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How does RingPlus detect tethering?

disk 1,750 626 August 18, 2016 at 09:09 PM
I just switched my account to the RingPlus promotion BLT plan 6GB of LTE. Tethering costs $2. I am curious, how do they detect tethering? My old plan was called Leonardo 2 and I didn't even realize it but apparently it didn't have tethering, yet I was able to connect to my phone from the computer when my cable modem went down and nobody charged me or stopped me or anything.

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All phones these days flag packets that are routed to a tethered device. They could also look at user agents or certain addresses in the traffic.
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