AT&T is finally preparing to crack down on iPhone users who take advantage of jailbreak tethering solutions to avoid paying for the feature. 9 to 5 Mac reports that as of August 11, any iPhone user who uses such a solution to tether their phone and has previously received a notice from AT&T regarding their use will automatically be switched from their current plan—including grandfathered unlimited plans—and onto the 2GB/$25 plan, and will have the $20 2GB tethering option added. Users who stop tethering before the date will apparently be able to keep their current plan. AT&T confirmed similar plans in March of this year, but apparently had yet to act upon them.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.