They actually have VERY little ability to detect tethering (especially if using https) yeah they may be able to detect headers n such, but still, one can change their own headers to get the full page naturally (instead of the baby mobile page)
What has happened is they see that you're using a lot of data. I've seen this a lot. Us with the grandfathered unlimited. I stream pandora/spotify all day to my car and I got a call once. Saying I was tethering. I laughed on the phone and asked for a date. Then i asked for the header information that proves i was tethering. They couldn't provide. Then i asked what kind of device was I tethering (something you can easily detect), they couldn't tell me. I said to them "I dont appreciate you lying to me. I know you do this to people whom use a lot of their unlimited data plan. It's all over the internet. If you call me about this lie again, I can assure you, I will transfer to verizon. If we have a problem, transfer me to your boss and I'll make sure he or she knows that too"
The rep quickly apologized and said I wouldn't hear about this again.
I'm not kidding at all. It's just their way of intimidation to get you out of unlimited and into the tiered plans. WATCH OUT, I have seen people automatically pushed into a tiered plan. A few straight up canceled (with no penalty) because technically AT&T had no proof they violated their contract, so they pretty much had to let them go for free.
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Originally Posted by Prime
Also according to att using the micro USB to HDMI they provided with the Samsung infuse to your TV is also tethering. Just tossing that out there along with all the other bull****tery
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lol they must not know what tethering is
What you should say to them
"Well my phone is plugged into the power outlet. **** my house is stealing my 4g. You know what, just give me the tethering plan"