Page 1 of 45 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 671

Thread: PSA: Stopping Network Abusers

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    likeitmatters
    Posts
    180
    Device(s)
    Lg flip phone
    Carrier(s)
    verizon
    Feedback Score
    0

    attention data hogs and people who tethering

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/29777...ta-thiefs.html


    I Think it is a great idea because of a few, everybody will lose.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    92
    Feedback Score
    0

    PSA: Stopping Network Abusers

    Well there you have it folks... It was a matter of time.

    Stopping Network Abusers: An Open Letter to T-Mobile Customers

    However, these violators are going out of their way with all kinds of workarounds to steal more LTE tethered data. They’re downloading apps that hide their tether usage, rooting their phones, writing code to mask their activity, etc. They are “hacking” the system to swipe high speed tethered data. These aren't naive amateurs; they are clever hackers who are willfully stealing for their own selfish gain. It’s a small group – 1/100 of a percent of our 59 million customers – but some of them are using as much as 2 terabytes (2,000GB!) of data in a month. I’m not sure what they are doing with it – stealing wireless access for their entire business, powering a small cloud service, providing broadband to a small city, mining for bitcoin -- but I really don’t care!


    Why is T-Mobile doing this?

    These rule-breakers can compromise the network experience for other T-Mobile customers by violating our terms and conditions in this way—we won’t let that happen.

    Source

    FAQs

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Gulf Coast
    Posts
    16,070
    Device(s)
    Moto G7 Power, Nexus 5X
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile, PagePlus
    Feedback Score
    0
    And thus it begins.
    Donald Newcomb

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Redwood Valley,NorCal/but SoCal Born and Raised/Pocatello,ID
    Posts
    29,638
    Device(s)
    Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Samsung Galaxy Watch (AT&T), Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
    Carrier(s)
    AT&T Wireless
    Feedback Score
    0
    How can you steal something you're paying for? T-Mobile is obviously letting success go to their heads, this sounds like a "carrier" move in every way. I knew there was some cracked plaster beneath all of that gleaming magenta. Oh, by the way, John, rooting is legal, perhaps you forgot, or maybe you're just the same as those CEO'S you love to criticize. The facade is starting to crumble, and the almost cult like atmosphere is starting to smell a bit.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Redwood Valley,NorCal/but SoCal Born and Raised/Pocatello,ID
    Posts
    29,638
    Device(s)
    Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, Samsung Galaxy Watch (AT&T), Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
    Carrier(s)
    AT&T Wireless
    Feedback Score
    0
    How can you steal something you're paying for? T-Mobile is obviously letting success go to their heads, this sounds like a "carrier" move in every way. I knew there was some cracked plaster beneath all of that gleaming magenta. Oh, by the way, John, rooting is legal, perhaps you forgot, or maybe you're just the same as those CEO'S you love to criticize. The facade is starting to crumble, and the cult like atmosphere is starting to smell of noxious odors.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    120
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2 View Post
    How can you steal something you're paying for? T-Mobile is obviously letting success go to their heads, this sounds like a "carrier" move in every way. I knew there was some cracked plaster beneath all of that gleaming magenta. Oh, by the way, John, rooting is legal, perhaps you forgot, or maybe you're just the same as those CEO'S you love to criticize. The facade is starting to crumble, and the almost cult like atmosphere is starting to smell a bit.
    Who is paying for 2 terabytes of tethering? I must have missed that plan.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    OKC, OK
    Posts
    2,745
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2 View Post
    How can you steal something you're paying for? T-Mobile is obviously letting success go to their heads, this sounds like a "carrier" move in every way. I knew there was some cracked plaster beneath all of that gleaming magenta. Oh, by the way, John, rooting is legal, perhaps you forgot, or maybe you're just the same as those CEO'S you love to criticize. The facade is starting to crumble, and the almost cult like atmosphere is starting to smell a bit.
    Wrong. They are not paying to tether 2TB of data. In most cases they're not paying to tether more than 7gb. Nobody has the right to tether unless their plan includes some sort of tethering option. He also did not say rooting was illegal, he was simply pointing out one of the avenues used to evade contractual tethering limits.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    120
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2 View Post
    How can you steal something you're paying for? T-Mobile is obviously letting success go to their heads, this sounds like a "carrier" move in every way. I knew there was some cracked plaster beneath all of that gleaming magenta. Oh, by the way, John, rooting is legal, perhaps you forgot, or maybe you're just the same as those CEO'S you love to criticize. The facade is starting to crumble, and the cult like atmosphere is starting to smell of noxious odors.
    Who is paying for 2 TB of of tethering? I must have missed that plan.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,748
    Device(s)
    iPhone XS Mega, OP6
    Carrier(s)
    AT&T, T-Mobile
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2 View Post
    How can you steal something you're paying for? T-Mobile is obviously letting success go to their heads, this sounds like a "carrier" move in every way. I knew there was some cracked plaster beneath all of that gleaming magenta. Oh, by the way, John, rooting is legal, perhaps you forgot, or maybe you're just the same as those CEO'S you love to criticize. The facade is starting to crumble, and the cult like atmosphere is starting to smell of noxious odors.
    Aren't we being a little dramatic here?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,748
    Device(s)
    iPhone XS Mega, OP6
    Carrier(s)
    AT&T, T-Mobile
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2 View Post
    How can you steal something you're paying for? T-Mobile is obviously letting success go to their heads, this sounds like a "carrier" move in every way. I knew there was some cracked plaster beneath all of that gleaming magenta. Oh, by the way, John, rooting is legal, perhaps you forgot, or maybe you're just the same as those CEO'S you love to criticize. The facade is starting to crumble, and the almost cult like atmosphere is starting to smell a bit.
    Didn't you post this exact same message in the other thread? Being a little dramatic aren't we?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    419
    Device(s)
    iPhone 6s
    Carrier(s)
    Sprint/T-Mobile
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2 View Post
    How can you steal something you're paying for? T-Mobile is obviously letting success go to their heads, this sounds like a "carrier" move in every way. I knew there was some cracked plaster beneath all of that gleaming magenta. Oh, by the way, John, rooting is legal, perhaps you forgot, or maybe you're just the same as those CEO'S you love to criticize. The facade is starting to crumble, and the cult like atmosphere is starting to smell of noxious odors.
    Chances are, you're probably not paying to tether more than 7GB. Not paying for service: kinda looks like stealing.
    Personal bests:

