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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mscriv, Jan 20, 2010.
Wow, I don't even have an iPhone and I'm scared about higher rates.
That quote alone makes this article and opinion worthless.
I think he's right if you go by strict tethering rules.
If you take the time to look at the official AT&T wireless plan rate guide here, you see that any data usage over 5GB is supposed to be billed at $.00048 per KB.
$.00048 * 1 million KB per GB = $480.00 per GB
But this has never been true for AT&T and the author doesn't state this. He just says data users have are exposed to extraordinary charges... at least for the iPHone. The iPhone has it's own TOS. And yes, that applies to tethering only.
Att and Verizon have both had data "caps" in the recent past and still do today depending on your specific plan. (netbook, tethering, etc.)
This article is not limited to just iPhone plans, but all cell phones that have data capabilities. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.
He didn't mention the overcharge as applying to the iPhone.
He was just giving an example of how overcharges can be high, since if carriers do go to multi-tiered plans, people could easily end up in such a situation.
Sure, it's not exact and it's reporting hype, but I was surprised to calculate how high overcharges could get for some users. If it's $45 for 5GB, the next 5GB should not be ten times that amount.