Originally Posted by blahop
Do I need to buy the tethering plan if I have an unlimited data plan? Is there a way around it? If so, how? How do I go about setting this up? How do I configure the 8100 to tether on Cingular?
Not sure on how Cing works, but on T-Mo the answer is NO... because when using the phone as a modem you are using the data connection, not the phone cell minutes.
See threads on how to tether. I would think the method is the same for any carrier since the connections [numbers to dial, etc.] are specific to Windows XP and the Pearl RIM OS, not the carrier. At least that is how I think it works.
Bonus Tip: I checked into T-Mo's unlimited data plan's limitations. T-Mo terms and conditions allows them to yank the plan if one abuses it, including what in their sole discretion would be excessive use. But I suspect that even 10 hours use a day, 30 days straight would not bother them since 1) most people won't be doing that; 2) I doubt they closely monitor data plan use. Maybe they have some internal alert if one exceeds a certain number of hours, but I doubt it. Plus it would be a high number I suspect, possibly 300 hours or so; and 3) they would warn you to curb your use before they yanked the plan.
But all of the above is how T-Mo's data plan works, other carriers may not be the same. But setting it up should be the same regardless of carrier?