It looks as if AT&T has figured out a perfectly sneaky way to hold customers hostage to sign up for a bundled texting plan. Though the company is planning to bring MMS services to iPhone OS 3.0 users late to the game, AT&T will be making multimedia messaging (MMS) available to all customers with a text messaging bundle plan at no extra cost. Isn't that generous? The company has not yet addressed MMS usage fees for those without a text plan.
Once AT&T finally launches MMS services to US customers later this summer, there will be no additional fees attached as long as you are already paying for a texting package, which start at $5 per month for 200 text messages and ends at $20 per month for sending unlimited text messages according to PC World. A slick little slight of hand trick by the mobile giant for sure.
AT&T has also not announced further plans to remedy their iPhone Tethering fail that also remains a bone of contention for many iPhone faithful who will have to forgo the service when OS 3.0 is launched. The rumored monthly rate for tethering could be anywhere from $30 to $70 according to some reports. It's all still speculation at this point. Though it is expected that the company will charge a premium for that service.
In the battle for monthly fees... do not underestimate AT&T's sneakiness!