[Nottingham] HTC One S
nlug at lists.grepular.com
Tue Nov 20 14:55:31 UTC 2012
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On 20/11/12 13:43, Jason Irwin wrote:
>> Either way if you really want tethering then it's reasonable to
>> expect to pay a bit more for it...
> Data is data, there's often a usage cap/fair use policy. But if
> one agrees to a contract that says "Thou shalt not tether"...
Personally, I'm happy with phone companies setting a data cap (for
now), as not doing so would be impractical. However, I'm not happy
with them telling us what we can and can't do with that allowance, and
I'm not happy with them inspecting our traffic to make sure we're
obeying their rules. In the same way that I wouldn't be happy with a
PC or OS vendor telling me what software I'm allowed to run on my
device. Internet access should be free from these sorts of
restrictions. It's called network neutrality.
I'm going to use my 500MB monthly allowance however I see fit.
Getting back to Linux, I have an Ericsson F5521gw Mini PCI Express 3G
card in my Debian laptop which also contains a SIM which is not
allowed for tethering. I wonder if sticking a SIM directly in a laptop
counts as tethering ;)
Mike Cardwell https://grepular.com/ http://cardwellit.com/
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