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so u need a data plan and a tethering plan
post #32 of 43
its just that we americans are getting butt raped and no one is doing anything about it, If more people started suing these big companies, we would have less of this bull**** going around.
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post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
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.
post #34 of 43
I don't think this would uphold in court. They'd have to fight she **** out of it.
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I think "plans" should be banned, and the executives that cook them up put in jail for racketeering - because they are no different from the Mafia except their HQ is not a back room of a restaurant (it's the club house at an exclusive golf club).
post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
Then AT&T should have simultaneously targeted Android users as well. We've got, like... many tethering apps and those are actually published in the Market.


Oh, is it yet another issue of "fragmentation" that's why they can't do it?
They can't detect the difference. Android tethering doesn't change the APN like MyWi does. As long as your phone keeps on accessing the wap.cingular APN and not broadband.cingular, AT&T will think your phone is accessing the data
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"WE WILL AUTOMATICALLY ADD A TETHERING PLAN"?

Geezus. About time somebody gave AT&T some much needed competition.
I don't believe it's legal for AT&T to change your plan without allowing the option to opt-out of your contract with no cancellation fee. This may help people get out of some contracts...
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Originally Posted by sdla4ever View Post
I'm confused why everyone feels entitled to Tethering when they are not paying for it? Like Jesus you children pay for a service to use it. Every company should do this and iOS is just the first affected platform.

Maybe the people who use every loophole on cell networks, are the exact reason why data caps and speeds caps get enforced. But I forgot you pay a certain price that obviously entitles you to every service.

This would be like getting on tv box then stealing cable for another 3 tvs.
I do get what you are saying, but your analogy is a bad one. I pay for one cable box and have 3 tv's in my house switched between the box and direct cable. I have checked and this falls within Comcast's accepted use policy.

What I don't get is why they charge you to tether (duh, because they can...). If you have a data plan, it shouldn't matter if you use the phone to browse or as a connection point to browse with your laptop.

AT&T: You will never get my business until you start acting like you care about your customers and give me more than a 4' square area of service in my backyard.
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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.
It's because these jerks want you to pay for 2 seperate unlimited data plans instead of 1. If you could buy and coupon that entitled you to unlimited gasoline for $200, why would you buy 2? No you would buy one and fill all your family's vehicles with it.
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