Cell data rules, scary

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

5 Responses

  1. Rand says:

    AT&T is forgiving to a point. If they see it looks like your pulling down laptop type data quantities they’l want you to get a laptop conect plan for that 8525.

  2. coderpunk says:

    So the real question is when is the FCC / whoever going to stop these unlimited-but plans from being called unlimited?
    Words mean things, and unlimited is pretty clear — at least to most users of the English language.

  3. Bill says:

    There is a big thread about this issue over at http://www.evdoforums.com. Apparently it all depends on what market you are in. If you are in a ‘busy’ area. Also, apparently, Sprint EVDO does not have these restrictions and is welcoming, with open arms, anyone terminated by Verizon for overusage.

  4. From my experience with Cingular/AT&T, the moment you have to get one of their new SIM’s (for 3G devices or new accounts) they have a way to stop the “tethering”. This happened to me when I got a new 3G phone and had to get a new SIM in order to allow the faster connection. It took 2 days for everyone to figure out that I now needed their “tethering” plan (extra $20/month) which allowed me to connect my PC to the phone at 3G speeds.

  5. Thanks for the detailed post on this…
    I’ve been wanting to comment on this too, having just read something the other day about capping of download rates. I didn’t get that they were terminating users altogether on Verizon though. This reminds me of what HughesNet, the former DirecWay does on two-way broadband satellite.
    Also no doubt you’ve read or heard about the Sprint terminating 1000 customers of their wireless service for complaining too much or asking for support too much.

    Alan Spicer

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