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T-Mobile to Offer Tethering Plan One Week from Today

T-Mobile to Offer Tethering Plan One Week from Today

Word on the Web is that starting November 3, 2010, T-Mobile will roll out a tether and Wi-Fi sharing option to its subscribers for $15 per month. For those who pony up the cash, they'll be able to use their smartphones as a tethering device or Wi-Fi hotspot, something that just about anyone with a rooted smartphone can already do for free.

There are some requirements to be aware of, including:
  • Customers must have a 3G or HSPA+ compatible device to utilize the Tethering/Wi-Fi sharing feature
  • Customers must have an Unlimited Web feature with an MRC of $19.95 or higher
  • Customers must add the $14.99 Tethering/Wi-Fi add-on feature
  • This is a separate feature and in addition to the Unlimited Web feature
  • Available for postpaid and FlexPay customers. Note: FlexPay customers will need to change their Unlimited Web feature in order for the new tethering add-on feature to work
Alternately, you can kick your smartphone warranty to the curb and risk bricking the device by rooting it and installing unsupported (by T-Mobile) third-party ROMs. Most ROMs support free tethering, either integrated into the firmware or via an app download. XDA's forums are a great place to start.
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I don't get why anyone makes people pay for using the internet they already bought... I see there will be a increase in data usage on unlimited plans, but on something like ATT where they already caped the data plans...

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Inspector:

I don't get why anyone makes people pay for using the internet they already bought... I see there will be a increase in data usage on unlimited plans, but on something like ATT where they already caped the data plans...

Other vendors started doing it so they are following suit. I'm trying to figure out if T-mobile is going to figure out how to add it to my contract. I pay $5.99 a month for unlimited internet [grandfathered from 2004] and my Phone, an HTC Touch Pro 2 supported wired/bluetooth and Wifi sharing tethering out of the box.

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