Will tethering break your contract or charge you?

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    bseels13 New Member

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    I just need to clarify whether or not tethering my iPhone 3GS will give me any fees on my bill or break my contract. Please answer quickly!
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Tethering violates the Terms of Service for AT&T. However, if you don't go crazy and consume peculiarly high amounts of bandwidth, you have nothing to worry about. I've been tethering (albeit lightly) since I got my 3GS (over one month) and my bill had no additional charges.
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    bseels13 New Member

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    So let's say I use it half an hour a day, should I be okay?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Watching YouTube videos or other streaming media? You might run into trouble. A lot of uploading? Probably some trouble down the road. Regular websurfing / email? You should be fine.

    Don't take anything anyone tells you as a guarantee; tether at your own risk, but I didn't say don't have fun!
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    I dont know if YouTube will be to bad.. I did it on my Sprint Touch with unauthorized tethering lol.. But yeah you should be alright.. It is just like using PDANet and AT&T has not stopped that!
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    Anything but web browsing and emailing might alert them. Just don't download or upload, play online games, use Youtube, or do anything else that is fun. Hmm Im wondering though, for you heavy Internet radio and Pandora users, what's your mb usage per month? Go to settings, general, usage and at the bottom. All "unlimited" data plans have a 5 GB cap FYI.
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    dette New Member

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    Yes thanks for pointing out the 5GB cap I had forgotten that.
    I have had up to almost 700mb of data in one month one time from just using my iPhone
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There is no 5GB cap. Show me where in the Contract and Terms of Service it says 5GB. It's not there.

    The 5GB cap exists for other AT&T smartphones.

    Note: There is a Fair Use Policy, so if you go over x number of GB , AT&T will likely investigate your activities.
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    Hmmm really?
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    What do you mean by that?

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