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modgnik
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Joined: 03 Nov 2006
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Location: S. Africa

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:25 am    Post subject: Re: Rapacious Reply with quote

Your reaction is quite understandable after being ripped off like that by your greedy and shortsighted Telco. I was also screwed for $500 the first time I ventured onto the net via a phone. I was so incensed I researched and discovered Voip. Now I browse the net via Edge GPRS @ euro 0.05c/mb, send worldwide sms for 0.01c, call over 50 countries' landlines from S Africa for 0.08c/min (in the UK it's 0.05c and USA/Canada it's the cost of an incoming call). This can be done via any GPRS capable phone with Java and on PAYG!
The upshot of all this is my Telco bills are now greatly reduced.
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SteveHoward999
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Joined: 31 Dec 2005
Posts: 85

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chucky.egg wrote:
Don't forget that in the UK we've only very recently got access to unmetered data services (and even now only from one supplier - T-Mobile).

The other networks still charge comparatively high charges:
Vodafone = 120Mb for 8/month ($12+ I think)
Orange = 30Mb for 8/month


Dollar/pound conversion is near-as-dammit 2 to 1, so $16 for 120 Mb.

Are you sure unmetered is so new? I left the UK 3 years ago, and I'm sure I was using unmetered GPRS from T-Mobile for a couple of years before then .... My memory could be failing me though Smile
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SteveHoward999
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: Rapacious Reply with quote

midtoad wrote:
Internet access by cellphone is just not worth it. Browsing internet sites with a PDA screen is an exercise in frustration and inconvenience (I expect that even on the iPhone it'll get tiring once the novelty of flicking your fingers to zoom in on tiny little text wears off). Typing up this reply would be laborious. And the carriers are rapacious in their rates.


On a VGA PDA web surfing is fine. The extra screen size makes a huge difference.

My Nokia E62 has the Nokia Web Browser and it is waaaay better to use than any PocketPC browser version I've used so far. My only complaint is the relatively slow download time on mobile devices. The convenience is way worth it. My laptop is way too big to carry all the time Smile
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snowman5373
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Joined: 07 Dec 2006
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Location: Rochester, NY

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main reason I purchased my T-Mobile Dash is so that I can surf the net. Work is very slow and the company I work for has all the good sites blocked. If the new IE did not have so many memory leaks it would be great. I currently use the Opera beta 8.65 (?) and that works great. I just pay for the Edge service, this way anywhere at anytime I can surf the net or text. Believe it or not this has come in very useful at times. If Tmobile does not upgrade in the next year to at least 3G then I will be switching to Cingular.
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