I need help?!

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I need help?!

i have an iphone 3gs and i just jailbroke it today but, i do not have a internet or data plan, and i was thinking about tethering it using this app i got from a jailbreak source. if i use the tethering will i get charged?

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tiiictaac wrote:

i have an iphone 3gs and i just jailbroke it today but, i do not have a internet or data plan, and i was thinking about tethering it using this app i got from a jailbreak source. if i use the tethering will i get charged?


Assuming you mean you do not have a data plan that supports tethering?  ATT can tell and will reach out to you to upgrade to the proper plan that includes tethering.  If you have the unlimited data plan for the iPhone, you will loose that as they will upgrade you to a 4GB plan that includes tethering.  

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tiiictaac wrote:

i have an iphone 3gs and i just jailbroke it today but, i do not have a internet or data plan, and i was thinking about tethering it using this app i got from a jailbreak source. if i use the tethering will i get charged?


I believe your account will get the 200MB data plan added automatically shortly after you use your sim on the iPhone.

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i did not get that added

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Professor

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So, what are you telling us? You jailbroke the phone and want to tether the phone. Do you have a data plan, or are you asking about using data and tethering without paying for it?
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AT&T can detect that you have a smartphone and automatically place a data plan on your account...however, sometimes they won't notice for awhile. This does happen. If you try to access data (internet) or tethering without a data plan, AT&T will charge you per MB. This get's very expensive. I think jail-breaking an iPhone 3GS seems pointless, but I guess that's just me.

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Right, unless you somehow change the IMEI number of the phone (which is theoretically not possible) as soon as you connect to your provider's cellular network, they will have the make and model of the phone you're using.  Once they identify that it's a simple database query to cross reference your account to determine if you have all the required services and then update your account accordingly.

 

If they haven't yet, well you've just been lucky so far, but it won't last long.

 

AT&T can detect when you're tethering (it's very easily done), and they will bump your account up to the top tier, 4gb/month Tethering/Wifi Hot Spot enabled service at a cost of 40/month if I remember correctly...

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yes i jailbroke the phone and i want to tether it. no i do not have a data plan, i want to tether without paying for it. even if it jailbroken and if i get the tether apps will att find me and charge me?

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tiiictaac wrote:

yes i jailbroke the phone and i want to tether it. no i do not have a data plan, i want to tether without paying for it. even if it jailbroken and if i get the tether apps will att find me and charge me?



yes they will, it has already happened to people that where stealing the service.

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So, to be clear, you are coming here and posting on ATTs customer forum and admitting you want to tether without paying for a data plan. In other words, steal service.

Do you think that's a smart move?
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If AT&T doesn't find you and nail you for stealing data, I will.

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tiiictaac wrote:

will att find me and charge me?


Yes

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okay so i wont tether. so what do i do know? my 2 year contract is about to expire in december or so and one of the member in the plan has a $30 unlimited data plan so i was thinking if att can let us both use that plan without adding another $30 data plan.

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So I'm confused by what you want to do here? You want to use the Internet connection of your iPhone to supply Internet service to other devices, like a laptop or desktop? That's what tethering is. And without a data plan on your phone, you will be charged generously by the megabyte for everything you do.

 

If you're trying to use another device's outbound Internet connection to supply Internet to your iPhone, you don't need to jailbreak or tether. As others have said, AT&T can and will add a data plan to your device if they detect it.

 

And data plans are limited to a single device. You can't share one data plan among multiple devices, with the exception of the personal hotspot plan.

 


tiiictaac wrote:

i have an iphone 3gs and i just jailbroke it today but, i do not have a internet or data plan, and i was thinking about tethering it using this app i got from a jailbreak source. if i use the tethering will i get charged?




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tiiictaac wrote:

okay so i wont tether. so what do i do know? my 2 year contract is about to expire in december or so and one of the member in the plan has a $30 unlimited data plan so i was thinking if att can let us both use that plan without adding another $30 data plan.


You really need to stop and reconsider what it is you actually want to do here.

Maybe someone can hit you really hard and knock some sense into you.

 

If you want an iPhone or any smart phone, you MUST have a data plan.

Data plans for smart phones are not shareable.

Using data on any device on AT&T without a data plan will run up a VERY large bill VERY quickly.  Tethering will cause it to go up even faster, think $1k plus data plan.

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