In a move that is, quite frankly, completely unsurprising, UK network Three has stopped offering unlimited tethering for new sign-ups.
For Three noobs, your best bet now is 2GB of monthly tethering, with additional 1GB chunks available to buy should you hit that cap.
To be fair to Three, it’s allowing all customers – old and new – to hop on 4G at no extra cost. Well, no direct cost, at least.
As such, with unlimited tethering in play, the inevitable influx of data-hungry maniacs would’ve ultimately – figuratively speaking – melted the network.
On the other hand, one might argue that you should be able to do whatever the hell you like with your unlimited data, though it’s tethered devices like laptops and possibly games consoles that’d likely consume the largest volumes of data, and we are talking about a mobile phone network after all.
Attempting to put a positive spin on things, more contract offerings will include tethering as standard, while 0800 numbers will also be – as they should be – free on Three.
I should perhaps also mention that existing customers with unlimited tethering are currently unaffected. Similarly, Three will still offer unlimited data; it's only tethering we're concerned about here.
The Three Store is down for maintenance at the moment, so we’ll have to wait to get a look at the new contract offerings in more detail.
In the meantime, let us know what you think below. Smooth move, or bad grooves?