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O2 Says They Will Disconnect Users Who Tether Without Plan

O2 Says They Will Disconnect Users Who Tether Without Plan

Posted June 18, 2009 at 10:25am by iClarified · 7656 views
O2 has announced that they will disconnect users who tether their iPhones without purchasing a specific plan from them, according to a TechRadar report.

The company is upset with such procedures as this which make it easy to input the tethering settings into your iPhone.

"Internet rumours suggest that some customers have modified their iPhone to enable Internet Tethering without the purchase of the Internet Tethering Bolt On. Any use of this particular feature without the purchase of the Bolt on is specifically prohibited under our terms of service.

Disconnection and option
"Under those terms we reserve the right to charge customers making modem use of their iPhone or disconnect them. If customers wish to use the Internet Tethering feature on their iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S, we recommend taking the Bolt On which is available from Friday 19 June."

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Angel Z
Angel Z - June 19, 2009 at 1:01pm
In Mexico, Telcel, did not even let it enabled. When you go to Settings, Network, there is no tethering option.
futuregator15
futuregator15 - June 18, 2009 at 3:10pm
wow fukin idiots. This is dumb. Somehow i wouldnt be surprised if AT&T pulled some shit like this
hotrod
hotrod - June 18, 2009 at 1:21pm
How can they tell if you are tethering or not??
t11chb
t11chb - June 18, 2009 at 1:40pm
Interesting question, probably by the amount of data used.
Jay
Jay - June 18, 2009 at 8:19pm
Different APN. All they have to do actually, is remove the alternative APN from the user's profile, and voila. But what stops users from using the iphone main APN as their connection? That I don't know. Maybe once I update to 3.0 I'll be able to comment further.
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