myTouch 4G Wi-Fi tethering is free?
So I got the myTouch last night (loving it by the way) and have unlimited data on it. I decided to try and see if I could tether. I did, and was able to without any hassle at all. My concern though is that I thought the myTouch 4G needed a tethering plan to be able to do it? I just don't want to tether and get a bunch of hidden fees on my bill. Anybody know what's the deal? Thanks.
- 12-22-2010, 06:50 PM #2
- 12-22-2010, 07:24 PM #4
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Hmmm.... I hate to throw out any bad news, but I do think Tmobile is charging $15 for at least the WiFi tethering even if you have an unlimited data plan, I'm not sure about USB tethering.
Are you able to tether WiFi without the plan? Just curious if you have already gotten the 1.17 update or are still on the 1.14 software release. I saw on another board a rumor that the 1.17 update locked the tethering so you needed the provisioning of the aforementioned $15 tether plan where maybe before it was open. I wound up calling Tmobile to get the plan added before even trying it so I can't help much on the data. I'm still on the 1.14 software, still waiting for my update (sobs on another thread).
- 12-25-2010, 09:45 AM #6
However there is a way around this. Use firefox and download the "user agent" add on. Change the user agent to Iphone 3G. And then your phone will think it is a device using data not a laptop or computer. Works for me I use this method a couple of times a week, because I end up on "roaming tower" often.
It isn't roaming like it use to be 10 years ago when you had to pay extra for calls and txt. But TMO just shuts down tethering to a computer. All data used by your device is still free.
- 12-26-2010, 04:48 PM #7
- 12-26-2010, 07:42 PM #8
T-Mobile Tethering Plan = $14.99
Its free if you dont start using tons of data like downloading netfix or something.
(if they dont know its free)
High data usage triggers red flags and you will get a text message and 30 seconds
later all forms of tethering are blocked.
T-mobile Blocking all forms of Tethering. - xda-developers
So if you are just doing email or surfing you are good.
They cant charge you without adding a service and they cant do that
without your approval.
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- 12-31-2010, 07:03 PM #19
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I am in the same situation, where I can use the Wifi hotspot feature no problem. I just bought my phone the other day. However, I was afraid of getting charged for it so I didn't tether for long. But the in store reps told me that If i used that feature I would t-mobile would automatically charge me on my bill. Can they really add that 14.99 plan without my approval or are they just saying that to deter me? I'm assuming if you use the tethering long enough, you'll also get blocked.
Also, if I rooted my phone, could I just use a wifi tethering app without tmobile knowing?
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High data usage is what triggers the text message from TMO and 30 seconds later tether/hotspot blocking .
I was on the G1 prebuy and have been tethering for a long time.
(back then I used PDAnet)
And wifi hotspotting since Froyo.
All I do is email and surf, no netflix or any high data transfers.
I've never been blocked or charged.