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AT&T cracks down on tethering cheaters

faty373

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AT&T cracks down on tethering cheaters | BGR

AT&T has started to issue warnings to customers unofficially tethering their smartphones to its network. In an email to unauthorized tetherers, the company writes, “Our records show that you use this capability, but are not subscribed to our tethering plan.” The correspondence goes on to note that users will be automatically enrolled in the $45 per month “DataPro for Smartphone Tethering” plan if they ignore the warning. “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,” the email continues. The standard DataPro offering is $25 per month and provides users with 2GB of monthly data, although some users are still clinging to a discontinued, $30 per month 5GB data plan. It is safe to assume that a large portion of the unofficial, tethering populous is jailbroken iPhone users and rooted Android users. “If you discontinue tethering, no changes to your current plan will be required.” A copy of the email tethering-cheaters are receiving is after the break.
 

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I just saw this online and came here to check to see what people were saying. My phone isnt jailbroken and I dont have AT&T thank god but wow .. this seems like its going to upset a lot of people
 

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How can they tell that you are using a free hotspot feature? Just by large amounts of data? I had a free wifi hotspot on my rooted incredible, and like all Verizon rooters, didn't hear a word from them. I wonder if VZW will catch on to this with jailbroken iPhones...
 

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I would think that if you had a big jump in the data used on your plan that in it's self would be the red flag for the carrier to start watching your account, but if you gradually increased your data usage there would be no way to tell if you were tethered or not...just my opinion.

Cya
 

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