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    Default Help w/tethering AT&T (Note 3)

    My note 3 is not rooted but here is my question. I had been tethering for years on it because i simply can not get dsl where i live. I got a letter the other day telling me that if i continue to tether with the device then i will lose my unlimited and they would had a tethering plan on my phone that would basically be around 60$ extra a month for 5 gigs. If i root it will i be able to continue to tether without them knowing? or is there another step to this besides just rooting? Or is it not possible to do at all?
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 01-19-2014 at 08:04 AM.
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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    How is it? Tethering is Sharing your phone using your Internet connection that you already pay for. How can they say that you can't tether? I don't understand

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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    And when I am in US. I use att

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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    They can say it because tethering isn't offered on grandfathered unlimited data plans not even as an add on I believe. You may try rooting and/or using a VPN or proxy server. I have never tried this but have seen others post that they have and hide tethering but again it's a risk you take with tethering on atts old unlimited data plan.


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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    How is it? Tethering is Sharing your phone using your Internet connection that you already pay for. How can they say that you can't tether? I don't understand

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    On grandfathered unlimited plans AT&T doesn't allow tethering. They want you to be on a capped plan to do so.

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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    Oh okay
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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    Does the US ex post facto rules in the constitution not cover anything that a company conducting business in the united states with its citizens? Ex Post Facto basically says that anything that was legal in the past cannot be made illegal today and be applied to a person who was legal up until this new law was made. So I was legally able to tether with my grandfathered unlimited plan when I started it. Now ATT sees that they can make a lot of money with tiered plans and has now said that grandfathered unlimited plans cannot use tethering as a way to force those users to buy new plans that are much more expensive. So basically they have made it against the new rules for me to do something that was ok a few years ago.
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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by power5 View Post
    Does the US ex post facto rules in the constitution not cover anything that a company conducting business in the united states with its citizens? Ex Post Facto basically says that anything that was legal in the past cannot be made illegal today and be applied to a person who was legal up until this new law was made. So I was legally able to tether with my grandfathered unlimited plan when I started it. Now ATT sees that they can make a lot of money with tiered plans and has now said that grandfathered unlimited plans cannot use tethering as a way to force those users to buy new plans that are much more expensive. So basically they have made it against the new rules for me to do something that was ok a few years ago.
    The legality of it is he signed a contract and agreed to the terms of that contract. A person is just as obligated to honor those terms as the company.

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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    Bottom line u can simply download a VPN hide app that will mask your tethering to make it seem like a normal phone data usage.

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    And u don't have to be rooted.

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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by power5 View Post
    Does the US ex post facto rules in the constitution not cover anything that a company conducting business in the united states with its citizens? Ex Post Facto basically says that anything that was legal in the past cannot be made illegal today and be applied to a person who was legal up until this new law was made. So I was legally able to tether with my grandfathered unlimited plan when I started it. Now ATT sees that they can make a lot of money with tiered plans and has now said that grandfathered unlimited plans cannot use tethering as a way to force those users to buy new plans that are much more expensive. So basically they have made it against the new rules for me to do something that was ok a few years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by Xingularity View Post
    The legality of it is he signed a contract and agreed to the terms of that contract. A person is just as obligated to honor those terms as the company.

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    This. Power you're comparing law to terms. It's not against the law.. You won't be thrown in jail for tethering... But in the terms they can force you to a new plan or cancel your service. You did agree in the terms.

    Alot of terms have some sort of verbiage that says unlimited data is for the phone.. Not a device connected to the phone or anything like that. It strictly means data being transmitted for the phone itself to use.. Not data passed to an iPad, laptop, etc.

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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    Which app do you suggest?

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    I was simply questioning if anything about tethering was in unlimited plans back in 2007 contract verbiage.

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    Default Re: Help w/tethering Att (Note 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by power5 View Post
    I was simply questioning if anything about tethering was in unlimited plans back in 2007 contract verbiage.

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    You aren't on the agreement anymore so it doesn't matter. Your terms now say it.. Guaranteed.

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    Default Re: Help w/tethering AT&T (Note 3)

    Yeah. If you are off contract you agree not to tether and they agree not to turn you service of as long as you don't.

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    Default Re: Help w/tethering AT&T (Note 3)

    Does Foxfi/PdaNet+ work on the Note 3?

    I'm using it on my AT&T Galaxy S3 after the 4.3 update but I had to reinstall the program on my PC to get it to work.

    Found the answer on another thread,

    "I have Foxfi and works perfectly on my stock AT & T Note 3. So much easier than rooting and everything else I would have had to do on an HTC one. I love HTC phones but Samsung is growing on me fast. I have paid version of Foxfi btw"

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