Internet And WiFi On The Road

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Sambo's Comment
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??? When did they start thus? Last I checked, about 2 weeks ago, you only got your allotted data, and then they charged you overages. When did they start throttling?

Sambo's Comment
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Oh wait, is this the package where you get u n limited but only if you have a direct TV package?

Rob T.'s Comment
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??? When did they start thus? Last I checked, about 2 weeks ago, you only got your allotted data, and then they charged you overages. When did they start throttling?

I don't know about AT&T but Verizon just rolled out new packages that have the "safety mode" As an add-on for $5 a month that throttles your speed to 2g after using what's on your plan. Its usable for browsing, but useless for videos or viewing pics on FB

JakeBreak's Comment
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??? When did they start thus? Last I checked, about 2 weeks ago, you only got your allotted data, and then they charged you overages. When did they start throttling?

I just got the message about it 3 days ago. I have att and they send out marketing messages. So it is super brand new. I have also been checking out a site called unlimitedville they have some unlimited plans too.

Sambo's Comment
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??? When did they start thus? Last I checked, about 2 weeks ago, you only got your allotted data, and then they charged you overages. When did they start throttling?

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I just got the message about it 3 days ago. I have att and they send out marketing messages. So it is super brand new. I have also been checking out a site called unlimitedville they have some unlimited plans too.

Do you have uverse or direct TV at home?

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??? When did they start thus? Last I checked, about 2 weeks ago, you only got your allotted data, and then they charged you overages. When did they start throttling?

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I just got the message about it 3 days ago. I have att and they send out marketing messages. So it is super brand new. I have also been checking out a site called unlimitedville they have some unlimited plans too.

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Do you have uverse or direct TV at home?

I do have direct tv at home but the phone and direct tv are in 2 different people's name and billing addresses. Check out AT&T website it's the mobile share advantage plan or something like that. It has nothing to do with the direct tv thing because I was going to go that route but it was too expensive.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Don't forget to check out Straight Talk. Unlimited Talk/Text/Data 10 gigs LTE data then 2g. No contract, $60.00 per mo. Bring your own phone plan. You can choose Verizon or AT&T towers ( depends on your phone). Ive been with them for over 5 years on AT&T towers. Never a problem.

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Sambo's Comment
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I just checked, and indeed they have new plans. Thanks for the heads up.

Now you can have no data overages, it just throttles you to 2g speeds after you hit your data cap.

I am, however, going to look into straight talk. These major cell companies are getting way too greedy now. My new plan, which is a 16 GB plan, is $92 per month. However, that isn't the final price, because you have to pay an additional $20 per month for access fees. In other words, you are paying for your plan, and then you have to pay an additional price to access the service...which seems odd to me, I'm already paying for the plan, but if I don't pay the access fee, then I can't use the service...

The guy on the phone told me it was because of the type of network. You have to pay for access to the 4g LTE network. I asked him if it was possible to not use the 4g network, basically if it were possible to use a 3g network, and he said that that wasn't possible. So, the only network they offer, you have to pay to access the network, which apparently is not covered by the monthly fee you pay for your service plan.

Then, on top of that, I asked him how much I still owed on my phone, which he told me, then he said if I wanted to pay the phone off early, I'd have to pay an additional $27. So, apparently, they have an early buyout charge. That's just silly. I guess that will teach me to buy a phone on my contract.

Anyway, as.soon as I get a few more checks, I'm paying off this phone and then looking for another carrier. I've heard good things about straight talk, and they use AT&T towers anyway. However, even straight talk probably has access fees as well? There may not be a way to avoid that.

Dan M.'s Comment
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Robert you lost me. Im really not tech savy at all. I cant even program my tv.

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Not to get too techie but if you have a decent smart phone (android version) and root the phone, you can use it as a wifi hot spot and tether other items to it. The nice thing about rooting the phone is that you will never have to worry about burning data or paying extra to your service provider because they won't be able to see the data usage.

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Haha Gator...I'm sure I'm worse than you.

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