Just some more potentially bad news (AT&T for now)

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    Just some more potentially bad news (AT&T for now)

    Saw this in the news, posting due to the interest in the subject here.
    If you are tethering without a plan on AT&T, you will lose your grandfathered unlimited data plan and moved to a tier with the tethering fee included. This may start on AT&T as early as tomorrow.

    Jailbreak hotspot-ers: AT&T is moving you to a tiered data plan involuntarily | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

    http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/04/att-to...hotspot-users/


    An AT&T spokesperson has confirmed this, but not August 11th as a hard cutoff date, saying:
    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.)
    The letters outline three choices:
    1) Stop tethering and keep their current plan (including grandfathered unlimited plan)
    2) Proactively call AT&T or visit our stores and move to the required tethering plan
    3) Do nothing and we’ll go ahead and add the tethering plan on their behalf — after the dated noted in their customer notification

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    Interesting, VZW will soon follow suit no doubt. This is what happens when too many people abuse what they call "theft" of service.

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    I, too, figured it was only a matter of time. I'm neutral om this, I guess. Yes, we signed up for unlimited data. And that should be that. The carriers feel, however, unlimited data means data used on the covered device, not data passed through the covered device and used on another device (tethering). It's a tough call, but I do see their point.

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    I think we all knew something like this would happen..... Never tethered much as it is though

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    There's supposidly another app in cydia that isn't trackable by att when you use it to tether. And its free. PDA something can't remember.

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