AT&T Adding Tethering Plan For Customers Using Unofficial iPhone Tethering Using Jailbreak Apps

News | Thursday August 4 2011 3:59 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Back in March, 
“records show that you use [tethering] but are not subscribed to our tethering plan”.
back in April. Folks at
reports that according to some of their readers, AT&T is adding the tethering plan to the current data plan (including grandfathered unlimited data plan) without their consent.
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 and one of the top reasons why users jailbreak their iPhone . Jailbreak apps like 
 released in April. It is also one of major reasons users jailbreak their iPhone .
 and developers of jailbreak app – PdaNet also released an update, which they claimed would
I was just informed that as of Thursday August 11th 2011, if you use MyWi or any tethering on the phone or using the phone as a modem, AT&T will automatically change ur unlimited plan to a 2Gb tethering plan for 45 dollars without the customers consent. This is for those who received emails or texts about the use of tethering without an AT&T tethering plan.
It is not clear if the August 11 is the hard cut-off date for all AT&T customers, but
Earlier this year, we began sending letters, emails, and text messages to a small number of smartphone customers who use their devices for tethering but aren’t on our required tethering plan.  Our goal here is fairness for all of our customers.  (This impacts a only small percentage of our smartphone customer base.)
. But isn’t it fair to allow users to use the data the way they want as they’ve paid for it rather than charing for the tethering option. Wouldn’t it be a more fair thing to do for all their customers?
 for iPhone tethering? Did you receive the email or SMS from AT&T? What do you think of AT&T’s move to add the tethering plan?

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