In an interesting twist, as the wireless wars heat up between Verizon and AT&T, the latter is upping the ante, at least with regards to wireless hotspot tethering.
With the new Android mobile phones on AT&T, starting in mid-February, they will be offering their Mobile Hotspot, beginning with the launch of the HTC Inspire 4G. Because they know the hotspot feature this will lead to an increase in data use per account, they also are doubling the cap on tethering from 2GB to 4GB, at no extra charge.
Add to that, as we mentioned in our last post, that AT&T is also allowing some iPhone users to jump back to their long-dead unlimited data plan, and the savings just keep pouring in! A war between big telecom vendors is stacking up to be pretty good for us little guys. Now is a good time to review your wireless services, optimize where you can, and gear up for some serious telecom contract negotiation down the road.