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Tethering: The End Is Nigh

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Loremonger, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Loremonger

    Loremonger Well-Known Member
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    Well, we saw it coming earlier this year: http://androidforums.com/samsung-captivate/300602-tether-police-coming.html

    Last night, I got the standard AT&T nastygram text message, informing me that tethering requires a tethering plan. A quick search found this: AT&T Cracking Down on MyWi Tethering?

    Funny thing is that I tether very occasionally, like once every couple of months. I recently got a tablet and had it tethered for most of a day last week, so maybe that is what prompted the text message.

    Anyway, bygones. I have 9 months left with AT&Greed before I fulfill my contract and jump ship for Sprint.
     

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  2. jdCaptivate

    jdCaptivate Android Enthusiast
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    Have fun, with probably the worst customer service I've ever dealt with.

    Hell, AT&T wiped out over $100 in charges off my bill yesterday. It was stuff, they could have easily told me no. Heck, I went into it, just trying to get back just under $80 and the rep, asked me to hold on while he dug a little deeper and he came up with about $30 more.
     
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    just out of curiousity, how are you tethering? are you running cyanogenmod or something like that? i wonder how they can tell that you are tethering
     
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    There is an app named TetheringManager that monitors tethering, of course. AT&T has set up your phone to snitch on you.
     
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    Im rooted and rommed though, I doubt my phone can do much snitching
     
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    +1. Rooted using Seredipity 6.4
    I tethered for a week, mainly because my wireless router's switch broke and i couldn't get wifi in my house anymore. But beyond that, I haven't touched it (no need). haven't gotten any message from AT&T
     
  7. Loremonger

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    Usually when I tether, I use the hotspot enabled through Cyanogenmod. Honestly, I don't know if they can really trace it. They may have been responding to my 8+GB data from the month before (from streaming Netflix nonstop, not from tethering).
     

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