I've recently heard that AT&T has plans to release an "everything plan" to combat Sprint's efforts with the Palm Pre. They are hoping to have details hashed out before the Pre is released. But from pricing plans all the way down to data usage, I get the feeling that things are still pretty disorganized over there.
Here's what I was able to get:
• AT&T is working on an "everything plan" to directly compete with Sprint's offerings
• Tethering should be a predominant feature and be included in this
• Can't release it before iPhone 3.0
• Can't release it without new plans (as previously explained)
• Once this is released, tethering will be an optional add-on for most AT&T subscribers
• Data caps still a major concern
When we first started hearing about iPhone tethering, we were a little shocked by the lack of an unlimited plan. Especially for potential power users and extensive travelers. Seems like they are trying to address this, plug any holes and have an answer for all competition from any and every angle.
Note: AppleInsider's latest reports about Carbon Fiber patent-thingies or whatever is complete bullshit. Apple applies for an incredibly vast amount of conceptual approaches towards rethinking existing technology. Most end up gathering dust... Stay classy AI.