AT&T Continues To Clamp Down On Unofficial iPhone Tethering

News | Monday April 25 2011 2:04 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

and using the tethering option unofficially have received a reminder message from AT&T this morning, informing them that they’re planning to update their plan to a tethering plan ($45/mo, incl. 4GB).
Back in March,
To recap, AT&T had started
for $20 per month in June 2010, almost a year after the feature was introduced in
by Apple .
Due to the delay, developers had released
that enabled tethering for a one-time fee, which are very popular.
released last week. It is also one of major reasons users jailbreak their iPhone .
AT&T sent several MyWi users a notice last month to clamp down on the unofficial use of the tethering option. Here are some excerpts from the letter sent to one of the users:
[..] Our records show that you use this capability, but are not subscribed to our tethering plan.
[..] If we don’t hear from you, we’ll plan to automatically enroll you into DataPro 4GB after March 27, 2011. The new plan – whether you sign up on your own or we automatically enroll you – will replace your current smartphone data plan, including if you are on an unlimited data plan.
If you discontinue tethering, no changes to your current plan will be required.
AT&T Free Msg: We’ve noticed you’re continuing to enjoy the tethering feature with your smartphone service. Remember, you need a tethering plan ($45/mo, incl. 4GB) to use this feature, so we’re planning to update your line with the required plan soon. Visit or call 888-860-6789.
for iPhone tethering? Did you receive the email or SMS from AT&T? Let us know what you plan to do in the comments section below.

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