O2 disconnect those who use the iPhone as a modem without a special plan – Macitynet.it
O2, the iPhone carrier in the UK, has announced that it will disconnect anyone using the new firmware 3.0 tetherting feature from its network without subscribing to its data package option.
Apple's cell phone users have discovered that it is possible to use the iPhone to connect to the internet via laptop without necessarily having to sign the special O2 plan, active from today and costing 29.36 pounds a month.
O2 evidently did not like this shortcut and claims the right to disconnect any user who tries to take advantage of tethering, appealing to the contract that users sign with the operator, which would prohibit the use of this function.
The news, reported by Macworld UK, will certainly not fail to raise some controversy.