What are the dangers of using the hotspot app?

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  1. TwoFive3 macrumors member

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    I have not aversion to trying to jailbrake my iphone. THe only reason I would do it is to use the mobile hotspot app and I am wondering if there is a way AT&T can tell if you are using that app or not and possibly hit you with a huge bill or cancel your service, etc........
     
  2. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    If you use data at a faster rate than it takes to stream video to the iPhone they can probably tell, but I don't think they've hit anyone with a huge bill yet. That's not to say they won't eventually.
     
  3. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't download a Ton of big files on your laptop thru it but I think anything the iPad or iPhone can do would be perfectly fine. There's a guy who is TRYING to get cancelled by AT&T. He was up to 30gb so far not a peep from AT&T he's shooting for 100gb in one month
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    is that a thread from these forums?? Id like to follow that!
     
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    I knew someone would ask so I was just trying to remember where I read it. I'll try and find it. It was either a tech blog or modmyi don't think it was here.
     
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    Thanks.. Be interesting to see what happens..
     
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    If he's not tethering, he's not really breaking any terms of service with AT&T. If you leave Air Video running 24/7 streaming stuff, you could probably get the kind of data usage he had.
     
  10. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    Beat me to it I just found it. Yeah not tethering but I figure just as good if you use less data then him who cares how you used it right?
     
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    From the thread title I just assumed the person was tethering using that kind of data. If that were the case Im sure AT&T would do something about!
     
  12. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    One thing I was unsure about is I know the iPad 3G plan is truly unlimited, but is the iPhone data plan?

    I've never seen any stories of someone testing the iPhone data plan to see if ATT will cut them off, anyone know?
     
  13. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    If the ipad is the iPhone better be. Lot more money involved with iPhone with a contract and such. Plus the data plans are the same price
     
  14. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    I have installed Windows 7 Professional as well as OSX on 2 separate netbooks. If you've ever installed Windows 7, you know after it's completed the install from the DVD, you're supposed to go into the auto update program and it downloads a truckload of updates. OSX, on a smaller scale, does something similar. I did all this using a WiFi connection from the netbooks to my iPhone running MyWi. I did this all on the same day. Never an issue with ATT.

    Hold on a second, I hear helicopters. Hmm, someone is at the door. j/k :D
     

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