All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 24-04-2009, 01:37 PM
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n95 used as a modem

I have a Vista Laptop and a Nokia N95-3. I have a $15/mth data plan with AT&T for unlimited access with the N95. AT&T says I have to upgrade my data plan to $60/mth in order to tether.

Question: If I can access the internet with the phone (for $15), and my PC is tethered via USB to the phone, then why do I need the upgrade plan to access the internet with the PC?

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Old 24-04-2009, 01:49 PM
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So that they don't charge you for all the data you download to the pc. They can tell by the browser id that you're tethered.

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Old 24-04-2009, 02:10 PM
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My $15/mth is unlimited. Are you saying they are assuming I will download more data tethered? On a prior phone, I purchased a one-time $30 package that allowed me to tether without the additional up-fee. Is that available on the N95?

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Old 25-04-2009, 08:37 AM
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I have a Vista Laptop and a Nokia N95-3. I have a $15/mth data plan with AT&T for unlimited access with the N95. AT&T says I have to upgrade my data plan to $60/mth in order to tether.

Question: If I can access the internet with the phone (for $15), and my PC is tethered via USB to the phone, then why do I need the upgrade plan to access the internet with the PC?
You are breaking the Terms and Conditions by tethering with the $15 plan, hence you need a more expensive plan to not be breaking the Terms and Conditions.

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Old 03-05-2009, 06:37 AM
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I have that same $15/month plan. I just use the app JoikuSpot. It uses your 3G connection and converts your phone into a wireless hotspot that you can connect to with your computer. As far as I know I have not been charged extra on my monthly bill or anything for doing so.
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