On 1/8/2011 9:54 PM, Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
> "Anthony Guzzi"<email@example.com> wrote in message
>> On 1/5/2011 5:21 PM, Robert A. Fink, M. D. wrote:
>>> I am considering buying an iPhone 4. I currently have ATT service
>>> use a Laptop Connect card to access the Internet from my laptop when
>>> Will purchasing the iPhone cause any changes in this arrangement (I
>>> pay $60 per month for unlimited tethering of my laptop)?
>> The iPhone costs more than $60/mo. Many people it is 100/mo. ATT
>> charges extra to tether to a laptop. But you can "Jailbreak" it and
>> do it for free, but it's not really on the up and up, it's in a grey
>> I love my iPhone, but if I were buying a smartphone today, I would by
>> a Droid on Verizon. Tethering on that is free.
> My brother's on Verizon and just purchased a Droid. The tethering option
> is *not* free, at least not on his plan. Things have changed.
> --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
I can see charging for tethering if you're on the unlimited data plan,
but if you're on the 150MB (Verizon) or 200MB (AT&T) then it really
takes a lot of chutzpah for the carrier to charge you a second time to
use your data allocation.
Pretty sure you can use PDANET to tether the Droid at no extra cost.
<http://www.junefabrics.com/android/>, though I'm sure it must violate
the Verizon TOS somehow. Same deal for a jailbroken iPhone.
I have a Droid on Verizon's network, but not on Verizon proper. Right
now I'm on pay-as-you-go data, but soon I'll be on the $30/month
voice/messaging/data plan. Wi-Fi is so ubiquitous now, that I can get by
with the 50MB plus 60¢/MB overage. I really like how the Droid is
integrated with all the Google services like contacts, calendar, and Gmail.