Verizon and AT&T have had enough of your illegal tethering and they’re not going to sit back any longer. The two carriers have recently started taking preventative measures to ensure you ultimately pay for those tiered/usage-based data plans and the accompanying tethering options.
Starting this week, Verizon will be blocking customers from tethering data through third party apps, often paired with rooted phones. Anyone attempts to illegally tether their smart phone will be redirected a Verizon page which tells the user to sign up for the $20 data add-on.
This move comes directly on the heels of AT&T and their similar strategy. According to Forbes, AT&T automatically puts these data pirates onto the lowest price data tethering plan which is $45 per month.
We know these changes are going to anger a lot of you guys and gals. We’d love to hear what you have to say about Verizon and AT&T putting their foot down.