Update: Check out this week's The Tek for more details about how this will actually effect users.
It looks like those who have Verizon smart phones will no longer have to implement workarounds if they want free tethering. According to Tech Crunch, Verizon will no longer be able to stop its customers from using their smart phones to tether wifi, and the company won’t be permitted to charge its users for the feature. Google has also been asked to put the previously removed tethering applications back onto the android market. Who would have thought the FCC was still doing its duty?
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had a Verizon phone for a while and I never got around to rooting it, so I’m quite happy here. Will this apply to any of you or am I the only person on this site without a rooted phone? Do you think this will be an incentive to switch to Verizon if the other service providers don’t get similar mandates? As always, comment below