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Old 11-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #26
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$15 a month really isn't that bad for unlimited HSPA+ data tethering.

What does your cable run you monthly? Just sayin'!
the point is, the data is already paid for once. just because you take that data and put it in another spot doesnt mean the phone company deserves momey for that. they arent doing anything. its just a pure bullshit fee there to make extra revenue and discourage use of your plan that you already paid for.

and the cable company doesnt charge me to remote vpn into my house, or add another device onto my wireless n network, which is essentially the same thing.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:28 AM   #27
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the point is, the data is already paid for once. just because you take that data and put it in another spot doesnt mean the phone company deserves momey for that. they arent doing anything. its just a pure bullshit fee there to make extra revenue and discourage use of your plan that you already paid for.

and the cable company doesnt charge me to remote vpn into my house, or add another device onto my wireless n network, which is essentially the same thing.
Didn't ISPs try that when broadband was first introduced and it went away very quickly? I have no idea why tethering is still considered special except for the fact that people seem more apathetic and have less issues with corporations running over them these days.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #28
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i thought you didn't want any discussion of tethering workarounds in this forum anymore?
It's not a workaround. It's a company that offers free access to the internet.
http://www.freedompop.com/

And the Photon is a free ($99 deposit) device that gives you access to a tetherable WiFi device using their free tetherable data service.


And to clarify my original point - there was a discussion (as well as a brief mention in this thread) about how to circumvent the carrier's detection algorithm and that's a discussion that I don't think we want to have on here. I don't have any issues with discussing tethering as long as we aren't discussing how to get something someone didn't pay for.

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #29
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Its only free because the carriers haven't cracked down hard on it.

It's extremely simple to figure out if you're tethering or not.
How's that then?
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #30
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I believe they're not allowed to interfere with tethering over LTE on a metered data plan.
As far as I know this is correct. With the new share everything plan you can share your LTE connection pretty much unlimited (up to your data cap anyway).

It's only smart to allow tethering anyway since you no longer have everyone on unlimited data and many people are rooting anyway so why fight it when you can potentially get overage fees from people?
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #31
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:55 PM   #32
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How's that then?
I want to know as well

Besides the fact that the person may be using upwards of 10gbs downloading stuff
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