Chris Blunt wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Aug 2010 22:28:38 +0100, "Steve Terry" <email@example.com>
>>"Peter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Reading the above, I don't see any evidence your bills are anything to
>>> do with tethering.
>>> It is just easier to download a gig with a laptop
And that's just it. My phone doesn't run Skype, and though it can run
Nimbuzz in text chat mode, I don't use it for that now I know how much data
is transferred. It was because it was tethered that I decided to run Skype.
It's much easier to touch-type on my netbook's 90+% keyboard than it is to
tap messages out on my capacitative touch-screen phone. The latter takes the
Instant out of Instant Messaging...
>>True, but hard to exceed browsing on a phone, but very easy to
>>exceed tethered to a PC
Exactly, though I suspect Nimbuzz would happily let me go over the limit
quite quickly. One day when I've got plenty of money, I might try it just to
find out how it compares to Skype.
> Do Virgin let you know when you're reached the 25MB daily limit, or do
> they just go ahead and debit your account with the extra charges?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Sorry (cough!) no, they don't let you know. They just let you go on running
up a hefty bill and then tell you it's your own fault, even if you point out
that their salesman didn't tell you in advance about the excess data
Garry Knight email@example.com