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    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
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    What does this mean for PlayBook users? Will we get an unexpected raise in our monthly bill? Let us know what you think.
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    Is AT&T the only one of the big companies that is charging for tethering?



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    No Verizon is doing it as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post
    No Verizon is doing it as well.
    Well then, I don't think that us poor, over charged users have a chance of getting them to stop charging for it.



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    I just have a problem with them telling me in what manner I can use the data that I pay for monthly. Why do they care if its data used on the device or through it for tethering? Irks me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBOSBryan View Post
    I just have a problem with them telling me in what manner I can use the data that I pay for monthly. Why do they care if its data used on the device or through it for tethering? Irks me!
    They care because your technically not paying for it. They want every bit of data to be chargeable. Its corporate greed.



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    If I pay for 2GB of data a month how am I not paying for 2GB of data? No matter if it is through tethering or not if I don't go over the amount of data I pay for then it doesn't matter and I am still paying for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBOSBryan View Post
    If I pay for 2GB of data a month how am I not paying for 2GB of data? No matter if it is through tethering or not if I don't go over the amount of data I pay for then it doesn't matter and I am still paying for it.
    I can feel your frustration. AT&T should not be charging again for something that has already been paid for. Now when you exceed the data that you have paid for, then yes, charge the user for that data usage.



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