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Old 06-20-2009, 05:51 PM
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Tethering - automatic charge, or...?

I posted a similar, but not identical, topic months ago, but I have new questions.

I'm on Sprint using a Touch Pro. I have an iPod Touch, and would like to use the internet over Sprint's network with it. It works with the last free version of WMWifiRouter as well as the trial of the newest version, but I notice that it is using "Phone as Modem" instead of "Sprint". I heard that Sprint could tell that you were tethering if you use Phone as Modem connection, but not if you use the Sprint connection. Is that true, or can they not tell? I don't want to find a nice $60 addition to my bill.

Technically speaking, unless they checked the user agent string of the browser I don't see how they could tell, unless using the PAM connection sends them a note about it. I sometimes tweak the user agent to that of the iPhone for iPhone version websites anyway.

As I said in my previous post, there is no moral ambiguity here as it's not like I'm using this to tether my PC - just another cell phone, more or less.
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Re: Tethering - automatic charge, or...?

first who cares what you use it for, most of US myself included openly admit to our wmwifi use.. tell anyone who gives ya crap about it to pis off lol...

anyhow, run wmwifi, go into cellular connections and its your screen to change it to sprint... dunno who much diff it really makes, like u said unless it notes use of PAM, but youll be all goood man... change it just to be careful and for piece of mind i guess but your straight

***edit*** theres certainly no automatic charge also, to answer your thread title...
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:17 PM
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Re: Tethering - automatic charge, or...?

I personally use Pdanet and I sometimes use pam the actual program. I work for them and they say that they can tell, which in fact they can, bc sometimes they kill your connection, Sprint blocked PAM back in 06 so if you get away with it +1 for you, I personally use over 5 gigs of data a month of my phone and I have never seen a data charge. Now although I have not seen data charges, I have seen people get a letter saying that we dont want your ****ing business and bc you use so much data or roaming we cancleed your account, But as far as Pam watch ypur usage you you wont see nothing extra. Sprint does know if it is pam just dont stick out.
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Re: Tethering - automatic charge, or...?

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sometimes they kill your connection
I was using pam today (actually still am right now) and my phone popped up with a message that said something about data connection ending due to termination on the remote server or something. The message was in the top right where the connection messages usually are. I wonder if that was them cutting me off or if that was just a hiccup with my computer
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Re: Tethering - automatic charge, or...?

Nope sometimes this happens if you are using too much data, happens to me sometimes, Just connect again and you shouldnt get that after it.
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Re: Tethering - automatic charge, or...?

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I posted a similar, but not identical, topic months ago, but I have new questions.

I'm on Sprint using a Touch Pro. I have an iPod Touch, and would like to use the internet over Sprint's network with it. It works with the last free version of WMWifiRouter as well as the trial of the newest version, but I notice that it is using "Phone as Modem" instead of "Sprint". I heard that Sprint could tell that you were tethering if you use Phone as Modem connection, but not if you use the Sprint connection. Is that true, or can they not tell? I don't want to find a nice $60 addition to my bill.

Technically speaking, unless they checked the user agent string of the browser I don't see how they could tell, unless using the PAM connection sends them a note about it. I sometimes tweak the user agent to that of the iPhone for iPhone version websites anyway.

As I said in my previous post, there is no moral ambiguity here as it's not like I'm using this to tether my PC - just another cell phone, more or less.
You should not be able to connect phone as modem if its not enabled in your account. It should give an Error 67. At least thats been my experience
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Re: Tethering - automatic charge, or...?

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You should not be able to connect phone as modem if its not enabled in your account. It should give an Error 67. At least thats been my experience


Not true, I am got it on mine and I am using it right now. I aint paying 45$ for no pam plan f that.
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Re: Tethering - automatic charge, or...?

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Not true, I am got it on mine and I am using it right now. I aint paying 45$ for no pam plan f that.
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