Vodafone Australia To Offer Tethering Free With Limited Data Plan
While we’re still waiting for AT&T to announce when tethering will be available here in the U.S. (let alone how much it’s going to cost), the
lucky bastards fortunate people of Australia will get to sink their teeth into tethering at no extra charge, starting right when the iPhone 3GS launches there on Friday, June 26, courtesy of Vodafone. The offer is their attempt to beat the competition, Optus, which also will be carrying the 3GS.
The 16GB 3GS will be available for free to those who sign up for their $69/month plan for 24 months, which includes $400 of calls and 1GB of data. The 32GB model will also be free for those signing up for a $114 per month plan with unlimited calls and 2GB of data.
Tethering will be enabled for all users at no extra charge, but Vodafone will be offering the ability to add on an extra 1GB for $24.95 or 2GB for $29.95 in case they run out, starting August 2009.
“Until that time any customer who wishes to try the new tethering service can do so using the data allowance included on their plan,” according to Vodafone.