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Sprint Pulling a Verizon, with bluetooth.


Oct 29, 2004, 1:43 AM
This treo 6850 reminds me of the notice about using a data cable on their service, for a tethered connection. Cause rumor has it Vision users, who pay $15 a month extra on top of the phone plan, get unlimited access without it killing the minutes.

Now imagine it untethered with bluetooth.


I love the CDMA networks with all my heart but the proprietaty bs has to stop soon.
Rich Brome

Nov 1, 2004, 8:28 PM
Huh? What you're talking about has nothing to do with Sprint or CDMA carriers.

The going rate for unlimited high-speed data on your laptop is $80/month. T-Mobile is the only top-tier carrier who offers laptop access for less, and they're also the one with speeds 1/2 to 1/3 of what you get with the others, since they don't have EDGE yet.

Data on just your phone (ringtones, WAP, etc.) is a whole different ballgame. That's what the $10 - $25 / month data plans are about, like Sprint's $15 plan you mentioned. But that's not designed to be used with a laptop. If it was, it would be $80. Simple as that.

The Sprint people who use a third-party data cable to get laptop access for $15/month are technically violating Sprint's Terms of Service...

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