AT&T Shuts Off Free Internet Tethering as of August 11th
As of August 11th AT&T user will no longer be able to tether internet for free. According to AT&T its not fair to other members when another member tethers internet for free. In this official statement AT&T says they will automatically add the tethering plan to members that are caught.
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
What does this mean for PlayBook users? Will we get an unexpected raise in our monthly bill? Let us know what you think.