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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
I think it would be nice to have tethering for free, but providers have every right in existence to charge extra. You pay for your phone's internet. Not your computer or whatever else you want to tether. You agreed to this when you bought it from the provider in the first place. They have separate devices and contracts for that.

I dislike that providers like Verizon and AT&T charge out the ass for tethering. That's what has left a stale taste in my mouth, but I still dislike when people think that just because "they're the consumer" - anything they say goes.
They do have every right, they need money, lol jokes...
I guess bandwidth is thaaaaaat expensive for them
It's like buying a car, you bought the car and some gas, but your friends cant ride in it, because you have to pay X amount of $ each month
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post #52 of 76
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They do have every right, they need money, lol jokes...
I guess bandwidth is thaaaaaat expensive for them
It's like buying a car, you bought the car and some gas, but your friends cant ride in it, because you have to pay X amount of $ each month
It's nothing like buying a car and putting people in them, not even remotely the same logic yet alone all the technicalities like contracts regarding service.
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post #53 of 76
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It's nothing like buying a car and putting people in them, not even remotely the same logic yet alone all the technicalities like contracts regarding service.
I was trying to be funny, the joke was:
Car = phone , Gas = internet , People = clients, lol
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post #54 of 76
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Ah, yes, you do raise a valid point about the piracy and tethering. However, I honestly think tethering shouldn't be an add-on (but that's just my personal opinion and has ZERO baring on the actual law itself.)

I guess we'lll see, eh? Perhaps within the next few months to a year we'll see consoles and all hardware/software added to the DMCA?
Okay, under that same logic, I am going to expect to be able to hack my cable box and get all the free PPV I can get and all the premium channels for free, and then when Time Warner charges me for it, I'm going to sue them and say I can do what I want with the box, even though I was using services I have to pay for.
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I do understand he won and had money left over but come on, hes old news.
How did he win?
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I hadn't heard anything about this so THANKS OP!
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I think it would be nice to have tethering for free, but providers have every right in existence to charge extra. You pay for your phone's internet.
And tethering runs the connection through the phone. Your phone is using that data, whether or not it passes it to another device is none of the providers business.
    
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I'm glad he donated to the EFF, its a extremely important cause if you ask me.
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He didn't win, he lost the very thing he was trying "protect". His right to crack software that isn't his.

Considering Sony technically won, by having the more favorable settlement, I'm hoping other companies will use that to their advantage and sue him down to nothing. This kid represents all things disgusting in society, and needs to be brought down.
I'm prepared for the sheeple hate that this will bring, but the truth hurts - and I'm not afraid of speaking the truth.
I personally hope he continues. Others will follow anyway. I like people who add other abilities to limited hardware. Not in Piracy terms. If it is used for that then sure it is a pity but aside from the piracy issues I think it is great. CFW FTW.
post #60 of 76
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Originally Posted by bbaseballboy1234 View Post
who cares about george hotz. hes old news imo
And yet you come to a thread, thinking what exactly?.Why even bother to click on it?

You must be insane :/
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