Question on tethering

Mar 11, 2009
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Will tethering count as data minutes or phone(talk time) minutes?
Thanks
Lee
 

PapaST

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That's a good question... I'm interested in seeing the answer to that as well. My guess would be data since you're not really dialing into a particular number. But that's only a guess.
 

PepeRB29

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tethering is a great feature. this topic has been covered extensively, feel free to search, you'll be amazed at what you find :)

oh and it counts as data usage
 

Europa

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No, it won't count as minutes used, it will only count as data usage. The data usage is not unlimited, it's 5 GB per month. So, as long as you only use it occasionally, it's fine.
 

panzeriti

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hrrrmm.. I was under the inpression data usage is unlimited. What happens if you go over this 5G?
 

PepeRB29

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i don't believe the 5gb cap is confirmed as of yet, more of speculation. either way i have used pdanet extensively while traveling for businesss and never incurred a charge. i wouldn't be downloading videos or crap like that, but if you are just going on the internet to send email or surf you won't have any issues at all.
 
Apr 18, 2009
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I've been tethering since I got my iPhone with PDANet and I have gone over 5 GB this month. When I signed up it stated unlimited data and I did not see one mention that tethering was not allowed in the TOS.
 

PepeRB29

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^exactly




way to lay down the law with post numero uno :)
 

panzeriti

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Awesome! thanks for the info
 
Apr 18, 2009
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...not 'yet' anyway. lol

(just knowing AT&T they will be adding it)
Well if they do then I can get out without paying an ETF and get me the newer version of the iPhone when it comes out.