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T-Mobile Targets Subscribers Who Get Around Hotspot Restrictions

  • Cnet, Monday, August 31, 2015 4:07 PM

T-Mobile CEO John Legere say the company will take on "hackers" who have figured out how to bypass the company's restrictions on hotspots. Even though T-Mobile allows subscribers to purchase "unlimited" data plans, the company restricts people's ability to use their phones as hotspots for their laptops or tablets. Currently, people with 4G/LTE "unlimited" plans can only consume 7 GB of hotspot data. Legere says that some hackers get around those restrictions by using techniques like "downloading apps that hide their tether usage, rooting their phones, [and] writing code to mask their activity."

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