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[ZDNet] BUSTED! AT&T begins crackdown on iPhone jailbreakers using MyWi tethering

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BUSTED!

Bottom line is that users who have enabled tethering on their iPhone sing any feature other than the Personal Hotspot feature are breaking AT&T’s terms of service, and now that AT&T has a plan, it’s trawling for users who are already using the service but not paying for it.

But how are they spotting MyWi users? Three possibilities:

* Network saturation
* User agent IDs
* Excessive data usage
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I can't help but think of those bank commercials. And for me to actually subject someone to a commercial or use it as a good point... it is definitely a good commercial.

Here, have this toy. Now, don't go playing with it!


Edited by _02 - 3/18/11 at 7:58am
    
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God I can't wait til my contract is up with these people. Moving back to tmobile. AT&T is the strictest of the giant cell providers here in the US. Bandwidth caps, high prices, bad customer service, spotty coverage...

BLEH!
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What ever... I'm entitled to my 5GB's.
I'll use it however the hell I want to.
    
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This is a joke, right?
I mean, I don't have an iPhone, I'm not an AT&T customer and I'm not even an american, but this seems really ridiculous.
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I would refuse to pay my bill if they started charging me 45$ extra. Good thing I'm on verizon.
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I would refuse to pay my bill if they started charging me 45$ extra. Good thing I'm on verizon.
Verizon is just as bad, and trust me, they'd get their money.

Feel ya though.
    
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No message yet, and since what they're sending out are just warnings, I'm gonna keep tethering.

I refuse to pay ATT an extra $30 $45?! a month to properly use my Unlimited plan [which in itself is $30 a month] and a feature my phone has.

Catch me if you can, this cat and mouse game is far from over. Intelliborn will just update MyWi with a patch and we'll be set once more.

Plus, this seems to be an issue with 4.3 only... so 4.2.1 for life then

edit: it's $45 a month now? Oh ATT go [redacted] yourself. Self redaction ftw.
    
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Verizon is just as bad, and trust me, they'd get their money.

Feel ya though.
They have always been good to me. But is it in there tos that says u cant use any other tethering then thiers.
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is verizon actively looking for teatherers?
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