12-28-2012, 02:03 AM #26
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I have Verizon and a new HTC 8X. I am NOT on an unlimited data plan. I called Verivon tonight to find out why I cant turn Internet Sharing on. They said I have tom pay for the extra sharing service before it will work on the phone.
Doesnt the FCC ruling mean I should get tethering free??
I didnt know about the FCC ruling until I was off the phone with them. Guess I need to call them back....
- 12-28-2012, 06:44 AM #27
Well you guys should feel lucky. I'm on tmobile and have 3 phones on a unlimited 4G plan and I can't tether even if pay. Tethering isn't an potion with an unlimited 4G plan, I would have to downgrade to 5GB plan for 10 dollars more on top of the fee to tether.
- 12-28-2012, 07:23 AM #30
I'm on Verizon with an 822 and a Family Shared Plan (6 GB between me and my wife - she uses about a gig on her Trophy, and I use the rest). I tether just fine. No Verizon Windows Phone has ever been hacked to make tethering work without them knowing it, that I'm aware of, or I'd have been doing it, but since Tango it was enabled in the Trophy, and that's when I switched to the shared plan from the unlimited. The question is do you really need the unlimited? Switching from what I had (something like 3 phones, one basic phone and two Trophies with unlimited data on a 1400 minute and unlimited text shared plan) to the shared plan with 6GB and unlimited minutes and text ended up saving me about $30 a month, I think (and I have a corporate discount). The only difference now is that at the end of my billing cycle, if I go over, I add an extra 2 gigs to the plan, which costs $10, rather than pay $15 for 1 gig of overage. Then at the start of the next month, I switch it back.
So really, it's not worth all the whining, unless you're really a data hog - and I know that I use quite a bit - I tether a lot.
- 12-28-2012, 07:25 AM #31
Oh, and by the way - getting that 20Mbps down and 10Mbps up on the LTE while tethering - now THAT is NICE! It's almost like being at home, except my laptop isn't connected to the extra 23" widescreen monitor so I'm restricted to a single screen.
- 12-28-2012, 07:48 AM #33
- 12-29-2012, 12:41 AM #36
12-30-2012, 10:44 AM #39
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I had tethering on my HD7, now I can't activate on,my 8X. I have unlimited data but rarely use tethering, when I do it typically not on 4G since I would be out in the middle of nowhere, this just sucks very disappointed in T-Mobile.
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- 02-18-2013, 08:09 PM #41
02-18-2013, 08:14 PM #42
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03-04-2013, 10:37 PM #43
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Unlocked phones does not work any longer. Tethering is blocked when you insert an ATT SIM or any of the MVNOs in WP8 or iOS devices... Like in iOS a carrier profile is applied, I sold the Nokia 920. This is unheard of in Europe. Really difficult to understand people that argue that the carriers should be allowed to charge for this, that is charge again to use the data you already paid for.
So I am back to using a narrow screen iphone 5 where there are jailbreak apps that restore the functionality that is taken away when you insert an ATT SIM.
Nokia is selling the 920 in Europe with sharing for up to 8 units but no mentioning that they reserve the right to disable it should you cross the wrong border... False marketing...
- 03-05-2013, 01:11 AM #44
Nokia has nothing to do with it, blame the carriers. That said I am ok that unlimited users have to pay for tethering. I know for a fact that many people would use LTE as their sole internet and the networks can't handle that currently. It would kill everyone's total bandwidth. I would rather keep my 25mbs down and 10mbs up LTE nice and fast. I switched to a family share plan and it actually dropped my bill 20 dollars. Have 10gb for four lines and couldn't be happier.
03-05-2013, 08:36 AM #45
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Nokia, Apple and the vendors have everything to do with this. The went one step to far when they allow the operator to dictate what features are available on full price "unlocked" devices. (Well there are no fully unlocked devices any longer on WP8 or iOS, they lock functionality depending on what SIM you put in.)
To "semi brick" the devices when a certain SIM is put in just because the carriers have not figured out how to throttle or charge for data is ridiculous.
It is also worth noting that;
1. We already overpay for service in the US
2. LTE is almost twice as fast in Europe, 35 to 60 mb (As with previous technologies the US gets only half the speed)
3. This is more or less only a US problem as no decent carrier would come up with the idea to charge extra for the data just because it is used outside the device itself.
Basically we get twice the cost or more and half the speed here in the US.
International Herald Tribune
According to the study, Verizon Wireless...charges $7.50 for each gigabyte. ... more than 10 times what consumers pay in Sweden. ... Having a data-only plan...would reduce the per-gigabyte charge at Verizon Wireless to $5.50.
Why American LTE Costs Far More than in Europe - Input Output
OpenSignal - The State of LTE
- 03-05-2013, 06:00 PM #48
But if you are already limited and have a specific amount you can use... Why do they care how someone uses their allotted data?
- 03-05-2013, 07:28 PM #49