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[DSLReports] AT&T to Kill Grandfathered Unlimited If You Tether Unofficially

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...Today the company confirmed to the Boy Genius Report that they'll be revoking the grandfathered unlimited plans of users who who tether or use unsanctioned mobile hotspot apps...
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How will they know?
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Isn't it easy to track if they actually looked into it? I'm sure when tethering you're hitting certain servers which wouldn't otherwise come up via phone. Microsoft update as well as other things I'm sure would raise a red flag.

Back on topic...I'm sure I'll be seeing Verizon do this soon. I attempt to not use more than 5gb/month if I tether with my unlimited plan and so far I've been fine without a warning/bill.
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This makes me angry.

Too bad they can't stop what i've got goin on.
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I hope they check properly and not just by going "That persons using a lot of data!" because it's not like there's torrent applications for mobile...I only get 2GB but its still useful to download some patches as soon as they're out, via my phone.
    
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I hope they check properly and not just by going "That persons using a lot of data!" because it's not like there's torrent applications for mobile...I only get 2GB but its still useful to download some patches as soon as they're out, via my phone.
There is a torrent application by the way.
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There is a torrent application by the way.
there's several. And I too hope this doesn't just target users who use a lot of data, I've used over 8gb this month, who knows what I'll use next..
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post #8 of 34
They are just looking for more reasons to get people off the unlimited plan.
Up yours, AT&T.
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Quote:
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There is a torrent application by the way.
I was being sarcastic.
    
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post #10 of 34
Yay for little monopolies in each area/state!
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