I have Fido here in Ontario, and since the iPhone came around their data plans have gotten very reasonable. My entire bill is about $50 and I can go up to 500 megs without overage charges, and up to 5 gigs before the charges start getting punitive. ($15 plan plus 'flexible data rate' option)
Seemed too good to be true so for the first month I used like 100k and then read my bill carefully
No problem though.
Apparently if I go near enough to the border to be internationally roaming, though, I'll be in for some serious charges... so I'll have to remember to turn GPRS off when I go to Niagra Falls.
On Monday 16 March 2009 17:20:11 you wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 5:46 PM, wireless <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Another point. Will I be able to hook the OpenMoko phone
> > to a laptop for wireless internet access for the laptop too?
> > (hopefully via usb connector)
> Yes - whether or not your mobile plan comes with a data package is
> another story. In Canada, at least, 'tethering' ones phone via USB is
> very, very expensive.
> Most providers also differentiate whether or not the data is being
> requested via mobile web browser, through a proxy for email, or via
> gprs, etc, as is the case when tethering.
> Before you commit to a data plan, make sure that you determine whether
> or not 'tethering' is included in that data plan - it likely is not
> and you will be encounter a ginormous bill at the end of the month if
> you're not safe.