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Old 02-09-2010, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi to all from a long-time lurker...

First of all, a big thanks to ALL the contributors on this site. I have used in numerous times, and generally a quick search helps me with any trouble/questions I have, which, I suppose, is why I am a lurker!

Anyway, can anyone tell me whether they have been successful in avoiding tethering fees from Bell by using Tetherberry? I understand that Bell does not include data transfers through tethering in their unlimited data plan , and I would like to avoid additional charges if possible.

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It should work just fine for you.
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Thanks dc...

Do you have experience with Bell? I don't want to be over cautious or suspicious, but I do want to make sure this is going to work. Because of the way I will use tethering, I cannot ease into it and check... by the time I receive my bill, I will have used a lot of data.
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Then maybe you should take the time to ease into it and check?

Better safe than sorry. Bells not very forgiving when it comes to first time usage dispute credits. I'm not sure if tetherberry will get you around paying for the tethering as you should be through your provider.
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I suspect that it will probably work fine, but if it is that mission critical to you and will use large amounts of data, then perhaps you should pony up the $$ and get a legitimate plan that allows you to use massive amounts of data.
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I suspect that it will probably work fine, but if it is that mission critical to you and will use large amounts of data, then perhaps you should pony up the $$ and get a legitimate plan that allows you to use massive amounts of data.
I do appreciate the help. Here's what I have found out from Bell... Currently, I pay $50/month for unlimited data usage ON DEVICE ONLY. Tethering charges are $8/mb under this plan. If I want tethering included, the only plan they offer is a $45/month, which allows for 1GB of data transfer.

Those are the only options they have if you are on BES. If using BIS, it's a different story.

The only time I need tethering is two times a year, when I set up a mobile office for a couple of weeks at a time. The problem is, during that time, I will be using data quite intensively, so I don't want to have a rude surprise.

I think I'll give Tetherberry a try during the next month before I leave, unless someone has a better idea.

Thanks again for all the help.
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