Is tethering illegal? Or frowned upon by Apple?

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  1. AttackAniPod

    AttackAniPod Banned

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    Is it? And on my carrier's website it says you can tether it.
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    I think they just want you to pay lots, don't they.... :/
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    I reckon you should find a carrier that does not know about tethering, cause if they don't know about. They can't charge you...
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    The carriers think it will put too much strain on their networks, so they don't like tethering.
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    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Perfectly legal as long as your carrier supports it. Mine offers it as a standard service up to my 4GB monthly data limit.
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    I have unlimited internet for 40euro a month. Which is like $50
    I also have 100texts2 other networks, 150mins to other numbers, free texts n calls to my network. is that good?
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    I have a contract with 1gb free data, 200sms, 150 mms and 3000 min's

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    it has a monthely fee of €74,89
    $97,37
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    in Germany tethering costs extra...but we just don't care. just do it, at least in Germany, they can't dectect it

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    but watch out not to exceed your bandwidth or it will cost you like hell =D

    our networks are very reliable though and they can (at the moment) handle the high demand supplied by tethering

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    unlimited data plans are cheap in Germany, they start from 10€/month and that's even on prepaid plans. The only thing is: when does the carrier cut down the bandwidth...GSM speed (GPRS) is unusable.
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    Just make sure you only view web pages or your bandwidth will spike and the carrier I'll know your tethering without their consent,
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    then they are guessing it...in Germany the laws say that they have to prove it and only then they can charge you or ban you...so we're lucky here I guess..don't know the situation in the US tho...but UK should be similar to Germany

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