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Tether Thru Skyfire Detectable? Tech Help


Aug 17, 2009, 7:37 PM
I'm looking to tether to my desktop, going thru
Skyfire: it renders web pages same as PC. ATT
rep says they will be able to detect this & tell
me I've violated the contract & send me a bill
based on kbs used. Does anyone have the technical smarts or possibly know someone who does to verify this?
Back story: data plan thru the big rip-off is only $15/mo on an un-smart phone. I don't want to browse using the compressed protocol. Data is data!


Aug 17, 2009, 7:46 PM
Uses the same network portions. I think your rep was trying to sell you more stuff.
Other people have successfully done this with other companies. As long as your not Downloading a bunch of stuff so its evident your kb usage is way outside what you phone should achieve durring a time period. I would think you should be fine.

Aug 17, 2009, 8:00 PM
Thanks very much. I thought I smelled some bull!

Aug 18, 2009, 11:31 AM
I tether my laptop to my N95 using Joikuspot, it works great! What phone do you have? Some phones are really easy to tether.

Aug 18, 2009, 6:57 PM
I will be getting Nokia 6650
I understand PC Connect from Nokia is an easy one. Some forum contributors say you get full web pages (?).

Aug 18, 2009, 9:31 PM
Yeah, it's called Nokia PC Suite.

Nov 24, 2009, 11:47 AM
Most phone use Diffrent log-ins to the system for MIPs

ITs night and day when a phone does it on our network since It logs in to Data with a diffrent log in to tether.

What you want is

1. a PROXY that will use the Base Mobile IP config regardless of data access type

2. know how to edit your Mobile IP config

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