T-Mobile may be introducing some new data plans and the myTouch 4G/HD on November 3rd, but now we've learned that the carrier has something else up its sleeve. According to a leaked memo, T-Mobile will begin offering the Tethering and WiFi Sharing Add-On on November 3rd for $14.99 per month. The new feature will allow users to share their existing 5GB data with other computers and WiFi capable devices. In order to begin tethering and sharing your wireless connection, you'll need both an unlimited data plan $19.95 or higher and a 3G or HSPA+ device. Check out the leaked memo in its entirety down below.
While some users may be disappointed that they have to pay for tethering, especially when the feature is built into the newest versions of Android, the price is certainly better than what some other carriers are offering. For example, AT&T charges customers $20 for the ability to tether with an iPhone, and even then you're limited to only 2GB of data. What do you all think of T-Mobile's new feature? Should you have to pay extra to tether if you're using data from your existing plan? Are any of you planning to sign up for the Tethering and WiFi Sharing Add-On?
Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing Add-On Feature Launches November 3
On November 3, T-Mobile will launch a tethering and Wi-Fi sharing add-on feature. This feature will allow customers to use their phone as a modem, enabling them to connect a computer or Wi-Fi capable device to the Web using our 3G or HSPA+ network.
By adding this add-on feature, which will cost $14.99/month, customers will gain access to the Web when they are on the go and wherever T-Mobile has coverage. Although most customers will use their laptop to access our network through their device, they will also be able to connect using any Wi-Fi capable device, like gaming devices, non-T-Mobile tablets like the iPad, and music players. Customers can make the phone-as-modem connection using a USB cable, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi sharing.