Tethering- the carrier's way of getting the dumb to pay overage.

tymaster50

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Oct 3, 2012
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So even be an effective tetherer you would need atleast 5-6gb of data to use. Most people are on the 1/2/4 gb plans and connecting multiple devices will burn up the space very quickly since on Verizon everything is shared data.
 

danpass

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Jun 27, 2009
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Miami, FL
I get furious when I think about the tethering fee. Pure, self-serving, arrogance as it adds ZERO value to the customer.

What the hell difference does it make HOW someone reaches their limit. The data burn is the same so it can only be so that they line their pockets




POSs




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tymaster50

macrumors 68030
Original poster
Oct 3, 2012
2,783
7
New Jersey
I get furious when I think about the tethering fee. Pure, self-serving, arrogance as it adds ZERO value to the customer.

What the hell difference does it make HOW someone reaches their limit. The data burn is the same so it can only be so that they line their pockets




POSs




_
I thought they dropped the fee? I know on Verizon it is free iirc from a recent google search. The only thing I know about using data is AT&T no FaceTime over celluar without mobile share. I guess that is their way of trying to reduce server load. But what good is a share plan if you're single?
 

mrsir2009

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Sep 17, 2009
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Melbourne, Australia
I remember when I had a feature phone & was on prepaid... Telecom had to make the plans weird amounts: For example, $12, $18, $6, $21 etc purely because they knew the top ups only went up in tens $10, $20, $40 etc so you'd have to buy a $20 top up for a $12 plan, buy a $40 top up for a $21 plan... And you might think that you could just use the leftover money next time, but they take away the money if you don't spend it quickly :(

Them phone companies... All the same :(
 

HowardSmith

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Sep 13, 2012
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Its price is driven by the market. They must be selling plenty or they would lower their prices. Basically they want to keep the data hogs limited speed, quantity and or cost to keep their networks working for the rest.

Get mad if you want but it is NOT going away, in fact I suspect the cost will get higher and higher!
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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Love the u.k's networks!!

Unlimited data and tethering kerching!!
 
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