Q. What is tethering? What does it cost to tether? Does Alltel really know when I'm tethering?
A. Tethering is using your phone as a modem to connect to the internet wherever on the Alltel network. Tethering is $25/monthly for non-smartphones, and $10/monthly for smartphones. Yes! Alltel does know when you are tethering! In the TOS it states Alltel can charge a high rate if you don't have the proper plan.
This Verizon/Alltel merger has become a giant "Jump to Conclusions!" mat. We don't know what's going to happen, and when we do, I'm sure we'll all be surprised.