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    Default New ATT tethering policy and grandfathered unlimited plans

    I am running cyanogenmod 7.2 (and as a side note..you should all be running cyanogenmod 7.2 )

    My understanding is that with the recent Verizon ruling that ATT has softened on tethering, making it part of the new data plans.

    Can grandfathered users on "unlimited"(*) plans also tether now, or will this be yet another lever to pop grandfathered users off the unlimited plans?

    Thanks in advance....
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    Default Re: New ATT tethering policy and grandfathered unlimited plans

    Where did you see that att was softening there tether rules? Any links?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardner View Post
    Where did you see that att was softening there tether rules? Any links?
    The new shared data plans allow for tethering, I think that's what they are talking about.

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    Any link? I've not heard of this and nether has my roommate who called AT& T

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    It will allow for tethering. But only on the new plans. Not on current plans or grandfathered plans.

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    Default Re: New ATT tethering policy and grandfathered unlimited plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Verdes8891 View Post
    It will allow for tethering. But only on the new plans. Not on current plans or grandfathered plans.

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    Meaning my 2 year contract that I signed 3 months ago will not allow me to have free tethering with my 3gigs of data?

    Thats pretty lame. Oh well!
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    You can always change the plan without voiding your contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdes8891 View Post
    You can always change the plan without voiding your contract.

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    Agreed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdes8891 View Post
    You can always change the plan without voiding your contract.

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    +1

    A rep told me I can change to the new plan without my contract renewing. That true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdes8891 View Post
    You can always change the plan without voiding your contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erwaso View Post
    +1

    A rep told me I can change to the new plan without my contract renewing. That true?

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    At&t has always allowed you to swap between plans without any penalties.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NickLippert View Post
    At&t has always allowed you to swap between plans without any penalties.


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    I help customers with that almost every single day that I work.

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    I was quoting you because you backed up my statement and I was agreeing

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickLippert View Post
    I was quoting you because you backed up my statement and I was agreeing

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    I know. I was just adding into it. Thats all. : )

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    I'm not changing plans to pay $10 less for 2gigs of less data.

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    I have the unlimited plan grand fathered in and I can't have tethering... I found foxfi on the play store and it and I'm able to turn my phone to a wifi hotspot without changing my plan and it works great

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    Default Re: New ATT tethering policy and grandfathered unlimited plans

    Quote Originally Posted by doral479 View Post
    I have the unlimited plan grand fathered in and I can't have tethering... I found foxfi on the play store and it and I'm able to turn my phone to a wifi hotspot without changing my plan and it works great

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    Sadly it has issue with the S3 currently. I think they will be fixing it soon!
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    Is AT&T still aggressively going after unpaid tethers? I know of several who were kicked off last year for tethering on their unlimited plans. Got a letter from AT&T saying that since they wanted to tether they were now switched to a tiered plan with tethering, since they were in violation of the terms of their unlimited agreement.
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    It still happens.

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    Yes you can change plans. Another thing to check is if you get a work discount? The account has to be in the workers name mins you. If you don't have one setup it doesn't hurt to check.

    Brian

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