Verizon To Start Blocking Unofficial iPhone Tethering Using Jailbreak Apps From Today?

News | Tuesday August 9 2011 2:58 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Forbes reports that Verizon – Apple ‘s second iPhone carrier partner is also going to follow in AT&T’s footsteps. According to Forbes, Verizon will start blocking customers using the unofficial tethering from today.
 before adding the tethering plan to their current data plans, Verizon has put a system in place, which will redirect users using the unofficial tethering to a webpage on Verizon’s website where they can buy the mobile hotspot option for an additional $20 a month.
Verizon today began blocking customers from tethering their data through jailbroken apps, following in AT&T’s footsteps as the company fights to stay on top of the U.S. wireless market.
The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based carrier now requires users have a hotspot-capable data plan if they want to tether data from their smartphones to other devices.
 and developers of jailbreak app – PdaNet also released an update, which they claimed would 
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It is unfortunate that carriers are charging users for the tethering option, ideally you should be able to use the data the way you want as you’ve paid for it.
 for iPhone tethering? Are you being redirected to Verizon’s website prompting you to ? What do you think of Verizon’s move to block unofficial iPhone tethering?

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