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Preventing Hotspot Data Tracking.

9th January 2014, 07:37 PM |#1  
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So let's say you have unlimited data but don't want to pay for a mobile hotspot add-on. You find a work around and manage to enable the hotspot.

My question is regarding how this data is tracked, are they two separate entries or is the data compiled into one big chunk and recognized as a total number of GB's?

If the hotspot data is tracked separately is there a way to disable this feature to hide the fact that you have a hotspot?

Thanks in advance.
 
 
9th January 2014, 07:40 PM |#2  
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Depends how far Verizon wants to look into it. On a network layer side of things, mac address is a dead giveaway.

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9th January 2014, 10:53 PM |#3  
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Depends how far Verizon wants to look into it. On a network layer side of things, mac address is a dead giveaway.

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So is the TTL in the packet.
If they do packet inspection they can tell.
On the other hand, if you tether via BT they have a harder time.
10th January 2014, 08:21 AM |#4  
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How much tethering are you planning to do? I use up to 10gb a month sometimes. Someone posted they constantly use up to 100gb's a month...even saw a guy where he used 900gb's in a month. Yes, 900gb. You should be fine.

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I figured I wouldn't have an issue, my one friend wants to do this on his iPhone. I haven't had issues using the hotspot for a max of 10GB per month so no worries on my end.

Thanks for the replies guys.
12th January 2014, 07:57 PM |#6  
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Ive used 80gb before in a month and I am currently at about 65gb for my cycle. Ive never been contacted or looked into (knock on wood). I might add that a verizon rep did see the usage at the local store and said wow but that was it.
Youll be fine.
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