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  1. #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by bclinger View Post
    My reading indicates it is related to tethering - not surfing on the device itself. Now June Fabrics needs to say something about PDANet.
    I agree....

    Guess it depends on if sprint KNOWS you are tethering with your device using pdanet.

    I use pdanet, but only use maybe one, two, or three times a month. Sometimes I don't use it for an entire month or two.

    I can't see ever getting close to 5 GB, so no biggie....

    Can't say I agree that june fabrics needs to say anything... if I were them, I'd keep the status quo and tell people to use at your own risk. If you are currently going over 5 GB with pdanet, you should be paying sprint for a plan anyway.... that is my opinion.
    Last edited by theog; 05/29/2008 at 11:20 PM.
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  2. #22  
    Actually 434,541KB is ALMOST a half Gigabyte... Don't know how you figured that was 3.6GB... Depending on whos counting 5,000,000kb is 5gigabytes.


    Doesn't seem like a good idea for them to cap anything since they advertise their everything plan as the "truly everything unlimited" plan...

    The mobile providers want us to use them instead of wired ISPs so I would think it would be a bad thing for them to do this. It would make more sense for them to do as others have done and throttle P2P usage and such. Technically if they do this you should be able to get out of your contract. When I signed up I signed up for unlimited access. Changes to your contract like this generally don't go into effect until you change a contract. I know people who are still on their contract from 10 years ago.. As long as they don't change the contract they have they keep the plan they had. So no new phone or changes. Once you change your plan then changes such as this can go into effect.

    I also asked my local Sprint store about the 800w and they had no clue. When I told them it was supposed to drop at the end of July they said that made sense since Sprint is coming out with a slew of new phones at the end of July. But he didn't know WHAT phones...

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  3. #23  
    rulk,

    Thanks for clarifying that 434,541kb is "not" 3.6gb - freaked me out there for a moment.
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  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by rulk View Post
    Actually 434,541KB is ALMOST a half Gigabyte... Don't know how you figured that was 3.6GB... Depending on whos counting 5,000,000kb is 5gigabytes.
    You ruin the fun.... lol
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  5. #25  
    That number isn't kilobytes...its gigabytes. You're getting a HUGE bill this month.

    :P

    On a more serious note, I wonder what they're going to do about the people using PDANet to bypass this cap.
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  6. #26  
    Thanks alot guys - you are a funny bunch!

    For that you get one of these
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  7. #27  
    Quote Originally Posted by MouseGlider View Post
    Thanks alot guys - you are a funny bunch!

    For that you get one of these
    MG,

    for the record, I did make a mistake.... looks like I put an extra "0" on your data (or extra number someplace)... that is how I ended up with 3.6 GB.

    I'd never intentionally put out false data like that without it being completely obvious.

    Everyone makes mistakes.... lol
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  8. #28  
    June Fabrics states that the 5gb limit also includes PDANet.
  9. #29  
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    kilobytes (KB)

    You have used 3.6 GB of data....

    .
    Okay theog, I have to ask. Is GB gigabytes or gigabits? According to this site, you're considering it gigabits. The amount of KB used is actually not even a half gigabyte, but 3.3 gigabits. I always thought GB was gigabytes. Anyone know? Here's the site to put in the KB and see what it translates out to:

    http://www.matisse.net/bitcalc/?inpu...otation=legacy
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  10. #30  
    He just did some calculations wrong. GB stands for gigabytes. I believe Gb is gigabits.
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  11. #31  
    Quote Originally Posted by RickMG View Post
    Okay theog, I have to ask. Is GB gigabytes or gigabits? According to this site, you're considering it gigabits. The amount of KB used is actually not even a half gigabyte, but 3.3 gigabits. I always thought GB was gigabytes. Anyone know? Here's the site to put in the KB and see what it translates out to:

    http://www.matisse.net/bitcalc/?inpu...otation=legacy
    As I explained above... I placed an extra "0" in the calculation (or an extra number someplace) and it kicked it out to GB. Looking at it again, it could be that I looked at the wrong number... looked at Gb instead of GB.... either way, as I've already stated, I was wrong in the post....

    Since I made the mistake, let me attempt to clear it up for those who don't want to research this on their own.... or at least explain how I determined the calculations.


    Data Usage: Unless we specifically tell you otherwise, data usage is measured in bytes, kilobytes and megabytes - not in minutes/time. 1024 bytes equals 1 kilobyte ("KB"), and 1024 KB equals 1 megabyte. Bytes are rounded up to kilobytes, so you will be charged at least 1 KB for each data usage session ("data session"). Rounding occurs at the end of each data session, and sometimes during a data session. Depending on your data Services, usage may be charged against an allowance or on a fixed price per KB. If you are charged on a fixed price per KB, any fractional cents will be rounded up to the next cent. You are charged for all data directed to your Device's internet address, including data sessions you did not initiate and for incomplete transfers. As long as your Device is connected to our data network, you may incur data charges. Examples of data you will be charged for includes the size of a requested file or Data Content (game, ringer, etc.), web page graphics (logos, pictures, banners, advertisement, etc.), additional data used in accessing, transporting and routing the file on our network, data from partial or interrupted downloads, re-sent data, and data associated with unsuccessful attempts to reach websites or use applications. These data charges are in addition to any charges for the Data Content itself (game, ringer, etc.). Data used and charged to you will vary widely, even between identical actions or data sessions. Estimates of data usage - for example, the size of downloadable files - are not reliable predictors of actual usage. Your bill won't separately list the number of KB attributed to a specific action/data session.
    http://search.sprint.com/inquiraapp/...es#__highlight



    A kilobyte (derived from the SI prefix kilo-, meaning 1,000) is a unit of information or computer storage equal to either 1,024 bytes (210) or 1,000 bytes (103), depending on context.

    It is abbreviated in a number of ways: kB, KB, K and Kbyte.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilobyte

    Not the calculator I used, but it is similar. The one I used is top-secret and not available for general use.

    http://www.easycalculation.com/bandwidth-calculator.php


    Having all that, I plugged my own data usage and compared the numbers. Issue is that sprint does not have KB, Kb, GB, or anything else on their online data usage monitor so customers (you and I) don't know exactly what is being reported.

    If you are asking the difference between kb and KB I'll tell you to use google.... wikipedia has some nice info as well... in a nutshell, one measures storage, one transfer.
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  12. #32  
    Monthly usage for Sprint broadband card taps at 5GB per month at $59.99? I thought it was unlimited...
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    There's no such thing as unlimited anymore...
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    #34  
    I regularly use over 5GB so we'll have to see if I ever get charged. I say that I never have and never will.
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  15. #35  
    kilo
    mega
    giga

    each 3 decimal point increment...i just saw the half gig also... you guys are funny..

    8 bits = 1 byte
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  16. #36  
    For broadband card Internet service, have a few follow-up questions:

    +Is Sprint the only game in town for broadband cards and rates? Would AT&T Wireless be any better?

    + Like a phone line, could you add on an additional user for Sprint's broadband service--use the same line, but two different broadband cards--essentially splitting the cost between two people?

    + Any other alternatives?
  17. #37  
    AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint all have broadband cards. T-Mobile may, too, but I'm not sure. I believe AT&T would be more expensive, but they may be similar. Coverage might be a little better with AT&T, although I don't think their HSPDA deployment is as widespread as EVDO on Sprint.

    I'm pretty sure each broadband card is the same price. I have not heard of an add-a-line option for the broadband cards.

    You could get a Samsung phone and just disable the NAI and tether it to your laptop, rather than getting a broadband card. This is actually a violation of the terms of your contract, though. *Disclaimer: I don't condone this activity.*
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