Yesterday we told you about the various hacks being used by iPhone owners to tether them to their laptop or PC and use them as a broadband modem,the hack basically provides free tethering on the iPhone, and it will work with the majority of mobile providers around the world.
UK iPhone Provider has responded to this unofficial hack by stating that it will disconnect anyone found using it, customers who use the hack will also be charged by O2, there are no details on how much they will charge.
“Internet rumors suggest that some customers have modified their iPhone to enable Internet Tethering without the purchase of the Internet Tethering Bolt On. Any use of this particular feature without the purchase of the Bolt on is specifically prohibited under our terms of service”.
“Under those terms we reserve the right to charge customers making modem use of their iPhone or disconnect them. If customers wish to use the Internet Tethering feature on their iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S, we recommend taking the Bolt On which is available from Friday 19 June”.
There are no details on how exactly O2 will track who is using the unofficial data tethering, if you are using it, just be careful or you may get disconnected.
via Pocket Lint
Image Credit: The iPhone Blog
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