Originally Posted by knitpurlgurl
They can't block tethering apps, but that doesn't mean they can't charge us for using them, from what I understand. (I could be wrong. But I read an article that said they are allowed to charge us for mobile hotspot, just cannot keep us from downloading and using the tethering apps.)
The way the article reads, they were blocking tethering apps and charging the $20 for their own service, not for actually using the device as a hotspot.
From what I understand, they can't block anymore tethering apps because they operate on the C block of spectrum and they can't charge extra just for using the device as a hotspot.
Now I have heard some talk that unlimited data plan users may be considered different, but since there soon won't be unlimited plans anymore for anyone, sort of a moot point.