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We’ve listened and have some news to share.
Effective immediately, tethering will continue to be included at no additional charge for Rogers and Fido customers who subscribe to data plans of 1 GB and above (excluding those listed below). This effectively makes our current promotion (which was set to expire on May 3) our ongoing policy.
Since we announced the tethering promotion last summer, many of you have told us that tethering is an important service. We’ve heard that you want the freedom to choose how you use your data buckets – directly on your device or tethered to a computer.
We want to help you get the most out of innovative new technologies like tethering. And we’ll continue to examine our customer needs and evolve to stay ahead of the curve.
For those who don’t know what tethering is, here’s some more background.
What is Tethering?
Tethering allows you to connect a computer to the Internet by using a smartphone like a BlackBerry or iPhone. Computers typically use a lot more data when connected to the Internet than smartphones do, so make sure you’re set up with a data plan of 1 GB or above.
If you’re reading this blog, I probably don’t need to tell you. It’s all about anywhere, anytime communications. There’s no need to find and pay for a Wi-Fi connection – you can browse from the comfort of your laptop, rather than the small screen of your device by tethering.
Tethering cannot be used with data plans of less than 1 GB. Also, it cannot be used with the new 1 GB+ One Rate Roaming plans (except Rocket stick plans), Family Shared Data & Voice Plans and Smartphone & Rocket stick shared data plans.
What other Mobile Internet options are available from Rogers?
In addition to tethering, Rogers also offers the popular Rocket stick and Laptops with Rocket built-in, which can be used with a wider range of data plans.
Where can I find more information on tethering?
Rogers tethering policy and FAQ can be found at www.rogers.com/tethering. Fido.ca will be updated with the new information in the next few days.
So tell us – do you tether with your mobile device? Why do you find tethering useful?
Rob Manne is a regular contributor to RedBoard.