AT&T to force MyWi Users to Tiered Data Plan

Posted In Jailbreak News - By Joon On Friday, August 5th, 2011 With 1 Comment

AT&T has been trying to crack down on unauthorized tethering on the iPhone and iPad for a while now. One of the crackdowns that AT&T implemented was the tiered data plan that stopped unlimited data plans that many people, including myself, desire. Another was when AT&T began texting people that they would switch people to tethering plans if they kept using so much tethering data on the iPhone. Telling AT&T that you didn’t know what tethering was a work around for many people, but apparently AT&T will begin forcing people into those plans soon.

From iDownloadBlog

Thanks to the grandfather clause, customers should get to keep those unlimited plans until they sign another contract — unless their iPhone happens to be jailbroken and they’re using an application like MyWi…

9to5Mac reported this morning that AT&T is going to start forcibly switching jailbroken hotspot-ers off of their unlimited data plans beginning August 11th. While this won’t affect customers who utilize native tethering, folks who use apps like MyWi might want to pay attention.

From an AT&T Rep via iDB

“Earlier this year, we began sending letters, emails, and text messages to a small number of smartphone customers who use their devices for teetering but aren’t on our required tethering plan. Our goal here is fairness for all of our customers (this impacts only a small percentage of our smartphone customer base).”

Have you received these text from AT&T to stop tethering? Leave your thoughts below.


Displaying 1 Comments
Have Your Say

  1. Christian! says:

    F_cking BS. ITS UR UNLIMITED DATA AND U OAY FOR IT. U SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE IT HOW EVER THEY SEE FIT! it’s also BS BECAUSE B4 tethering was even a big deal at&t would still get on you about ur data being high from apps like pandora, Netflix, etc. I GUESS THE DEFINITION OF UNLIMITED HAS BEEN CHANGED IN THE DICIONARY BY AT&T!! GREEDY BASDARD! I already pay them 100 dollars a month per phone and they have the nerve to hassle me!!! ITS NOT MY FAULT THAT IM GRANDFATHERED IN WITH UNLIMITED DATA THAT THE COMPANY OFFERED!!! ITS THERE ON FAULT! AND THEIR DATA PLANS R WAY TO EXAPENSIVE FOR THE LITTLE DATA THEY ALLOW U TO CHOOSE!!!!

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>