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Re: One reason that I don't use an iAnything!
said by Duramax08:No, I just don't have "smart" phones, and tethering is/was officially part of the package since AT&T included both the USB cables and the software to allow local and internet tethering with the phones.
Its not just about iphones, all smartphones in general. Maybe you are a lucky one and got tethering grandfathered in.
AT&T has always clearly stated that "smart" phones required a special (more expensive) tethering plan, but "not so smart" and even just plain dumb cell phones have generally been overlooked (although I suspect that if I started racking up 50 GB+ per month, it might get their attention).
I have been tethering "not so smart" AT&T/BellSouth/Cingular phones since I used a Motorola MicroTAC flip phone with a Motorola Montana PCMCIA modem back in the late 90's on BellSouth Mobility (and I purchased the Motorola Montana modem and the cell phone interface cable from BellSouth when I bought the Motorola MicroTAC). There was no separate data usage charge at that time, the dialup connections were just part of the used call minutes.
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