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Tethering Question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Surfer, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Surfer

    Surfer Well-Known Member
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    Hello, I have had my Captivate for quite sometime. The thing I am always nervous to do is tether to my laptop, because I am afraid AT&T will spring a charge on me. So I had 2 questions. Can I tether with a 3rd party app that I buy from the market with no additional fee? ( easy tetherpro ) or can I even use the Samsung Kies option for tether ( I have one of the earlier versions seeing as I never updated it ) Or with using one of these entitle me to pay an extra fee? I was really interested in this because I have so much date left over. Thanks In Advance
     

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  2. Surfer

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    Oh yah, I forgot, I don't have my phone rooted.
     
  3. tdrew

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    Try PDANet. It's free, and works great for me. Not sure what AT&T will tell you. I suppose it will depend on your data usage.
     
  4. Surfer

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    Did AT&T charge you for tethering?
     
  5. Surfer

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    Do you have a tethering plan though?
     
  6. Chief714

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    PDAnet works for me and I haven't been charged. I tethered my macbook and no problems. But I only tethered once... still no charges tho
     
  7. matwheeler

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    Well after looking around on the web, I found a way to USB-tether my macbook very easily. Take a look at this website if you have a mac. **Do this on our own accord**

    Samsung Captivate Tethering for OS X
     
  8. LMaxwell

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    To answer your question, if you tether without the appropriate data plan, you do it at your own risk. AT&T's TOS clearly states that if you tether without a plan and they catch you, they have the right to not only charge you for the data, but to terminate your service without notice.

    I don't know how often they do it, or if it's something they actively look for, but personally I don't think the risk is worth it.
     

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