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Old 04-16-2007, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i recently downloaded opera mini for my 8100 and i was reading during the setup that my service provider (cingular) might charge me for extra usage? or something like that. I like opera, but i'm not going to use it if i'm gonna get charged extra. i have the unlimited personal data plan: unlimited web browsing/email/mobile-to-mobile txt, 1000 txts. I figured if i have this plan, that i wont get charged extra because it IS unlimited right? I don't want my bill to go up because of opera..

also on my phone bill, will it list the name of the sites you've visited? like if i was on myspace.com, would it say 'myspace.com' on the bill summary? or just 'data usage' or something like that?

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Old 04-16-2007, 09:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you pay for unlimited Data you won't get charged extra. No, the sites you visit aren't logged on your bill.
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Greetings, nursexmelanie, and welcome to the Forums.

Opera Mini uses data, so if you have an unlimited data package, you are good to go. I don't believe Cingular lists the url's you visit. I know that Tmobile does not, and the billing only states the amount of the data used... i.e., 4.2 MB, etc.
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Wirelessly posted (Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/3.1.7196/1662; en; U; ssr))

As long as you have unlimited data or lots of data in your plan, you'll be ok.
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o okay i feel relieved now ! thanks a lot!
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First time I used Opera, I thought the same thing. =)
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i wont get charged extra because it IS unlimited right?
No. First off no there is no extra charge for using Opera, but your unlimited data plan is also not unlimited. If you read the fine print you will find that that both the amounts and types of usage are limited. Verizon recently lowered there cap from 10GB per month to 5GB per month. You are also only allowed to use the data access for approved purposes.
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No. First off no there is no extra charge for using Opera, but your unlimited data plan is also not unlimited. If you read the fine print you will find that that both the amounts and types of usage are limited. Verizon recently lowered there cap from 10GB per month to 5GB per month. You are also only allowed to use the data access for approved purposes.
..so my unlimited plan is really limited?
and what does "approved purposes" mean?
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No. First off no there is no extra charge for using Opera, but your unlimited data plan is also not unlimited. If you read the fine print you will find that that both the amounts and types of usage are limited. Verizon recently lowered there cap from 10GB per month to 5GB per month. You are also only allowed to use the data access for approved purposes.

I find that hard to believe. I use more than that on email and the limited surfing I do as it is. Of course I am on Cingular, but I still don't see how Verizon can do that. Unlimited is unlimited as long as you use it for what it is intended to be. Tethering is a different thing all together.
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if you are on t-mobile, you can even use the $5.99 T-Mobile Web data plan and use opera mini on it, you don't even need the $19.99 BIS plan from tmo to use internet.
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..so my unlimited plan is really limited?
and what does "approved purposes" mean?
Yes it is limited. You will need to read the terms and conditions for your broadband plan with your carrier to find out the details for your plan. But the restrictions are usually along the lines of email, IM, and basic web browsing only. Typical restrictions are no streaming video/audio (You Tube), no hosting services, no file sharing, no audio/video media except what they offer, etc.
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I still don't see how Verizon can do that. Unlimited is unlimited as long as you use it for what it is intended to be.
That is just it. They are saying that if you go over the set limits you MUST be doing one of the unapproved options. Cingular has simalure restrictions as well. Although I think I remember seeing their data cap at 40GB. I am not sure though.

Verizon Limits Its "Unlimited" Wireless Broadband Service
Verizon Admits Capping EVDO, Removes "Unlimited" From Marketing - Gizmodo
Verizon EVDO Wireless Unlimited Data Usage Translation: We Shut You Down At 5 GB - Evolution-Data Optimized (EVDO)
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That is just it. They are saying that if you go over the set limits you MUST be doing one of the unapproved options. Cingular has simalure restrictions as well. Although I think I remember seeing their data cap at 40GB. I am not sure though.

Verizon Limits Its "Unlimited" Wireless Broadband Service
Verizon Admits Capping EVDO, Removes "Unlimited" From Marketing - Gizmodo
Verizon EVDO Wireless Unlimited Data Usage Translation: We Shut You Down At 5 GB - Evolution-Data Optimized (EVDO)

Wow very interesting.

Anyone ever come close to 5G? I think last month I only had 40M!
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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where can i find the cingular fine print for my blackberry plan?
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Your Cingular account website would be a good start...

or scroll to the bottom of this page and download the "fine print".
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And don't you think it's limited to phone service providers. Comcast has been doing this for a while with their "unlimited" service: Comcast Customer Uses "Unlimited Service" Excessively, Gets Disconnected For A Year - Consumerist
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