Which AT&T data plans are compatible?
ken at restivo.org
Thu Jul 31 10:36:29 CEST 2008
On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 02:05:53PM -0700, ian douglas wrote:
> Just don't try tethering (using your phone as a modem) on their cheap
> data plan, or they'll hit you with "overage" fees or tell you to convert
> to the smarthphone plan.
Is there a specific limit? How do they *know* you are tethering? What are the overage fees and where are they detailed?
> Steven ** wrote:
> > My understanding is that it's marketing BS and there isn't much (if
> > any) difference between those unlimited data plans. The difference
> > seems to be what AT&T is willing to sell you. If you have a crappy
> > old phone, they'll sell you a cheap data plan because they figure you
> > won't use it. If you have a smartphone, they figure you might
> > actually be able to and want to browse the web and therefore charge
> > you more.
> > What I'm thinking of trying is taking my old, crappy flip-phone into
> > the store when asking about data plans. That should get me the cheap
> > plan. Then just pop the SIM card back into my Neo. I'm betting I'll
> > have full internet. Worst case scenario: I'll have to tunnel
> > everything through port 80.
> > -Steven
> > On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 10:55 AM, Dimitri <spam2 at eflamenco.com> wrote:
> >> I've set up an ATT pay-as-you-go plan, and I'm able to send/receive calls and
> >> text messages.
> >> (I had to wiggle the sim card for the phone to recognize the att network: a
> >> hardware flaw that's been discussed to death.)
> >> Which ATT data plans are compatible with the Freerunner?
> >> There's a ton of them available, with radically different pricing for
> >> "unlimited".
> >> I see names like "PDA Personal", "MediaNet", "DataConnect", and a bunch of
> >> others.
> >> Which ATT data access plans are compatible with Openmoko?
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