SMS <email@example.com> wrote in news:4b99be29$0$1588
> I see that Net10 now offers unlimited voice/text/data for $50/month.
> someone can figure out how to tether their phones, that would be
From its GSM coverage map, which doesn't say anything about 2G or 3G,
and comparing it with ATT's total coverage map, I'd say it's on ATT as
T-Mobile's map isn't anywhere close to this.
That said, their "unlimited data" would be crawling along like a snail,
with no streaming video and only low res streaming audio off the ATT
blue map, at best, unless it's throttled.
Then there are troubling LIMITS here: http://net10.com/content/terms_conditions.jsp
The terms say:
"To enroll in the NET10 Unlimited Plan you must purchase a NET10
Wanna bet that doesn't tether?
"12. NET10 UNLIMITED DATA SERVICES
With certain NET10 Unlimited phone models, you can access Data Services
through WAP. Data Services are additional services offered by NET10
Unlimited. Access to the Mobile Web is included in your plan. You will,
however, incur additional charges for downloads or purchases of Data
$50/month for WAP?! Yecch!
How can the SELL data (downloads) to someone paying for UNLIMITED
SERVICE, already?! Damned sellphone companies....
"Access/Purchase Data Services. In order to purchase and download NET10
Data Services, your NET10 Unlimited phone must have active service. You
will not incur Access Charges under the NET10 Unlimited plan, but you
will be charged a Content Charge or Subscription Charge each time you
select and purchase content to download or if you subscribe to any Data
Services. The Content Charges and Subscription Charges vary depending on
the type of content and/or subscription and these must be paid for
separately under the terms and conditions of the vendor from whom you
are purchasing the content. You may purchase and add a NET10 Unlimited
Minute Bundle to your account in order to purchase content, downloads,
ringtones or other services from NET10. You may NOT complete these
purchases using the balance in your NET10 Unlimited account without
adding a NET10 Unlimited Minute Bundle."
$50 is WAP ONLY on their hobbled up phones. WHAT A DEAL!
Being forced to use a "Net10 Unlimited Phone" pretty much decapitates
any dreams of tethering the laptop for $50/month of unlimited service.
Not in our lifetimes.
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