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AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that usedata) on their 4G LTE phones.

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by SMS, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. SMS

    SMS Guest

    "Data sessions may be conducted only for the following purposes: (i)
    Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access."

    <http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/15/8805266-why-fine-print-might-ground-your-high-flying-4g-cellphone-service>
     



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  2. tlvp

    tlvp Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:48:16 -0800, SMS wrote:

    > "Data sessions may be conducted only for the following purposes: (i)
    > Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access."
    >
    > <http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/15/8805266-why-fine-print-might-ground-your-high-flying-4g-cellphone-service>


    Amusingly enough, a Sprint ad opening up in the upper RH quadrant
    of the msnbc page bearing this article shouts, in 16px or larger italics,

    Now, truly Unlimited data for your iPhone*

    with a 6px footnote:

    Restrictions apply

    Ya don't say :) . Cheers, -- tlvp
    --
    Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
     
  3. SMS

    SMS Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps thatuse data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    On 11/15/2011 11:10 AM, tlvp wrote:
    > On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:48:16 -0800, SMS wrote:
    >
    >> "Data sessions may be conducted only for the following purposes: (i)
    >> Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access."
    >>
    >> <http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/15/8805266-why-fine-print-might-ground-your-high-flying-4g-cellphone-service>

    >
    > Amusingly enough, a Sprint ad opening up in the upper RH quadrant
    > of the msnbc page bearing this article shouts, in 16px or larger italics,


    That's what I get for blocking ads by modifying my Windows Hosts file. I
    don't see any of the ads embedded on web sites. I just see the word
    "advertisement" but no actual advertisement.

    <http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm>
     
  4. tlvp

    tlvp Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:41:40 -0800, SMS wrote:

    > On 11/15/2011 11:10 AM, tlvp wrote:
    >> On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:48:16 -0800, SMS wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Data sessions may be conducted only for the following purposes: (i)
    >>> Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access."
    >>>
    >>> <http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/15/8805266-why-fine-print-might-ground-your-high-flying-4g-cellphone-service>

    >>
    >> Amusingly enough, a Sprint ad opening up in the upper RH quadrant
    >> of the msnbc page bearing this article shouts, in 16px or larger italics,

    >
    > That's what I get for blocking ads by modifying my Windows Hosts file. I
    > don't see any of the ads embedded on web sites. I just see the word
    > "advertisement" but no actual advertisement.
    >
    > <http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm>


    I use a nice rich HOSTS file, myself, but its effectiveness is a function
    of how often -- and from what source -- you keep it maintained. Mine may
    not be quite up-top-date with the latest msnbc ad feeder domains.

    Cheers, -- tlvp
    --
    Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
     
  5. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps thatuse data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    meh wrote on [Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:03:51 -0800]:
    > On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:48:16 -0800, SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>"Data sessions may be conducted only for the following purposes: (i)
    >>Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access."
    >>
    >><http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/15/8805266-why-fine-print-might-ground-your-high-flying-4g-cellphone-service>

    >
    > If you want a CONTINUOUS high-speed internet connection, stay with cable.


    Assuming you don't want to stream too much or use online backup or anything
    that uses much data.
     
  6. NotMe

    NotMe Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    "meh"


    > Cellphones were NEVER DESIGNED to be a replacement for landlines,
    > but they have been promoted to that purpose, and now they are being
    > moved AWAY from that due to congestion and higher bandwidth costs.
    >


    Want to bet? In some countries that's all that's available.
     
  7. DevilsPGD

    DevilsPGD Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    In message <ec66c79v0rv1j3hctr59f4r1n4gdavijgk@4ax.com> someone claiming
    to be meh <me@privacy.net> typed:

    >Cellphones were NEVER DESIGNED to be a replacement for landlines,
    >but they have been promoted to that purpose, and now they are being
    >moved AWAY from that due to congestion and higher bandwidth costs.


    Lots of things in life were "never designed" for how they're actually
    used. Such is life.

    --
    It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to
    steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
     
  8. Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:05:42 -0600, "NotMe" <me@privacy.net> wrote:

    >"meh"
    >
    >
    >> Cellphones were NEVER DESIGNED to be a replacement for landlines,
    >> but they have been promoted to that purpose, and now they are being
    >> moved AWAY from that due to congestion and higher bandwidth costs.
    >>

    >
    >Want to bet? In some countries that's all that's available.
    >


    And that's because they don't have the network of copper/fiber optic
    cable that developed countries have, and which were developed before
    there was any wireless. This system is still far more robust than
    cellular.
     
  9. bj

    bj Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    wrote in message news:v7r9c7p27hpdn8jr0qg98s3b4bodi2qfk3@4ax.com...

    On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:05:42 -0600, "NotMe" <me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >> Cellphones were NEVER DESIGNED to be a replacement for landlines,
    >> but they have been promoted to that purpose, and now they are being
    >> moved AWAY from that due to congestion and higher bandwidth costs.
    >>

    >
    >Want to bet? In some countries that's all that's available.
    >


    And that's because they don't have the network of copper/fiber optic
    cable that developed countries have, and which were developed before
    there was any wireless. This system is still far more robust than
    cellular.
    ==============================================

    30-40 years ago when I was travelling in (Northern) Europe people were
    envious of how fast you could get a new phone installed here compared to
    their wait-times.

