Originally Posted by tmeader
That's fine, except Cricket HAS NO plan or add-on options "designed for this purpose". So, unless they were disabling tethering outright, which they aren't obviously, it appears to be allowed. I understand what their new terms say, but I'm thinking that this is more the case (at least right now) of a mass carry-over of the Cricket jargon without it being changed to reflect Aio's actual policies.
I still think if the current smartphone plans don't explicitly state tethering is allowed then it is prohibited. But it sure would be great to have it spelled out, rather than being forced to interpret or take the word of a random CSR.
"This AUP encompasses Cricket Network and Services using the new Cricket GSM network as well as the legacy Cricket CDMA network. You are a legacy Cricket CDMA customer if you have not migrated to the new Cricket GSM network..."
I can't find it right now, but I am certain CDMA plans used to explicitly state tethering was included. Some users would still be on those plans.
Edit2: Here excerpt from a press release describing the CDMA plans that included tethering:
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cricket Communications...
..The new $60 smartphone plan contains 2.5GB of full-speed data per month and the new $70 smartphone plan offers 5GB of full-speed data per month. Both the $60 and $70 plans include the ability for customers to tether their device to power additional wireless devices...
So this would be why the Cricket TOS and AUP still need to provide for some legacy users that have tethering included.