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