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AT&T is cracking down on those who are using jailbreaks to tether their iPhone. We first read about this through an email that was circulated to subscribers who had been using wifi tethering on their iPhone without paying for the extra service plan. AT&T, for some reason not being content with their monthly fees and the fact that we are already paying for data, decided they want an extra $25 (which is actually $45 when you add it to the regular data plan) out of those people.
According to website Gottabemobile, those users have been hit with a message from AT&t, sent directly to their iPHone that says something like the following:
"If you continue to tether without our permission, we will hunt you down and gut you in front of your entire family."
Kidding. It doesn't say that. What it does say is the following:
"AT&T Free Msg: We‚Äö√Ñ√¥ve noticed you‚Äö√Ñ√¥re continuing to enjoy the tethering feature with your smartphone service. Remember, you need a tethering plan ($45/mo, incl. 4GB) to use this feature, so we‚Äö√Ñ√¥re planning to update your line with the required plan soon. Visit att.com/dataplans or call 888-860-6789."
This is a bummer to those who are using jailbreak apps like MyWi to tether their iPhone. Going with AT&T's plan will get you an additional 2GB, making it a 4GB plan.