AT&T: $55 Tethering Rumors Are False

AT&T statement:

There are a lot of reports out there, but wanted you guys to know that rumors of $55 tethering plan on top of an unlimited data plan are false. We’ll have more news to share when the iPhone tethering option is closer to launch.

My guess is they’re going to try to charge $60 total for a tethering data plan, or maybe $55. AT&T’s regular BlackBerry data plans are $30, but they charge $60 for data with tethering.

As I hear from more readers around the world, it’s clear that most carriers charge nothing extra for tethering. The only catch is that they enforce reasonable bandwidth limits, usually 3-5 GB per month. (According my AT&T account, I tend to use only 200-300 MB per month on my iPhone, pre-tethering, so a limit of a few GB seems very reasonable.)

Friday, 19 June 2009