Originally Posted by shadash
To be fair he was talking tethering. The fact that AT&T charges you an extra $20 for the privilege of tethering - without increasing the 2 GB limit - is BS. The data is the same whether it goes through the phone or your computer. Why does AT&T give a rat's behind, other than they see the opportunity to get an extra 20 bucks.
Who cares about whether you think it's fair or not?
AT&T gives you a contract. You agree to the contract. The contract does not allow tethering.
You have 2 choices:
1. Choose a different carrier (and phone).
2. Obtain an iPhone with AT&T contract under false pretenses and violate the contract.
Sorry, but #2 is completely unethical and tantamount to theft. You're taking a service you didn't pay for.
Originally Posted by maccherry
who are you going to go to with a JB iphone suffering a virus? Yo mama?Who made the exploit to JB the iphone? You don't fu***** know! Where are they from? You don't fu**** know!
Talk about Apple's security? Ha! The idiots that went to some damn clandestine website to install code to JB a phone are the biggest loser around here.
They'll go to Apple, of course. And then they'll write their impassioned pleas in their silly little blogs that the iPhone is junk.
Originally Posted by Mazda 3s
1) It starts downloading the jailbreak software witha progress bar
2) Once downloaded, it presents another status bar to show the installation process
3) After that, it presents a message saying jailbreak was successful.
4) It then adds Cydia to your homescreen
5) You're done. It doesn't even force you to reboot
That looks like a serious problem. Safari shouldn't have access to root. I'm sure it will be addressed, so enjoy your jailbreaking now.
Originally Posted by akhomerun
it's unfair to be charged for tethering. there are no longer any unlimited data plans with at&t. if you stay below your data quota, you are using the same amount of data, why should you have to pay extra to tether your device? why pay a monthly fee to unlock a feature that costs the phone company $0? it's highway robbery.
phone companies should WANT you to tether, then you have a better chance of running over your data quota and then they can charge you outrageous overage fees.
If phone companies want you to tether, why don't they allow it? Seems to me that AT&T knows what it wants more than you do?
Is it fair? Who knows? But you signed a contract with AT&T saying that you could not tether. If you don't like it, get your phone service from someone else. It's not like AT&T is the only phone company on the planet.
Originally Posted by akhomerun
i find it disturbing how against jailbreaking the appleinsider community is. there is no potential for permanent phone damage, and it doesn't even void your warranty because you can just restore to an official firmware and there's no way apple can know that you jailbroke your phone.
Really? No one ever bricked a phone by jailbreaking it? No one opened their phone up to malware by jailbreaking?
And no one ever took a jailbroken phone to an Apple Store to ask for help - causing Apple to spend time and money on it?
Apple reported that the cost of jailbreaking is significant. They shouldn't have to deal with that. The rest of us shouldn't have to deal with crap like the reports of malware on the iPhone - malware that only got there by jailbreaking the phone. It makes the iPhone look insecure.