Jeff Shafer has finally issued a new statement following on his last. He admits some error, but also makes a new public definition of Sprint’s allowance of tethering. Here it is in its entirety:
“I have been following up on a few details here and wanted to make sure to provide one point of clarification on our discussions that I think is useful.
I know there was some discussion among your readers that Sprint prohibits the use of Treos and other devices as modems, and as I mentioned, Sprint does not “stand in the way” of our customers who choose to use their devices in this manner.
However, to be perfectly clear and avoid any confusion among our customers and your readers, there are limitations to using devices as modems in the unlimited Sprint Vision pricing plans. Customers who choose to use their devices in this manner may be required to select a different pricing plan. I do not have the details on exactly how the alternative pricing works (these would be available from a Sprint PCS service representative), but these are plans that are in existence now and are designed to help customers who have needs other than for the standard unlimited approach.”