I've been complaining for some time about AT&T's lies that it would offer iPhone tethering "soon." (Soon taking over two years.) Now, MacDaily, which has generally been a defender of AT&T's shaky service, is finally joining the chorus and suggesting it's time for a class action lawsuit:
This is something AT&T needs to take seriously. It really isn't good policy to have your executives go around publicly lying to customers about offering critical services on products they hold questionable monopolies on. You could get away with that back in the 1970's (the era AT&T suits seem to long for) but you can't today when your lies can be Googled. AT&T enjoys the benefits of a heavily regulated business that discourages free competition thanks to helpful government policies. But that can quickly work against them when the public gets fed up.
The danger of a class action suit is that once it gets started, it could go a lot farther than tethering and really look at all the anti-trust implications of AT&T's war against it's own customers desire for free technology. And unfortunately for AT&T, all it's government lobbyists and PR flacks aren't very helpful in a US court of law.