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Old 05-31-2008, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, this is my first BB post since I got it! So I am tethering with my pearl over the at& edge network with only the unlimited data plan and not paying the $10 more for tethering. I did a search but the results were from a while back. Is the worst case scenario they add the extra $10 for tethering? After all for all they know I have no idea i needed to pay more for that? I also read some people said it's just faster if you pay the tethering? Has anyone heard anything about this, I don't mind how slow it goes as long as it works! Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello all, this is my first BB post since I got it! So I am tethering with my pearl over the at& edge network with only the unlimited data plan and not paying the $10 more for tethering. I did a search but the results were from a while back. Is the worst case scenario they add the extra $10 for tethering? After all for all they know I have no idea i needed to pay more for that? I also read some people said it's just faster if you pay the tethering? Has anyone heard anything about this, I don't mind how slow it goes as long as it works! Thanks!
well, i know tmobile allows it for free. verizon charges. att charges also. if they catch you, you're in deep sh*t. also, they might just charge you per MB without even adding on a $10 plan. then when the bill comes and you have a whopping several hundred dollar bill, you have no leverage to argue b/c you were trying to bypass their network etc. i dunno...i don't think it's worth it. i would pay the extra $10/month and not worry.
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup you can be charged and they can determine if you were tethering just on the data flow you are using.

They would likely charge you at .01 pe KB
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It will always catch up to you at somepoint. I suggest paying the $10. One month of overages is probably more than a year of paying for the service and you don't have to worry.
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Alltel finally started charging me the 10 fee a couple of months ago. Probably cause I was tethered and downloading about 1GB daily .
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Hello all, this is my first BB post since I got it! So I am tethering with my pearl over the at& edge network with only the unlimited data plan and not paying the $10 more for tethering. I did a search but the results were from a while back. Is the worst case scenario they add the extra $10 for tethering? After all for all they know I have no idea i needed to pay more for that? I also read some people said it's just faster if you pay the tethering? Has anyone heard anything about this, I don't mind how slow it goes as long as it works! Thanks!
ATT charges me $20.00 a month for tethering. Is there something I'm missing besides $10.00 extra dollars out of my pocket
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i dont know about you, but here they charge .o5 per kb for teathering :S
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Thanks for all your info, I was just so excited after I got it to work, I spent HOURS troubleshooting lol. I used it for about 5 minutes then decided to stop after reading your comments from my phone. I'm away and am picking up open wireless for now which is good. Hopefully that 5 minutes I used doesn't show up on my bill.
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