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Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by rkcar, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. rkcar

    rkcar Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello. I'm signing up for t-mobiles unlimited plan. They restrict hotspot tethering to 2.5gigs per month. Is there a workaround for this? I really want to ditch my home internet. My phone is not rooted. Thanks.
     


  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It is a Terms of Service Violation to exceed your tethering allotment. T-Mobile is much better than most carriers at detecting unauthorized tethering since simple native tethering and root tethering apps are still detected.
     
  3. rkcar

    rkcar Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Jeepers I don't give a crap about terms of service violations. Is there another online forum where people discuss these things?
     
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It can be discussed here, that's not the issue. The issue is that T-Mobile is better than any other carrier at preventing it. Most of the ways around it are very involved, more than just simply rooting and using a root enabled app.
     
  5. rkcar

    rkcar Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Oh I see. Bummer. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    I give you more info.

    If you want to do this, get a VPN app with it. That way Tmo cant see what you are doing, but they do know you are hogging crapload of bandwidth.

    It is best to use "Wifi Tether" tether. Your phone needs to be rooted. But if your phone use 4.3 firmware, then you can forget about it for now.

    I remember using Nexus 4 and the native Hotsport work just fine.
     
  7. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    Doesn't work. I tried everything and a couple months ago T-Mobile changed whatever they do to monitor and tethering is still cut off no matter what app you use (native tethering or 3rd party app).

    There is a tether unlock app on Google Play that allowed me to still tether my iPad, but that's it. Computers and PS3 were still unable to tether.
     
  8. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    You mean if I use "Wifi Tether" app it will cut off? Well, I told my friend to root his HTC One S phone and use "Wifi Tether" yesterday and it work for him. If he uses the native Hotspot he sees that upsell message.

    Is your phone rooted? Do you have 4.3 firmware and using "Wifi Tether"?'

    Read post #27: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2398011&page=3
     
  9. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I have a Nexus 4, AOKP ROM, Android 4.2.2, LTE (if that makes a difference). And yes, I get the upsell (really downsell since you lose unlimited mobile data) message on a PC, nothing on the PS3, and iPad works fine to tether.
     
  10. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    If you are on 4.2.2 than do not update your firmware.

    I think I know what you have to do. You have to change the data string on your PC web browser. If you don't want to, then do VPN on your phone before you fire up "Wifi Tether" app.
     
  11. lmurphy1

    lmurphy1 Newbie

    Has T-Mobile changed this since last November? That is, is WiFi hotspot tethering allowed now?
     
  12. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    Yes, $70 plan get you 3GB of tethering. $80 plan get you 5GB of tethering.
     
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  13. TheAmazingDave

    TheAmazingDave Android Expert

    I buy my data from T-Mobile al
     
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  14. lmurphy1

    lmurphy1 Newbie

    Hi Dave,
    Which T-Mobile plan do you have that allows you to buy data ala cart?

    thanks,
    Linda
     
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