1. hexproject's Avatar
    So anyone try using wifi tether on their new unlocked Galaxy Nexus with AT&T.
    Will AT&T find out?

    Or do you have to root it first so AT&T does not catch you.
    I have a AT&T rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 with titanium backup.
    Had to freeze the tethering manager first for the Wifi hotspot to work.

    Any help or input would be greatly appreciated.
    01-07-2012 03:35 AM
  2. bmolloy's Avatar
    I have used wifi tether on my GN with my unlimited data plan on AT&T. It works great. As for if you will get caught or not, that is an unknown. There are several people on the forums around here and elsewhere that have gotten the dirty letter and text message from AT&T telling them to knock off the tethering. I have been doing it for a few years now, I had a Nexus one on AT&T, then an Inspire 4G rooted and running Cyanogen Mod with the wifi enabled, now the GN. I have never received the dirty letter.

    I am of the impression that heavy use will flag you, I really don't use tons of data. I abuse my phone, but I spend most of my day on wifi and only use the hotspot when I am somewhere without free wifi, or with crummy free wifi (I have found far too many Starbucks that speed test under 1MB down).

    There are also those around the forums that will absolutely flame you for suggesting that you use your hotspot because it is against the terms of your contract and thereby you are committing petty theft. To that I say... I would love to give AT&T another $20 per month for this service but I will not give up my unlimited data to do it. (On another subject it seems that people are starting to see data throttling at as low as 2GB per month so be warned about that if you plan on tethering much.)
    01-08-2012 08:39 AM
  3. Gadginator's Avatar
    I have been using an unlocked Galaxy S on AT&T for several months, and constantly turn on WiFi tethering and never have I run into an issue with AT&T.
    01-10-2012 06:20 PM