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[Mod] Enable Wifi Tethering (Recovery Flashable)

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10th June 2014, 07:58 PM   |  #21  
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Its unlikely they are looking at webpages and whether they were mobile format or not. The data packets are tagged as tethered, it doesn't matter whether you were viewing mobile pages or not (and that isn't going to conceal the tethering). At least that what folks here that are smarter than me have stated. If true, that means that AT&T can detect any tethering, they just choose not to enforce with zero tolerance (possibly because its simply not practical), but rather to use some additional parameters to decide whether a person is going to receive the "warning" email and subsequently have a tethering plan added to their account.

Nobody here knows for sure what parameters AT&T uses to trigger the "warning" email (and probably not info that AT&T is going to volunteer). But volume of tethered data has been reasonably speculated. I'm surprised to hear that you were able stream YouTube, other movies, and downloads, without getting caught. Could be you were just lucky; or you are in fact correct that tethered data volume is not the key indicator. Nobody except folks at AT&T know for sure.

My advice is still to keep tethered usage to a minimum, in order to stay of their radar.

If I'm just lucky then I am really damn lucky! I've been tethering for YouTube and movies for over 3 years. Granted I don't do it excessively, but probably more so than some people with actual tethering plans do. Honestly Att is a mystery to me. Maybe they are just playing nice because my family has been with them since the old Cingular Wireless days. Family has probably been with them almost 20 years now, maybe more.

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Maybe they are just playing nice because my family has been with them since the old Cingular Wireless days. Family has probably been with them almost 20 years now, maybe more.

I kinda have a feeling that being a longtime customer, and/or multiple lines is indeed a factor (as these things seem to have some sway with AT&T when it comes to customer service).
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I kinda have a feeling that being a longtime customer, and/or multiple lines is indeed a factor (as these things seem to have some sway with AT&T when it comes to customer service).


Haha yeah. Honestly though, I'm glad. My loyalty to them = their loyalty to me. Mutually beneficial. If I were treated like every other customer who's come on in the past couple years I'd be disappointed. Loyalty is something I believe in deeply and if it is indeed loyalty that's kept my unlimited data amongst other things, then I think that's a pretty respectable thing of AT&T. And I'm sure it doesn't hurt that I get about 3-5 new devices a year. I'm sure they love phones whores like myself
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