What US plans are people using?

ian douglas ian.douglas at iandouglas.com
Wed Apr 23 02:13:02 CEST 2008

Brandon Kruger wrote:
> I have the "Media Net Unlimited" package which gives me unlimied data usage 
> for $15/month.  Just try not to let them know it's for a PDA-ish device or 
> they may try to make you get the $60 equivalent for PDAs instead.

The $60 equivalent includes "tethering" which lets you use your 
PDA/Smartphone (like my Blackjack 2) as a USB modem to connect some 
other data device like a laptop. It would be inapplicable in this case, 
as the Neo/Freerunner will behave on its own as a PDA/Smartphone, and 
AT&T will gladly sell you just the Media Net Unlimited plan for a 
Smartphone without requiring the tethering option.

I had to ask explicitly three times with three reps back in December to 
GET the tethering option turned on for my Blackjack 2 so I could use my 
laptop wherever I went. Once the Freerunner is released, I might scale 
back on the tethering since between my Blackjack 2 on AT&T, Freerunner 
on TMobile, and now a Blackberry on Verizon, I'm pretty much covered, 
much to my wife's chagrin.


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