Which AT&T data plans are compatible?
malane at purdue.edu
Fri Aug 8 21:15:29 CEST 2008
ian douglas wrote:
> Ken Restivo wrote:
>> They actually hire people to sit around and snoop people's UserAgent strings?
> It's easy to automate since surfing non-SSL sites should send your HTTP
> headers in plain text, so they you can simply watch the packets and keep
> track of data counts, browsers, etc. for each wireless account.
>>> Their unlimited data plan used to be $20/month but they raised it to $30
>>> for the new iPhone. Tethering adds even more because they expect that
>>> you'll be downloading much more data than users who don't tether.
>> So "unlimited data" isn't "unlimited" at all?
> As far as I've seen, personally, it's unlimited. Of course, I tend not
> to tether my AT&T phone to my laptop and download ISO-sized files or
> anything. I'm sure if you reach a certain amount of traffic, they'll
> notice you. Last month I only downloaded about 60MB on my phone.
>> But I'm told that Sprint Metro PCS allows unlimited data, and tethering, for US$60/mo
> That's slightly cheaper than AT&T then, who charges me $69/month for
> unlimited data plus tethering.
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Instead of just tethering couldn't you set up a proxy server on your OM
and since the user agent is in plain text, change firefox to minimo? I
imagine the user agent signatures are pretty similar.
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