for more answers. Is easier to search than to ask.
     
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    I've seen people say on several sites that they have gotten busted first time tethering. Others say they've been tethering a long time with no problem. I was going to do it on a trip recently but decided against it.
     
  11. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    I did it on my 4S with a Cydia application that unlocked the Tethering functionality that people who doesnt have the unlimited data may have (if subscribed). I don't recall the name, just search on the forums. I never got caught, actually looking forward to use it again on my I5 as soon as the JB is released!!
     
  12. HKSSS macrumors member

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    It's call TetherMe. It enables native tethering in phone's setting. Note that this does NOT mean carrier won't be able to detect it though. Carriers can tell if you are tethering with native tethering or jailbreak app (MyWi, PDAnet) but it depends on whether they are looking at it.
     
  13. guitarmandp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When you use Tetherme, do you have the "use DataAPN" setting switched to "on". Is this the setting I need to hide me from getting caught?
     
  14. guitarmandp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering if the reason most people get caught is that they are using the default settings and not setting it to "UseDataAPN"
     
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    It doesn't matter what apn or hack you use.
    There are chances they will and can detect you.
    People used the "stealth" mode with PDAnet and other tethering workarounds and still got caught.
    There is no full proof way or a guarantee that you will not get caught by doing one thing or installing another thing.
     
  16. guitarmandp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well why my Internet was down last night, I tethered for 15 minutes and haven't heard anything yet from AT&T
     
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    There're coming.
     
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    They are watching your every move:D
     
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    I firmly believe AT&T has the resources to manually investigate data connections on every line.

    BUT

    They cannot monitor every line on their entire network. They definitely just look for data abusers and target them.

    Hell, we had a line on our account that wasn't tethering but consuming lots of data, and they assumed it was tethering, thus knocked that person off temporarily. They're stupid.
     
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    Wirelessly posted

    iOS 6 has an option called "set up mobile hotspot" in my iPhone 4S's settings.

    Should I trust it? Lol
     
  21. guitarmandp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True, but it doesn't work unless you have a tethering plan.


    I use about 2 gigs a month. I'm wondering if I tether a lot but stay under 3 gigs a month if they will do anything.

    I'm guessing that a lot of the people who got caught were downloading huge bittorent files. Some people were probably replacing their home internet with their wireless internet, I'm not saying that's wrong but I am saying that you are more likely to get caught.
     
  22. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    i used around 3 gb a month and no joke the one time i used tethering (for about 100 mb...) i got an email.. using tetherme.. soo um be careful.

    IF you get an email.. be sure and call them and say you wont tethering etc.. the email says at the bottom *if you dont call and say otherwise we will switch you to a tethering plan (aka 5gb tiered plan) * (thats not word for word obviously)
     
  23. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    That option isn't present if you are on a tiered or unlimited data plan, only on a mobile share plan or tiered plan if you purchased the tethering data package.

    So if it shows up ready for use, then you're safe to use it! (Unless you knowingly have an unlimited data plan, which I doubt you do)

    IF you are tethering, I would stay below the throttle limits. So for 3G/4G: 3Gb, and 4G LTE: 5Gb

    Completely agree. As said above, using lots of data will force AT&T to take notice. So if they do, respond quickly and affirm them you are not, and then I would stop tethering if I were you!
     
  24. HKSSS macrumors member

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    FYI, not all countries are the same. I have an unlocked iphone with unlimited plan WITHOUT tethering plan but I have the native tethering option.
     
  25. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Right, but this thread is in regards to ATT.
     

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