    Sprint // $70 Unlimited + iPhone Forever
    Apple iPhone 6s (Sprint)


    [Formerly] Verizon Wireless // More Everything™ 10GB
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (VZW) | Motorola DROID RAZR M
    http://www.speedtest.net/android/1119949246.png
    T-Mobile // Simple Choice Prepaid Unlimited
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (VZW)
    http://www.speedtest.net/android/1146406371.png

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Queens
    Posts
    99
    Device(s)
    Nexus 5, Moto X 2013, Droid Razr M
    Carrier(s)
    T-mobile
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by ilvla2 View Post
    How can you steal something you're paying for? T-Mobile is obviously letting success go to their heads, this sounds like a "carrier" move in every way. I knew there was some cracked plaster beneath all of that gleaming magenta. Oh, by the way, John, rooting is legal, perhaps you forgot, or maybe you're just the same as those CEO'S you love to criticize. The facade is starting to crumble, and the cult like atmosphere is starting to smell of noxious odors.
    Like everyone else said, tethering 2TB of data over a wireless network is abuse.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

    Life in the Fast Lane

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    13,768
    Feedback Score
    0
    Yes absolutely 100% agree, and in my book the level would be way way below the terabyte 1

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    3,145
    Carrier(s)
    T-Mobile
    Feedback Score
    0
    If they know when people are abusing their tethering allotment, why not automatically slow down their data?

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    853
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)
    At least there i no such issue with tettering unlimited data.You can add hotspot for 29.99 a month or place it in hotspot device

Page 1 of 45 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. WIND Mobile’s Fair Use Policies for Potential Network Abuse
    By artbungler in forum Freedom Mobile (previously Wind Mobile)
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 09-04-2015, 06:32 PM
  2. Bell When does streaming become Data Network Abuse?
    By the-marshall in forum Bell/Virgin/Lucky/Solo
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-18-2007, 06:18 AM
  3. Why does Express Network data stop flowing?
    By Life-Is-Good in forum Verizon Wireless
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-10-2004, 02:55 PM
  4. Bell abusing the network
    By jace in forum Bell/Virgin/Lucky/Solo
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-01-2003, 02:32 AM
  5. stop switching networks!!!
    By dtmfjunkie in forum Fido
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-11-2001, 12:05 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks