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T-Mobile US cracks down on data tethering abuse

Monday 31 August 2015 | 10:13 CET | News
T-Mobile US announced plans to crack down on customers abusing its data tethering policy. As part of its unlimited 4G data offer, the company includes a small amount of data that can used for tethering. After that amount is used up, the speed for tethering is sharply reduced. However, CEO John Legere said in a blog posting that some customers were "stealing" more than their allowed amount, sometimes up to 2 GB per month, by using workarounds such as apps that hide their tether usage, rooting their phones or writing code to mask their activity. As a result, the operator will start contacting

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Companies: T-Mobile US
Countries: United States
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