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John
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6th Nov 09 at 23:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sitting on my laptop thethered through my phone.

How would o2 know I'm not using the phone?

Do they care even if I am?

I can't see how they'd know I'm not using the phone to start with but if anybody knows 100% it would be nice to find out.
MarkM
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6th Nov 09 at 23:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is this similar to using my E71 as a modem and connecting to O2 mobile internet through my laptop?
Dom
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7th Nov 09 at 00:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Traffic usage is the only thing they will complain about, they can't detect that you're tethering, so just stick within your usage and you'll be a.o.k
John
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7th Nov 09 at 01:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bubble has given us some acronyms before saying that you get something different when you connect with a pc but I just can't see how.

It's a wireless tethering program on my magic that will show exactly like any other program, eg google maps would to the network.

I agree totally with you Dom, just came into my head because I don't normally do it.

Mark, yip that's exactly it.
Reecemac
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7th Nov 09 at 01:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Iv been doing it on my dream for about 6-8 months, just browsing no heavy downloads and they aint said anything. They no way to tell, they might like dom said, moan if you go over your usage.
John
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7th Nov 09 at 01:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've got unlimited data, which although not unlimited I'll probably never go near.

I've not got much cause to use so I shouldn't ever go over any soft limit.
Brett
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7th Nov 09 at 03:43   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This on your Magic John? What's it called?
John
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7th Nov 09 at 04:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yip, WiFi tether for root users its called but there are others.

It creates a wireless access point, really easy and it was fast where I was earlier on.
ed
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7th Nov 09 at 08:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've been doing this for ages on my iPhone. o2 seem to be none the wiser as I'm just accessing the same stuff, only on a bigger screen
Doug
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quote:
Originally posted by loafofbrett
This on your Magic John? What's it called?


You need to root your phone first.

Just be aware that a rooted Android device is SO bloody un-secure
jamied
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7th Nov 09 at 10:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

umm might give this ago
John
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quote:
Originally posted by Doug
quote:
Originally posted by loafofbrett
This on your Magic John? What's it called?


You need to root your phone first.

Just be aware that a rooted Android device is SO bloody un-secure


Unsecure how?
Doug
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7th Nov 09 at 12:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Use the ADB and you can extract all the database files in the phone. Passwords etc are all stored in plain text in those databases. No encryption or anything
John
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7th Nov 09 at 13:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So by unsecure you mean somebody would have to have already stolen your phone, then be a theif that bothered reading forums to find out how to use the sdk
Jambo
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7th Nov 09 at 13:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Orange say that they can tell, allthough i have no idea how, maybe just a scare tactic?
noshua
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7th Nov 09 at 23:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It will be, no optimized websites or anything so much more bandwidth usage.
Ian
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8th Nov 09 at 00:00   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I can tell whether you're using a phone or a computer, so I would guess your service provider will be able to.
John
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8th Nov 09 at 01:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm on just my phone tonight but when you've got a spare 10 minutes I can play what's the browser for research purposes.
Ian
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8th Nov 09 at 02:32   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.5; en-gb; T-Mobile G1 Build/CUPCAKE) AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile Safari/525.20.1

There's a few clues there in the user agent that you're on a mobile device.

Obviously spoofable because its the browser which prepares that string to go with the HTTP request, but if you don't alter that then it'll be available on your entire route.

 
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