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AT&T atentioneaza utilizatorii care fac tethering prin MyWi


Credeati ca operatorii de telefonie mobila nu stiu cand faceti voi tethering de pe terminalele voastre? Daca da, atunci aflati ca gresiti iar mesajul de mai sus este cel mai bun exemplu. Se pare ca unii posesori de iPhone din SUA au primit mesaje SMS si e-mailuri de la AT&T care ii atentiona ca fac internet tethering desi nu au activata optiunea respectiva in planul tarifar, operatorul propunandu-le cateva optiuni care includ tethering. Deocamdata AT&T s-a rezumat doar la a trimite un avertisment celor care faceau acest lucru insa este posibil ca in viitor operatorul sa blocheze accesul la internet a utilizatorilor sau sa tarifeze separat traficul facut prin tethering.

Daca AT&T poate verifica traficul si isi poate da seama care a fost facut prin tethering si care de pe dispozitiv in sine atunci e foarte probabil ca orice operator sa poata face acest lucru. Deocamdata nimeni nu stie cum anume diferentiata AT&T traficul de date, insa se presupune ca ar putea face acest lucru doar pe iOS 4.3 doeocamdata asa ca aveti grija sa nu cumva sa li se nasca, celor de la Orange vreo idee similara.

Dear [Customer],

We’ve noticed your service plan may need updating.

Many AT&T customers use their smartphones as a broadband connection for other devices, like laptops, netbooks or other smartphones– a practice commonly known as tethering. Tethering can be an efficient way for our customers to enjoy the benefits of AT&T’s mobile broadband network and use more than one device to stay in touch with important people and information. To take advantage of this feature, we require that in addition to a data plan, you also have a tethering plan.

Our records show that you use this capability, but are not subscribed to our tethering plan.

If you would like to continue tethering, please log into
your account online at Cell Phones and Cell Phone Plans – Wireless from AT&T, or call us
at 1-888-860-6789 Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. CST
or Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. CST, by March 27, 2011
to sign up for DataPro 4GB for Smartphone Tethering.
Here are details on the plan:

DataPro 4GB for Smartphone Tethering
• $45 per month
(this gives you 4GB in total, combining both your smartphone data plan for $25 and the tethering feature, $20)
• $10 per each additional GB thereafter, added automatically as needed
• Mobile Hotspot capabilities are included for compatible Smartphones

If we don’t hear from you, we’ll plan to automatically enroll you into DataPro 4GB afterMarch 27, 2011. 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.

If you discontinue tethering, no changes to your current plan will be required.

It’s easy to track your usage throughout the month so there are no bill surprises. For example, we send you free text messages when you reach 65, 90, and 100 percent of your plan’s threshold. If you would like to monitor your account more closely, go to learn about other ways to track your data usage.

As a reminder, our smartphone data plans also include unlimited usage of Wi-Fi at no additional charge. AT&T smartphone customers can use Wi-Fi at home or on-the-go at any one of our more than 23,000 U.S. hotspots already included in your data plan.

Thank you for bringing your account up to date. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve your mobile broadband needs.