Tether w/o AT&T knowing?

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  1. uRabbit

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    MyWi is an awesome app. However, it uses the built-in APN, or whatever. (I am not skilled in networking, beyond home network setup/troubleshooting).

    This article mentions one app - PDANet - being able to "spoof" it.

    Does it work? By that, I mean, does AT&T find out?

    Or, what apps do you use that do not let AT&T know?
     
  2. ~DS~

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    It doesn't matter, they will find out eventually, you will get a notice via text, email or by phone.
     
  3. uRabbit

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    Is this a proven fact, or are you just being a Negative Nancy? :p
     
  4. ZR_Yancy

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    I may be wrong but don't they go by data usage?
     
  5. uRabbit

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    If you read that article, it is caught because they realize you're using a different APN than the one that AT&T uses. So, no, not by data usage. With smartphones now loading true HTML, it is hard to determine what is using the data, be it phone or computer.
     
  6. ZR_Yancy

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    Ok thanks. I don't use MyWi anyways. "If" I were to tether, I would use Tetherme because it doesn't add a separate app and just enables the hotspot option in the settings. It also uses the same APN as AT&T so they supposedly can't detect it.
     
  7. Europa

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    They do, but the top 5% in some cities is 2 GB. Also, I believe they monitor data usage closer on accounts with unofficial tethering usage. If you exceed 2 GB total data one month and use unofficial tethering, you run the risk of throttling regardless of where the top 5% falls in your area.
     
  8. Hondamaker

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    Just don't over do it and you may be ok.
     
  9. Leo

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    Makes me so happy that Rogers doesn't throttle and you're allowed to tether normally without an extra dataplan, so I just use Personal Hotspot.

    Such a rip off, AT&T.
     
  10. Europa

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    How much do you pay (USD) for unlimited data with Rogers? What are your average speeds ?
     
  11. Leo

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    Sadly Rogers has never offered unlimited data, ever.
    I get 6GB of data, average speed of 7-9Mbps in the city, according to Speedtest. They do not throttle you at all, even if you go over, but I'm sure that's so they can milk as much money out of you as possible. I pay $30 for 6GB of data.
     
  12. uRabbit

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    Unfortunately, Rogers is not available over here. :(
     
  13. Leo

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    As far as I know, Rogers used to be part of AT&T here, too. I remember it being called "Rogers AT&T Wireless" for a while, then it just got stripped down to "Rogers".
     
  14. Europa

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    That is a good deal. I pay $45 for the 4 GB Data Pro & tethering plan through AT&T. The speeds aren't as fast as yours, either.
     
  15. Leo

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    I'll miss it when I relocate to GA, that's for sure.
     

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