Tethering with iPhone 3G, on AT&T, no Data Plan.

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  1. georbl macrumors newbie

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    Tethering with iPhone 3G, on AT&T, no Data Plan

    Ambitious.. but is it possible?

    I'd have Cellular Data disabled. I guess I have to keep 3G enabled to allow for tethering. I'll tether using mywi.

    Is this possible to do without AT&T recognizing it as a smart phone, and then killing me by adding on the data plan?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    So you basically have an iPod touch and you expect to use it tether? If you can't even access data on the phone itself, how do you foresee using it to access data via a tethered device.

    Yeah, not happening. Not ambitious, just silly.
     
  3. georbl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alrighty, well then how do I go about making it un-silly?

    Turn on 3G, turn on cellular data, or both?

    Can AT&T then notice that it's an iPhone?
     
  4. wpotere Guest

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    Not going to happen. AT&T will see the iPhone and apply the proper plan and they will see that you are tethering as well. There is no way to hide it.

    Lastly, what you are trying to do is steal services. Why not just pay for them?
     
  5. georbl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah alright, thanks for the answer.

    Why not just pay? If I had the money to afford it then we wouldn't be having this conversation eh? Disparage me for stealing all you want, but I do think it only human nature to seek out greatest benefit at least cost.

    Thank you again for your time, fellas.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Are you serious?
    If you dont have a data plan and access data either using the phone or to tether then you will be billed per KB used.
    Then expect a huge bill at the end of the month and good luck trying to get the charges removed or reduced.
    There's no way to hide usage if you use carrier data, or texts or minutes.
     
  7. wpotere Guest

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    <soapbox>

    Seeking the best deal is looking at all the plans and finding one that fits the best, not trying to figure out how to take something that you normally have to pay for. You call it human nature... I call it a lack of moral compass!

    </soapbox>
     
  8. georbl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, so tethering is out of the question.

    So..let me clarify. I have 3G and Cellular Data turned off. I can still text and make calls, but AT&T will still be able to recognize it as an iPhone, and will still tack on the data plan. Is this correct?
     
  9. georbl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is me trying to figure out all the plans possible! X.X

    Aiye.. and that agrees with the fact that I believe humans naturally lack a moral compass.. but let's not get into that now! Haha.
     
  10. wpotere Guest

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    If you put an iPhone on their network, they will see it and you will be required to have an iPhone data plan.
     
  11. coasterswim macrumors 6502

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    You can only tether by piggybacking on an existing data connection. If you have no data connection: no tethering. Very simple.
     
  12. georbl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dang. Alright.

    So people have iPhones without data plans by unlocking it and using different carriers which don't require data plans for smartphones, is that right?
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, they have been doing that since last summer.
    If they didn't catch on to you yet they will eventually.
     

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