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AT&T New Shared Data Plans

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Herdfan, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    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).
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Very dangerous. You're still liable for the charges, and there's no guarantee that action will get you around cancellation fees.
  3. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    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.
  4. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    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.
  5. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    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.

    - Merg

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