AT&T is cracking the whip to customers that are "illegally" tethering
08/04/2011 03:11 PM Filed in: AT&T
AT&T is really cracking the whip on customers with jailbroken phones, that are tethering without a tethering plan.
Just one week after we reported, Starting October 1, AT&T will start throttling data for heavy data users with unlimited plans, AT&T has now also announced they will start pulling the plug on ‘illegal’ tethering.
AT&T has already started sending out notices to Jailbroken iPhone users that are using them as ‘illegal’ hotspots. Here is the statement that was sent to 9to5mac from AT&T;
‘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’
Does this affect your decision to stay with AT&T if you're an existing customer or if you were deciding wether you wanted to go with AT&T, Will this make you think twice? Do you think AT&T is being fair, for not letting us use our unlimited data the way we want? Let us know in the comment section below. (click on the picture above to view it bigger)
Source: 9to5Mac, Deepak Julien
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