Tethering with unlimited data package?

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  1. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

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    I was just wondering what happens if you turn on internet tethering on the iPhone 4 when you have the unlimited data plan? Are you charged an extra fee for tethering? How does AT&T know?

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  2. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    I THINK AT&T was previously charging a $60 fee for those who tethered with their unlimited data. The $60 was for both unlimited data, and tethering.
     
  3. JLEW700 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So what if you dont sign up for the tethering package and you turn tethering on in settings? How does AT&T know that your using you unlimited data to tether and not just surfing on your iPhone?
     
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  5. calvy macrumors 65816

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    actually, from what I'm hearing (though I've not yet tried it) even if you turn it on, you'll get a message saying you need to contact AT&T to enable it. I may try it now and report back for you.
     
  6. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried to turn it on with an unlimited? You can't, unless you jailbreak. You will receive a message telling you to call AT&T to change your data plan.
     
  7. JLEW700 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Let us know.
     
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    You get a pop up that says that you need to contact AT&T to activate tethering. I can't wait for MyWi and being jailbroken again :( .
     
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    you risk being charged per megabyte because AT&T can and will track data tethered that way because the phone will report back it is tethering if you are not jail broken.

    AT&T is not going to allow the unlimited guys be able to tether on the iPhone. Hell AT&T NEVER has had unlimited data with tethering. Before the teired data plans on phones that allowed tether (blackberry and WinMO) they would charge you an extra $30 a month for to be able to tether plus you were cap at 5gigs a month of total data usage.
     

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