Originally Posted by b.walker36
The buffet analogy has been thrown around and I agree. If i go to a buffet and pay for a certain limit of food, i should get that.
What att is doing is charging me more to put the food on a different plate even though i already payed for the food. I can understand the reason they need to keep it under wraps for the unlimited plans but i just want to tether to my ipad once in a while to brows the web. I think its ridiculous.
Going along with the buffet analogy, I'd see it more like preparing four plates of food, and taking two home with me for later. I can see both sides of the argument if it was on an unlimited data plan.
However, when I pay for a 200MB/month data plan, I should be able to use that 200MB however I like. That'd be more akin to purchasing a large meal at a restaurant, then not being allowed to take the leftovers home.
For that reason, I have no moral issue with tethering my phone. I use TetherMe, so we'll see how long it lasts until AT&T starts going after TetherMe users as well. FWIW, I will rarely use it. Everyplace I go or want to go with my laptop has wifi. The only reason I jailbroke my phone and installed the tethering feature was for a vacation I went on last weekend, and it ended up that I only had one bar of EDGE access, so it was useless anyway.