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Asus Announces Padfone, a Smartphone-Tablet Combo

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carriers won't be happy...

neurocutie

May 30, 2011, 11:11 PM
that they won't be able to charge you an extra $30-50/mo for a whole separate data plan just for the tablet... I guess they'll call this "tethering" even though its all the same CPU, etc... an extra $20 monthly charge for "screen tethering"... that's the ticket!
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Jayshmay

May 31, 2011, 3:17 AM
"screen tethering" fancy words. Cool
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T Bone

May 31, 2011, 7:59 AM
Unless it results in increased data usage, and increased therefore puts greater strain on the network, the carrier won't care one way or the other.
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neurocutie

May 31, 2011, 2:20 PM
"Unless it results in increased data usage, and increased therefore puts greater strain on the network, the carrier won't care one way or the other."

let me reword that for you...

Unless the carriers believe there is absolutely no way to make more money off of admittedly the exact same service or data usage, the carriers WILL try every means and artificial distinctions to squeeze further payments and fees from its customers.
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