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AT&T New Shared Data Plans


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#21 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:05 AM

I wouldn't assume it's actually unlimited. One of my users was told to leave by Sprint for using too much data on his iPhone. At least they waived the ETF.


Well, I have myself using plenty of data on a daily basis and my daughter streaming stuff to her iPhone (wife doesn't do much data).

It clearly said on the forms that I signed that I had unlimited data BUT that data was restricted to handsets. If I wanted to activate TETHERING - THEN I would be subject to a surcharge if I went over a limit (which I believe was 5GB but I'm not entirely certain).

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:38 AM

People use this to get around cancelation fees with them. Just find a good place to roam and stream some audio for a few hours.


Very dangerous. You're still liable for the charges, and there's no guarantee that action will get you around cancellation fees.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:23 AM

I still don't get how they measure traffic on these plans. I regularly use 15-20Gb/mo as measured by a program called NetWorx. I have no idea how accurate it is compared to whatever meters the cell carriers use.

That's one person, one PC, no streaming -- only general browsing.

I'm paying $40/mo for DSL (3Mb down) and would like to find a backup provider if DSL crashes, but there's NO way I could afford the cell rates mentioned up-thread.
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#24 OFFLINE   Shades228

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:41 AM

I still don't get how they measure traffic on these plans. I regularly use 15-20Gb/mo as measured by a program called NetWorx. I have no idea how accurate it is compared to whatever meters the cell carriers use.

That's one person, one PC, no streaming -- only general browsing.

I'm paying $40/mo for DSL (3Mb down) and would like to find a backup provider if DSL crashes, but there's NO way I could afford the cell rates mentioned up-thread.


As an emergency back up for being able to check things like bank accounts it would be fine. If you wanted to read DBSTalk, watch the news, play games, and other things then you would run into charges pretty fast.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:38 PM

I still don't get how they measure traffic on these plans. I regularly use 15-20Gb/mo as measured by a program called NetWorx. I have no idea how accurate it is compared to whatever meters the cell carriers use.

That's one person, one PC, no streaming -- only general browsing.

I'm paying $40/mo for DSL (3Mb down) and would like to find a backup provider if DSL crashes, but there's NO way I could afford the cell rates mentioned up-thread.


But is the app you are using able to differentiate what traffic you are using is via a 3G connection and which is via Wifi? With VZW, I rarely use over 1GB of data on my data plan, but that is because most of my data use is via Wifi.

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