Jumping off the iPhone bandwagon. Need some advice.

tweaks

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Ok so I have got a 2g and a 3g iphone and i think that the plans are just unreasonable.

I have decided to possibly sell the iphones that i do have and just get the plain jane phones, and get ipod touches....but.........my phone has got to have the teathering capability with it. Does anybody have any recommendations (phones) for me? It will be for OS X.
 

NAG

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Care to be more specific as to your needs since tethering is most definitely not a plain phone feature. Additionally, if you're complaining about the phone plan, it won't be much different if you have tethering as a requirement.
 

BigHungry04

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If you're with AT&T, and I am assuming that you are, the tethering plans are rather expensive. If you decide on a blackberry, then the blackberry data plan with tethering is $65 a month. That is in addition to your voice plan. Also the plan is not unlimited, has a 5 GB cap. The plan is the same with any PDA with the exception of the iPhone on AT&T. Tethering is not supported on a non-PDA device.
 

tweaks

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If you're with AT&T, and I am assuming that you are, the tethering plans are rather expensive. If you decide on a blackberry, then the blackberry data plan with tethering is $65 a month. That is in addition to your voice plan. Also the plan is not unlimited, has a 5 GB cap. The plan is the same with any PDA with the exception of the iPhone on AT&T. Tethering is not supported on a non-PDA device.

Great thanks for your answers.

I have decided that the savings werent that great. I have decided to stick with the current plans that i have.

Thanks a bunch!!
 

squeakyclutch

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I have thought about jumping off the iPhone 3G bandwagon as well recently...with the performance issues and at&t screwing up my bill.

But, I figured the iPhone really is sill in the beta testing faze, and we are all really still beta testing the phone. So, it might be better in the future so I decided to stay on the bandwagon, hold onto the side railings with BOTH hands, and ride it out.......:rolleyes:
 

Tres

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If you need a GSM phone check out the Freerunner from OpenMoko.
Or optionally he could just stab himself in the testicles repeatedly. It would probably be less painful.

I have never, ever seen someone seriously suggest the Freerunner because it is a horribly broken pile of ****. The software is so unstable that even using it for phonecalls is questionable. The soft keyboard is broken, the formfactor is terrible and it doesn't even have edge for the internet, let alone 3g.

I'm all for opensource but the freerunner is like every bad thing about opensource projects rolled into one gigantic piece of crap.
 

txr0ckabilly

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Or optionally he could just stab himself in the testicles repeatedly. It would probably be less painful.

I have never, ever seen someone seriously suggest the Freerunner because it is a horribly broken pile of ****. The software is so unstable that even using it for phonecalls is questionable. The soft keyboard is broken, the formfactor is terrible and it doesn't even have edge for the internet, let alone 3g.

I'm all for opensource but the freerunner is like every bad thing about opensource projects rolled into one gigantic piece of crap.
dude, tell us what you really think
 

ucfgrad93

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Aug 17, 2007
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Yeah, even though many think the iPhone plans are expensive they really aren't anymore expensive than any other smartphone plans on at&t.
True. Shortly after I got my iPhone, my wife got a Blackberry Pearl. The data rates were more expensive than the iPhone rates.
 

mcdj

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Jul 10, 2007
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Or optionally he could just stab himself in the testicles repeatedly. It would probably be less painful.

I have never, ever seen someone seriously suggest the Freerunner because it is a horribly broken pile of ****. The software is so unstable that even using it for phonecalls is questionable. The soft keyboard is broken, the formfactor is terrible and it doesn't even have edge for the internet, let alone 3g.

I'm all for opensource but the freerunner is like every bad thing about opensource projects rolled into one gigantic piece of crap.
You tell 'em Maddox!
 

dccorona

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Jun 12, 2008
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If you're with AT&T, and I am assuming that you are, the tethering plans are rather expensive. If you decide on a blackberry, then the blackberry data plan with tethering is $65 a month. That is in addition to your voice plan. Also the plan is not unlimited, has a 5 GB cap. The plan is the same with any PDA with the exception of the iPhone on AT&T. Tethering is not supported on a non-PDA device.
the iPhone technically has a 5gb cap
you can go over but if you do they start watching more closley
 

gcmexico

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Dec 22, 2007
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Ok so I have got a 2g and a 3g iphone and i think that the plans are just unreasonable.

I have decided to possibly sell the iphones that i do have and just get the plain jane phones, and get ipod touches....but.........my phone has got to have the teathering capability with it. Does anybody have any recommendations (phones) for me? It will be for OS X.
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Netshare gives you tethering with the Iphone..HA HA HA HA
 

ruinfx

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Feb 20, 2008
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buy an unlocked nokia (n78 is $369 at amazon) and use it with the $15 unlimited medianet plan and tether away