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    Default Nexus 4 - AT&T Unlimited 4G -- can you tether?

    Hello,

    I just got a Nexus 4 and have AT&T. I currently have an old bundle plan (Code PMX9) that combines:

    unlimited data (3G)
    tethering
    1500 text messages

    When I tried to upgrade to the Unlimited 4G data plan, I was told that there isn't an unlimited 4G data plan that includes tethering. I was told that if I change to the unlimited 4G data plan, I would lose the ability to tether, and there is no way to add tethering to the grandfathered unlimited 4G data plan.

    For those of you who have moved over to the 4G data plan and are grandfathered under the unlimited data plan, are you able to tether without running special software?

    TIA!
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 - AT&T Unlimited 4G -- can you tether?

    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to teather... I'm not supposed to teather on my galaxy nexus with Verizon but I do so anyways. Doesn't hurt to try I always say! =)

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    Default Re: Nexus 4 - AT&T Unlimited 4G -- can you tether?

    I am on the 4G plan and I tethered just the other day.
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    They don't care if you occasionally tether, but if you do it regularly or use a lot of data you'll be redirected to an at+t warning page.

    And they can easily tell you're tethered, they just have to bother checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gone down south View Post
    They don't care if you occasionally tether, but if you do it regularly or use a lot of data you'll be redirected to an at+t warning page.

    And they can easily tell you're tethered, they just have to bother checking.
    So how can they tell if your tethering?
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 - AT&T Unlimited 4G -- can you tether?

    Quote Originally Posted by cgill27 View Post
    So how can they tell if your tethering?
    Don't know how ATT does it but supposedly T-mobile randomly checks user agent strings (tells them the browser or program the data is coming from).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgill27 View Post
    So how can they tell if your tethering?
    User agent and TTL settings. Even if u cloak the former, the latter will give you away.

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    I've come to the conclusion that it depends on how much you tether and the type of traffic you create on their network.

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    I was a moderate user (2-3 gigs a month) with an unlimited plan on att and they caught me. I think they view this as a matter principle --read, money-- with respect to it being against their TOS. Hence when they come across it they address it. Whether you're using 3 gigs or 30 every month.

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    Default Re: Nexus 4 - AT&T Unlimited 4G -- can you tether?

    I tether on occasion but just to check emails/surf the Web on my laptop. (probably 10-20Mbs every few months).

    I have not be caught yet, but like others if it is occasional and of a minimal amount, it sees at&t is less concerned.

    Dan



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    Default Re: Nexus 4 - AT&T Unlimited 4G -- can you tether?

    I tried tethering an iPhone to my Nexus 4, ran the speed test app and during the test I watched the traffic initially start and drop to zero. As if at&t saw the tethering and cut it off.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 - AT&T Unlimited 4G -- can you tether?

    Quote Originally Posted by gone down south View Post
    They don't care if you occasionally tether, but if you do it regularly or use a lot of data you'll be redirected to an at+t warning page.

    And they can easily tell you're tethered, they just have to bother checking.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    That's strange. T-mobile told me to tether to save me money.

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