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Is AT&T Afraid of iPhone Users, MMS and Tethering?

Jim Dalrymple (on his new web site, The Loop):

The answer seems quite simple: AT&T is afraid of what will happen to its network once millions of iPhone users start sending MMS and connecting their computer to the network.

Exactly. AT&T has long sold other phones with MMS and tethering. They’re just not prepared for millions of their customers to actually use them. I think it’s like those cheap web hosting providers who advertise “unlimited bandwidth” but then shut off your account if you actually use a lot of bandwidth.

Update: Link works again.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009