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  • Cricket Wireless Tethering Block (dates)

    From information we received, Cricket will be placing the actual blocks on tethering at the following times:


    Nov 30th: Kansas City PDSN (Kansas City / St. Louis)

    Dec 7th: Denver PDSNs (Denver, Ft. Collins/Greely, CO Springs, Pueblo, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Knoxville, Little Rock, Fayetteville, Ft. Smith, Memphis, Jonesboro, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Provo, Boise, Reno, Spokane, Fresno, Modesto/Merced, Visalia, Portland, Salem, Eugene)

    Dec 14th: All Remaining PDSNs / Markets

    Those attempting to tether at this point will be redirected to a page about Cricket's tethering add on.

    We can only guess what measures will be taken and what phones this will apply to. Not following Cricket's guidelines can always get your account shut off. Always consider these risks when attempting to circumvent these policies. Final question one must ask themselves is: "Is it worth it?"

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cricket Wireless Tethering Block (dates) started by chrisngrod View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. JORTON's Avatar
      JORTON -
      If you tether before the date will you be ok? OR will it stop working?
    1. avenue's Avatar
      avenue -
      Quote Originally Posted by JORTON View Post
      If you tether before the date will you be ok? OR will it stop working?
      You should be fine until that date, but if they stop early there isn't anything you can do about it other than add the $10 tethering add-on.

      You're not really supposed to tether anyway, so just enjoy it while it lasts.
    1. sinewaves's Avatar
      sinewaves -
      Its not worth it at all.. With so many more providers with unlimited plans available its a no brainer, cricket needs to go back to there 45 unlimited plan and get outta here with the tethering add on B.S to even compete, specially with the our economy on the brink of destruction..
    1. avenue's Avatar
      avenue -
      Quote Originally Posted by sinewaves View Post
      Its not worth it at all.. With so many more providers with unlimited plans available its a no brainer, cricket needs to go back to there 45 unlimited plan and get outta here with the tethering add on B.S to even compete, specially with the our economy on the brink of destruction..
      When you think about it, it's not really that bad. I don't think you can add on tethering on Verizon Wireless for just $10/month.

      $65/month, for unlimited everything on Android, and tethering, is good, in my opinion.
    1. big gulps huh's Avatar
      big gulps huh -
      With the extra $10 do they allow more than 1gb of usage on android plan?

      ---------- Post added at 02:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:58 PM ----------

      Nevermind... It does not add any extra data usage to your allowance. So, it is still 1gb (which I regularly hit WITHOUT tethering by the 10th each month). So, unless you are using a cricket branded phone this is not worth it.
    1. Kirby9058's Avatar
      Kirby9058 -
      Does anyone know how this block actually works? I'd be interested in trying for a workaround for people who don't want to pay the extra $10 a month. (I personally think it's a bit bogus to charge $10 a month to use a feature built into the phone without any added bandwidth.) While it's still cheaper than most of the alternatives, I feel like users paying the $10 a month should get more bandwidth at the very least.
    1. zoydberg's Avatar
      zoydberg -
      its 9:20 pm mst in Denver on 12/7, im writing this post in firefox on my win 7 laptop, wifi tethered to my evo 4g running cm7, im on the android plan and have the *228 prls and settings. ill check back tommorow.

      i made a post earlier in the forums about the some of the theory behind tether detection.

      PSA: Take It Easy, AT&T Isn't Targeting Unauthorized Android Tethering (And May Never)

      Some tethering applications for iOS make use of alternative methods and route tethered traffic through the phone's normal data APN, but by and large, most jailbreakers stick with the stock application because it's easy to use and doesn't require any complicated setup. In fact, many iPhone users jailbreak for the sole purpose of avoiding AT&T's tethering fees (for why, see next section). These are the people AT&T's is going after.

      Android tethering, on the other hand, isn't set up to route data through an alternate APN when the phone is in tethering mode - meaning AT&T would actually have to scan packets to determine whether or not you're tethering. This requires diversion of AT&T's resources (read: money), while identifying iPhone tethering is markedly simpler (read: cheap). AT&T's Android device population is also relatively small, while iPhone plans represents a very large chunk of AT&T's total revenue. But that's not the only reason AT&T is sticking it to iPhone users.

      TTL modification to cloak tethered packets - let's make them work harder to catch us. - MacRumors Forums

      The solution for detection of PC-tethered devices involves a combination of signature and heuristic-based policy rules. The first mechanism was detection based on PC application signatures. The other detection method was a heuristic mechanism which used a combination of multiple correlated conditions aggregated over a configurable period of time that a subscriber device can trigger. The conditions that were agreed upon with the service provider customer for the heuristic mechanism included categories such as 1) number of simultaneous sessions, 2) HTTP user-agent headers, 3) protocols that were likely to originate from a PC, 4) device type, and 5), device screen size. When the correlated conditions threshold was reached, the device was detected as being tethered. sandvine case study
    1. zoydberg's Avatar
      zoydberg -
      12/8 in Denver, usb and wifi tether still work perfectly on my evo 4g.
    1. Woof's Avatar
      Woof -
      The odds that Cricket will devote any resources to detecting tethering are slim to none IMO. They rolled this out for all the folks who were asking for it. Most people think tethering is something t=you have to pay for or has to be turned on by the carrier, so thats what they did.
      I seriously doubt we'll see very many threads on "Cricket blocked my tethering!!"
    1. andrew01's Avatar
      andrew01 -
      aint that sum bull lol but its k. but if theres no teathering what about usb connecting same or what?
    1. avenue's Avatar
      avenue -
      Quote Originally Posted by andrew01 View Post
      aint that sum bull lol but its k. but if theres no teathering what about usb connecting same or what?
      You should be able to connect the USB cable to transfer files, but not for tethering.
    1. oriax123's Avatar
      oriax123 -
      I spoke to soon XD i got the "Add $10 for Tether" everytime i go to my browser from my phone now, slowed my phone incredibly, it also disabled my data for apps on the Android Plan. Horrible just horrible... Says Cannot reach server after i got that tether message of course.
    1. juanto2804's Avatar
      juanto2804 -
      Quote Originally Posted by oriax123 View Post
      I spoke to soon XD i got the "Add $10 for Tether" everytime i go to my browser from my phone now, slowed my phone incredibly, it also disabled my data for apps on the Android Plan. Horrible just horrible... Says Cannot reach server after i got that tether message of course.

      Same thing happened to me. I have a rooted Htc Evo 3d flashed to cricket on the 55 dollar plan. I opened three different internet browsers and now they all say the same thing to pay 10 dollar for tethering. Does this mean i now have to pay 65 just to use the internet on my phone? I don't even use tethering.
    1. avenue's Avatar
      avenue -
      Quote Originally Posted by oriax123 View Post
      I spoke to soon XD i got the "Add $10 for Tether" everytime i go to my browser from my phone now, slowed my phone incredibly, it also disabled my data for apps on the Android Plan. Horrible just horrible... Says Cannot reach server after i got that tether message of course.
      That's not good. That's a big mistake if people aren't going to be able to get on the phone's web browser now. Hopefully they will fix it quickly.
    1. oriax123's Avatar
      oriax123 -
      Attachment 1227


      What pops up on your phone or on the pc when either using tether or using to much data on your device (market)
    1. jayriesaurus's Avatar
      jayriesaurus -
      Currently tethering in Houston, though I did get a warning text when I was trying to download something over 2MBs a few weeks ago. Hope they don't crack down too hard! I go over my cap withing the first 4 days of the month WITHOUT tethering, haha
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