Let me know, too..luv my Rhythm
I recently bought a MotoQ(I could kick my own *** for it b/c they don't allow MMS) and gave my husband my LG Rhythm(again kicking my own ***, what a great phone!). Anyway, to make a long story short, since I stay at home with our son, we have always used MY phone to connect to the internet via tethering. Alltel charges a $30 tethering fee now just to connect your phone to PC and have internet on PC. When I bought the Q I canceled the tethering feature b/c the Q has a program called Modem Link that allows me to dial in to the network using a code without having to pay them $30. I just have a $9.99 unlimited data fee and whalla, free internet. Well, pretty much free.
OK so here is the deal. My husband wants to be able to dial into the network using the LG Rhythm without having to pay the tethering charge. I figured since there is a way with the Q, there has to be a way with an LG. If we add the 9.99 unlimited data pack to his line, is there any way to dial into the network(using a dial up connection maybe?) with the LG Rhythm? I used to use Alltel Quick Link Mobile but of course since I canceled the tethering it will not work. Plus I'm sure there is a way that they can monitor what you are doing when you use Quick Link Mobile and I don't want them slapping the tether charge back on.
Has anyone else used the LG Rhythm or a similar Alltel phone to get internet access on their PC without tethering charges??? If so, please, fill me in!!!
Let me know, too..luv my Rhythm
Could you be anymore against your TOS? No, nobody should help you do this. You are cheating your carrier and they have every right to fine you for every megabyte transferred if you get caught, which they can monitor regardless of what software you use to do this.
How are you cheating your carrier? Sorry but unlimited data should be unlimited data. Alltel even offers the software to tether your phone to your computer. Since they clearly make it possible for you to do this I don't see how it's cheating your carrier. I do think they want to charge $30 a month for the plan to tether unlimited though although like you I've heard the Connect Pack 1 works but I'm not sure if it does or not so do that at your own risk. The $30 a month part might be the best option.
I fail to see how this is cheating your carrier since they have the software to make this possible not to mention will clearly tell you that you can tether. Unlimited data is unlimited data so if you pay for the unlimited plan I don't see why you shouldn't do this. Otherwise they wouldn't have a plan for it if they didn't expect you to do it. Who would pay $30 a month for data to not do anything with your phone you don't do now?
The "unlimited data" is for the phone's access only. Most likely, it states this in the Alltel TOS that you cannot tether without the tethering feature added to your line. They made the software so you can make use of the tethering add-on. What is so muddy here? Of course its cheating, you're using something that you're not paying for. You're paying for unlimited data access FROM YOUR PHONE and from nowhere else. Why would they have two features then? Unlimited data for $10 and then an additional $30 for tethering to a computer. They're separate because you guzzle more bandwidth when using a computer compared to a phone.Originally Posted by hometheaterman
Not to mention that talking about how to illegally tether on HowardForums is against the rules so I don't even know why you are continuing this thread.
I didn't say he should tether with the $10 plan. If it sounded that way it's not how I meant it to sound. I did say they have a $30 a month plan for it though. So if you add that I didn't see how it was wrong. I thought you meant tethering the phone wasn't right.
If you add the $30 a month plan for tethering I see no problem using it. I wouldn't advise using the $10 a month one to do it though as like said it's only intended to be for unlimited data on the phone. I just said I'd read that it worked for tethering but I've never personally tried it and don't recommend doing that no matter if it works or not.
Well if you add the $30 tethering feature then of course there's nothing wrong. You paying for what you are using. But when you use the $10 feature ... that does not include tethering and you can get into big trouble.
Just some misunderstanding.
Ok seems I just misunderstood you.Originally Posted by ParthG
I will say that I've had reps tell me that if I tether without the $30 a month plan it will just use my minutes. I've had 2 tell me that and one told me it would charge me for a day pass then just use my minutes but I'm not sure and I can't confirm or deny that. Just thought I'd pass that info along as for the OP it may be worth looking into to see what actually happens. Like I said I've asked 3 reps and 2 told me it would just use my minutes and the other one said it would charge me for a day pass and then just use my minutes.
I am paying for unlimited data. Unlimited data is unlimited data... even the Alltel rep told me that. She told me that if it worked, then use it. She told me that they do not advertise it or recommend it but it is possible and it is OK. Considering I don't even use my PC but maybe once a week since I DO have internet on my phone now, it shouldn't matter to anyone. So I guess you'll have to take your anger out on Alltel since they are allowing me to do it with my smart phone.Originally Posted by ParthG
Not to fan the flames of this discussion but I really wonder if Alltel can tell if you're tethering or watching a You Tube video on my Rhythm. When I go thru my data calls on my "recent calls" list, it only shows a separate data call for when I retrieve some sort of data and then the amount of data. That's despite a half hour long session of looking thru assorted you tube videos. It shows a whole bunch of different back-to-back data calls. It does the same if you tether. The only way they could tell is if they check the web address you're looking at while tethering of if you're viewing you tube vids. When you watch a mobile you tube video, alot of data is transferred.
Just some food for thought while not advocating breaking the rules.
Personally, I don't see why the tethering price isn't lower. $30/mo is right up there w/ some base wireless internet services. If it would be down around $10-15/mo, Alltel would probably get some more "honest" takers.