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Petition to have carriers unlock stock tethering for no charges

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By mp3803, Junior Member on 26th July 2014, 05:22 AM
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Dear friends,

I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People,
a new feature on, and ask for your support. Will you add your
name to mine? If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by August 24, 2014,
the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama
Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets
enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here:

Here's some more information about this petition:

Have all Cell Phone providers allow full Mobile tethering services
on Data and Voice Contracts without further charges.

As consumers, I believe that when you pay for services like mobile data on
your cell phone that you should be able to use it the way you want to. Cell
phone devices have the option for mobile tethering. The cell phone companies
disable the option to use mobile data for tethering unless you pay more for a
tethering plan that can cost up to $30.00 extra per month. I believe that,
for example, if I pay for a 5gb data plan that I should be able to use that
data on any device that I own through my devices software at any time I want
to, within the limits of my plan.

We should not have to pay twice to use our mobile data services that way we
want to. It is a restriction that is in place on the devices that we already
have paid for.
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