Rogers announces their new tethering policy

by Jeff Wiener on March 24, 2010

Phew. Rogers just announced their new tethering policy and fortunately they have left the service as is. It’s a data feature I have been using with my iPhone for the last 6 months.

Tethering allows you to connect a computer to the Internet by using a smartphone like a BlackBerry or iPhone. The feature allows me to work anywhere, anytime without having to worry about WiFi when I am on the road.

Rogers new policy is as follows:

Rogers is unveiling a tethering policy that reflects how our customers are already using data on their mobile device. Effective immediately (March 24), tethering will continue to be included at no additional charge for Rogers and Fido customers who subscribe to a data plans of 1GB and above, with a few exceptions. This new policy replaces the current tethering promotion, originally set to expire on May 3.

Rogers is dedicated to helping our customers benefit from innovative new technologies like tethering. New technologies are driving new customer behaviour and expectations. Rogers/Fido will continue to examine our customer needs and evolve to stay ahead of the curve.

We have been listening to feedback on tethering and we’ve heard that customers want the freedom to choose how they use their data buckets – directly on the device or tethered to a computer. Since announcing the tethering promotion last summer, Rogers and Fido customers have started to embrace tethering.

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