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Rogers/Fido Make Tethering Permanent

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A couple of months ago, Rogers/Fido extended their tethering “promotion” to expire on May 3, 2010. As long as users had a 1GB or higher data plan, they were able to use tethering as part of their 1GB data bucket.

As expected, effective today, Rogers/Fido have dumped the May 3 expiration and made tethering a permanent feature as long as users have at least a 1GB or higher data plan. Why did Rogers/Fido change this? Because Telus and Bell include tethering permanently at no extra charge.

For those wondering what “Tethering” is, tethering gives users the ability to use their device as a modem and connect to the internet using data from your 1GB or higher package.

From Rogers:

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.

Those “few exceptions” simply state that the tethering policy excludes Family Share Data & Voice Plans, Smartphone and Rocket stick shared data plans, and One Rate Data Plans for Canada and the U.S.

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