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post #81 of 100
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Unlimited data plan for your phone, not a computer. That's not a breach of contract or any type of lawsuit. You're completely incorrect.

Don't get me wrong, I disagree with AT&T and Verizon all together on this whole tethering separate charges thing. I've always felt it to be ridiculous especially when they overcharge the hell out of it.. But, they have every right to do it.

You paid for your phone, not a separate device or computer. Your phone has the right of passage onto their network, and to use their data plans. You don't own their networks just because you subscribe to them.
Using a computer or separate device is unauthorized access to their networks. No one can argue this in anyway shape or form. It's in the contracts and their ToS guaranteed. I'm no lawyer but I'm fairly certain a breach of something like that without them knowing about it for a significant amount of time and usage, it's you who can get sued. Not them.
You paid to have a data connection for your phone, why should it be any of the telecom's business if the phone passes that data on to another device?
    
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post #82 of 100
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It's completely ridiculous that they charge $30 for a data plan when you are using MUCH less than 400MB a month. It's a joke. Even $15 would be excessive.
I average 2gb a month easy without any tethering or torrenting, just normal everyday use for me (Google Nav, Streaming pandora etc.)
post #83 of 100
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You paid to have a data connection for your phone, why should it be any of the telecom's business if the phone passes that data on to another device?
This.
I think that an internet connection is an internet connection.
It shouldn't matter what the end device is as long as you pay for your bandwidth.
I give it 2 weeks tops until there is way to dodge detection.
 
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post #84 of 100
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I give it 2 weeks tops until there is way to dodge detection.
Not really possible, I don't think. If the tethered device expects to maintain two-way communication, it's local info must be in the packet headers. All AT&T has to do is some simple packet inspection, note that the ultimate destination of every packet going to the phone is NOT the IP of the phone itself, and boom...
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post #85 of 100
gee it would be fun if we were in the US and there was some government system or books to determine whether or not ATT was in its legal rights.

Well since there isn't I'll just base things off ocn users, idiot, strap, urgrandpasdog
post #86 of 100
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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!
Tmobile will be bought by AT&T sorry dude
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post #87 of 100
This is why i have my Iphone contract running my HTC desire HD... Its a Phone feture and they can do jack...

Then again i have the unlimited Internet Plan from O2 that was started over 18 months ago.... hmm
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post #88 of 100
I've been tethering on my Inspire 4G quite often recently.. still no rate plan change. You wanna know why? MyWi switches your data APN to the tethering APN because it uses the iPhone's builtin tethering capability. Tethering on Android does not change your APN, and therefore, for all AT&T knows, you're just accessing the data on your phone
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post #89 of 100
And I thought Orange was bad ...
Thank god we dont have AT&T
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The new plan - whether you sign up on your own or we automatically enroll you - will replace your current smartphone data plan, including if you are on an unlimited data plan.
.. is OUTRAGEOUS!!! This is a free world ... you do NOT enroll me into anything without my permission ... and as others have said it, I use my unlimited data plan however the hell I want to.
/Rage.
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post #90 of 100
you could just get a blackberry or an android and use the tethering. They are cracking down on jail breakers, not on data users
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