Why do people use MyWi instead of Tether Me?

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MyWi is crazy expensive, its was a pain in the A last time I used it (last year).
TetherMe is cheaper and simply activates a stock iPhone function that works great.
Is there something I should know?
 

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MyWi is a full tethering app that was written from the ground up and it had some features and customizations that native (stock) tethering does not have. TetherMe just tricks iOS into thinking you have a tethering plan through your carrier. It's a simple program and it only requires a few lines of code to enable native tethering, so it's a lot cheaper than MyWi.
 

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Do they both hide the fact you're tethering from your carrier?
AFAIK neither do. IIRC the only tethering app that advertised that functionality was PdaNet. I purchased and tested it briefly at home back on iOS5 but only used it once "in the field." It has not been updated to iOS6 yet however.

Edit: I recall that PdaNet also required a client app for your laptop, it didn't have the handy hotspot option like MyWi.
 

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I used to be a MyWi user but now that I have a family plan with tethering included I have no need for it.
 

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Unfortunately MyWi and TetherMe don't hide the fact that you tether when using the apps, which is massively annoying considering I've got unlimited data :(

I get a tetherblock message the second I start trying to tether!
 

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I only got this message once and that was when I used the USB tether. When I use the hotspot option I've been using it for years with no problems. That includes a month of using it to tether to my XBox and hitting 22 GB for one month of usage. I thought for sure I'd get nailed for that one. (y)
 

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AFAIK neither do. IIRC the only tethering app that advertised that functionality was PdaNet. I purchased and tested it briefly at home back on iOS5 but only used it once "in the field." It has not been updated to iOS6 yet however.

Edit: I recall that PdaNet also required a client app for your laptop, it didn't have the handy hotspot option like MyWi.
I use PDANet and never had a problem. I think they hide the tethering from your carrier.
 

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What is the difference between the Free and Paid version of PdaNet?
 

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What is the difference between the Free and Paid version of PdaNet?
You'll have interrupted usage with the free edition. You'll have to stop what you're doing and go in and turn it back on.
 

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What is the difference between the Free and Paid version of PdaNet?
From the developer website:

What is the difference between the free and full edition? How to get the full edition?

The free edition will start blocking secure web sites (web sites that require login) after the 14-days-trial expiration. You can purchase the full edition here.

After the purchase you will receive a serial code in the email. Please use it to unlock the full edition. You can do so either by tapping Settings->Register on the phone side or by going to http://my.iPhone on the computer when PdaNet is connected.

Full edition and free edition have the same installer so there is no need to reinstall if you already have the free edition.