12-23-2011, 01:14 PM
| | Re: Mifi or such with PagePlus
"Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in message
> At 22 Dec 2011 14:58:09 -0600 tycho wrote:
>> "tlvp" <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> wrote in message
>> > On Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:57:47 -0800, Eric Weaver wrote:
>> >> Is anyone using a Mifi or similar hotspot with a Pageplus plan? I'd
>> >> like to get one if that'd work...
>> > Interesting thought ... and what price plan to use for that?
>> Not aware of any such animal for PP, although I'd be pleased if there
>> But, why bother? You can certainly make a smartphone perform that
>> and it'd probably be cheaper than purchasing a MiFi device. I use a
> Pixi --
>> not nearly as well-supported as the Android platform -- and yet
> "there's an
>> app for that." FreeTether for WebOS turns my cheep-O Pixi ($25!) into
>> great hotspot.
>> But #2: I'm told that PP would frown on tethering it were noticed.
>> don't sell MiFi devices, don't sanction their use, and don't have any
>> of data-only plan. When discussing tethering with Kitty of
> KittyWireless on
>> her forum, she as much as told me that PP would shut down my account it
>> caught me tethering. YMMV...
> I suspect Kitty is smoking catnip. PP has tiny data plans and charges
> overage fees for excess data. Providers in those situations typically
> allow tethering, since excessive data use generates profits. Providers
> offering large buckets or unlimited data generally prohibit, or charge
> extra for, tethering.
Perhaps. I'd wondered why myself, if overage charges were high (or even
appropriate), PP would care about tethering. But from what I've read in the
forums over the past year I'm inclined to think that Kitty is reasonably
well plugged into PP, and may have heard the "no tethering" edict from some
PP muckety-muck. I can't imagine why she would make the statement if not
based on something. As a dealer, she certainly has no stake in the game.
It may be based on the arrangement between PP and VZW.
Me; I'd tether anyway and see. I don't use much data, but it is =very= nice
to use my Pixi as a MiFi and broadcast to my iPod Touch 4 (which is so much
better for web use)...