Saturday, August 6, 2011
End of the Road for Jailbreakers Stealing Cellular Tethering Service
AT&T and now Verizon are putting technology in place on their networks that allows them to sniff out people who are tethering devices like laptops, typically over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, to their smartphone's data plan as a sort of wireless modem to get on the Internet.
Both AT&T and Verizon required you to subscribe to an additional service before you can tether another device to your phone.
I may not be a fan of the prices that are charged to tether or setup your smartphone as a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot, but I like the idea of people stealing bandwidth and driving up the cost of my smartphone data plans even less.
[Via EngadgetMobile.com, Electronista.com...]