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Rogers extends free tethering offer through May

Rogers Wireless and Fido have extended their free tethering offer through May 3, 2010. In an email sent out by Rogers, the companies explain that the promotion, which was launched this summer, was set to expire on December 31, and provides tethering at no extra charge to customers with a data plan or data add on of 1 GB or more, including the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. In addition, the email states that “customers who are currently eligible to use tethering can continue to do so at no extra charge until the promotion’s end date.” Any data used while tethering counts towards the customer’s monthly limit.

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Comments

1

By ‘free tethering’ they mean they will let you use your data that you are paying for as you see fit….

Posted by Sid32 on December 23, 2009 at 6:25 PM (PDT)

2

True, but it’s not a bad deal when you consider that other carriers charge separately for tethering capabilities (where they offer them at all), combined with the fact that many Rogers/Fido customers are still on the “promotional” 6GB/$30 plan - which is a lot of data for most users, even when tethering.

Really, Rogers has never charged separately for tethering in the past anyway. This “limited-time deal” really just seems to be a case of hedging their bets in case they find that it’s too popular with iPhone users or cutting too much into their Mobile Internet (rocket stick) side of the business.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on December 24, 2009 at 7:05 AM (PDT)

3

AT&T isn’t charging for tethering, either. :-(

Posted by alec on December 27, 2009 at 4:02 PM (PDT)

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