Can they tell for sure?
Can they actually tell when you're using tethering or are they (like before) simply looking for the people using way more data than the rest and assuming they're tethering? Back then, I heard that some targeted customers could call them up and say that they streamed Pandora all day at work, and were let off the hook.
My iPhone is jailbroken, and I tether on occasion when necessary, but I don't replace my home Internet connection with it or anything, and I rarely go above 3 GB of data a month (5 once). Wondering if they've discovered a way to tell that you're using MyWi or if it's just a guessing game still.
Replying to my own post, via a post I found on ModMyI from today. In short, yes they can.
The APN used for tethering (broadband) is disabled by default on at&t's end unless a tethering plan is purchased. So, there's no way to enable 'broadband' APN to work without buying a tethering plan through at&t.
MyWi, TetherMe and PDANet all avoid this by using or allowing the default iPhone data APN (phone) to be used instead. So realistically, anyone using a means to tether without buying a plan is susceptible to this bull.
What about if you use your iPhone as an access point for your iPad. My phone is JB and I use MyFi so my iPad can have Internet when I'm not at home.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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i read that they can determine by the amount of data you are using. If you use more than 4gb, then you must be tethering. (att rules - not mine).