Tethering with unlimited data package?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JLEW700, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2008
    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?

  2. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca

    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

    Aug 12, 2008
    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?
  4. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
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  5. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    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

    Jul 23, 2007
    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

    Aug 12, 2008
    Let us know.
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    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

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    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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