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By jasonmerc, Senior Member on 15th February 2017, 01:29 AM
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31st May 2018, 09:14 PM |#21  
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Thanks for letting me know about this. I was talking to some people about using this method and they said it was a hit or miss in terms of hiding their tethering usage. I'll update the OP to include what you said as a fix, for people to try out if it's not working

Anytime. I just noticed .5mbps again and found that removing IPv6 from the laptop helps. (I think that getting IPv6 from t-mo is a new thing, but not 100% sure)
EDIT: it seems like there are other issues with t-mobile IPv6 implementation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipe...ile_IPv6_users
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26th June 2018, 09:46 PM |#22  
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Edit: Working fine in High Sierra 10.13.5. Needed to do a few other things in Android 9.0 to make it work.
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19th January 2019, 06:52 PM |#23  
Lemme confirm that this works on Verizon too. Verizon said on my basic unlimited plan that tethering would not be included and I'd be capped at 600 kilobits per second speeds. I just did this method and tested with Verizon and as you can see by the screenshot, my speeds are far exceeding their limit for me because my tethering data looks like normal data

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29th April 2019, 07:14 AM |#24  
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I know this is an old post, and I hate to necro, but I just tested this out (currently running Ubuntu 18.04), and it was tracked as wifi tethering by T-Mobile. Looks like they've plugged this.
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29th April 2019, 04:47 PM |#25  
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I know this is an old post, and I hate to necro, but I just tested this out (currently running Ubuntu 18.04), and it was tracked as wifi tethering by T-Mobile. Looks like they've plugged this.

It's fine, my hope was to keep this as a running log that can change with the times. Already had to do it once before.

There are a couple considerations for this: one is are you on a stock ROM on a phone from Tmobile? That might have other safeguards that custom ROMs dont that allow them to track your data usage with greater accuracy. Two is are you using a custom DNS resolver? Check the first post about using a different non-Tmobile DNS via a module you can flash in Magisk.
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5th August 2019, 11:13 AM |#26  
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I'm going to add my current experience to this thread for those still looking for up to date information relating to this thread.

I use Simple Mobile's $50 plan which doesn't include tethering as an advertisement or option

I have found that by using a VPN on the phone itself prior to starting the tether operation(wired and wireless) using a rooted Blu Vivo 5R allows truly undetectable and unthrottled thethered data usage.

I've been using this method for years and consistently get over 700GB's a month with no cut offs and slow downs.

I've recently been using it with easytether plugged into one of my many openwrt flashed wireless routers USB port and my phone acts as a modem to the wireless router without any issues. It also keeps my device fully charged and no heating issues as it's through the USB 3.0 port vs the wifi hotspot.

I have a number of lifetime VPN memberships and most of them were only 40 bucks to get, like KeepSolid VPNUNLIMITED, and that works exceptionally well.

No need to change TTL if VPN is used on the phone itself. The beefier the phones CPU, the faster the data speeds are with the VPN enabled.

I've also noticed if VPN is slowing down your data because of a slow phone CPU, you can use the openwrt router to change the TTL and also act as the VPN point so it doesn't overwhelm your phone.
This of course requires the wireless router to have a beefier CPU and that is less common and more expensive to get your hands on.

For most people, using a VPN on their computer and changing the TTL before it leaves the computer to the tethered phone works as well.

I've done all of these with absolute success on Simple Mobile and Straight Talk.

I've used pdanet/FoxFi, easytether, and numerous other tethering methods including just creating a proxy on my phone that devices connect to through the local network. They all work.


Figured I'd give my experiences and data on this awesome thread.
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6th August 2019, 03:17 PM |#27  
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I also want to post this for everyone's reference as it seems to be the best thing out right now and it legitimately works.

Basically, you generate a iPad IMEI and then activate any new ATT sim card on the sign up/activation page ATT supplies for you(found in the link) and you can put the sim card in any device without having to worry about TTL, VPN or other means to hide your hotspot/tethering usage.

This is the EXACT same thing that those eBay sellers are offering and charging for. You can do it for free at your own expense of just a sim card and the monthly 34.99 purely unlimited data plan. And since it's prepaid, if you don't like it, you can cancel it with no worries. If you like it, you can start it again with no issues.

Here are the plans and the place you activate at ATT official site and the fine print: https://buyasession.att.com/sbd/Comm...tePlans.action

Here is the sub Reddit related to it and how to make it work along with user input of everyone else doing it and easy to follow guides (I got the links from there):
https://www.reddit.com/r/NoContract/...m_medium=web2x
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