    Then they couldn't understand why we (the courts, anyway) broke up what was
    then the envy of many as far as phone systems went.
    bj
     
  10. GV

    GV Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    "bj" <bjones44@bellatlantic.net> wrote in message
    news:-YednXaScORxw1jTnZ2dnUVZ_oudnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > wrote in message news:v7r9c7p27hpdn8jr0qg98s3b4bodi2qfk3@4ax.com...
    >
    > On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 22:05:42 -0600, "NotMe" <me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >>> Cellphones were NEVER DESIGNED to be a replacement for landlines,
    >>> but they have been promoted to that purpose, and now they are being
    >>> moved AWAY from that due to congestion and higher bandwidth costs.
    >>>

    >>
    >>Want to bet? In some countries that's all that's available.
    >>

    >
    > And that's because they don't have the network of copper/fiber optic
    > cable that developed countries have, and which were developed before
    > there was any wireless. This system is still far more robust than
    > cellular.
    > ==============================================
    >
    > 30-40 years ago when I was travelling in (Northern) Europe people were
    > envious of how fast you could get a new phone installed here compared to
    > their wait-times.
    >
    > Then they couldn't understand why we (the courts, anyway) broke up what
    > was then the envy of many as far as phone systems went.
    > bj

    And now the people that I know from Sweden come here for a visit are amazed
    at how far behind the U.S. cell phone system seems to be compared to what
    they have at home. Also, they can't believe that I can't get wired
    high-speed internet access where I live here in the U.S. They tell me that
    virtually their whole country is wired for broadband.

    My, how things have changed in 30 - 40 years.

    Gary
    Central Illinois USA
    Visit our website and do the jigsaw puzzle at
    www.under-1-roof.com/PuzzlePage.html
     
  11. SMS

    SMS Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps thatuse data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    On 11/17/2011 12:15 PM, GV wrote:

    > And now the people that I know from Sweden come here for a visit are amazed
    > at how far behind the U.S. cell phone system seems to be compared to what
    > they have at home. Also, they can't believe that I can't get wired
    > high-speed internet access where I live here in the U.S. They tell me that
    > virtually their whole country is wired for broadband.
    >
    > My, how things have changed in 30 - 40 years.


    The U.S. has stopped investing in infrastructure. Taxes are the lowest
    they've been in 50 years. The majority of Americans apparently are fine
    with having the U.S. turn into a third world country in terms of
    transportation, communications, education, and health care.

    One colleague of mine from Germany had a friend from Switzerland come to
    visit him (in Silicon Valley). He took him to the train station so he
    could go up to San Francisco. The friend came back that night and said
    he loved the experience of the 19th century trains.
     
  12. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    In article <rd8bc7l260ikropeep0nsnu9ursqhdk0ju@4ax.com>, meh says...

    > one COUNTY in the US
    > is as large as 3 COUNTRIES in Europe!


    I doubt one COUNTY is as large as three COUNTRIES.

    I live in San Bernardino County, CA. Second-largest county (by
    geographical area) in the US, largest in the lower 48.

    Next door to SBD County is Los Angeles County, home to the second-
    largest US city (by population).

    I doubt that either SBD County or Los Angeles County is larger than
    three European countries put together.



    --
    Steve Sobol - Programming/WebDev/IT Support
    sjsobol@JustThe.net
     
  13. XS11E

    XS11E Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:

    > In article <rd8bc7l260ikropeep0nsnu9ursqhdk0ju@4ax.com>, meh says...
    >
    >> one COUNTY in the US is as large as 3 COUNTRIES in Europe!

    >
    > I doubt one COUNTY is as large as three COUNTRIES.
    >
    > I live in San Bernardino County, CA. Second-largest county (by
    > geographical area) in the US, largest in the lower 48.
    >
    > Next door to SBD County is Los Angeles County, home to the second-
    > largest US city (by population).
    >
    > I doubt that either SBD County or Los Angeles County is larger than
    > three European countries put together.


    San Bernadino County has an of 20,105 square miles.

    Monaco has an area of 0.7 square miles

    San Marino has an area of 24 square miles

    Liechtenstein's area is 62 square miles

    That's 3, still 20,018 left over....

    Let's subtract Andorra's 180 square miles and Switzerland's 940 square
    miles and we still have 18,898 square miles left over, give up yet?




    --
    XS11E, Killing all posts from Google Groups
    The Usenet Improvement Project:
    http://twovoyagers.com/improve-usenet.org/
     
  14. XS11E

    XS11E Guest

  15. tlvp

    tlvp Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:18:10 -0800, Steve Sobol wrote:

    > In article <rd8bc7l260ikropeep0nsnu9ursqhdk0ju@4ax.com>, meh says...
    >
    >> one COUNTY in the US
    >> is as large as 3 COUNTRIES in Europe!

    >
    > I doubt one COUNTY is as large as three COUNTRIES.
    >
    > I live in San Bernardino County, CA. Second-largest county (by
    > geographical area) in the US, largest in the lower 48.
    >
    > Next door to SBD County is Los Angeles County, home to the second-
    > largest US city (by population).
    >
    > I doubt that either SBD County or Los Angeles County is larger than
    > three European countries put together.


    Try San Marino, Liechtenstein, and Monaco -- I suspect SBD or LA county
    might exceed those three in total land mass :) (but no, I haven't tried
    googling for the relevant facts; I'll leave that to those interested).

    Cheers, -- tlvp
    --
    Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
     
  16. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps thatuse data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    meh wrote on [Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:46:26 -0800]:
    > On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:18:10 -0800, Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    > The United States is more than 3 times the size of the
    > ENTIRE European Union.



    I see what you did there
    3,794,101 is not as large as 3,930,000 though.
    And Europe is more than just the EU
     
  17. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    In article <8kkbc7dc8g7fm6ca18427uu0nuq632l8j9@4ax.com>, meh says...
    >
    > On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:18:10 -0800, Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    > >In article <rd8bc7l260ikropeep0nsnu9ursqhdk0ju@4ax.com>, meh says...
    > >
    > >> one COUNTY in the US
    > >> is as large as 3 COUNTRIES in Europe!

    > >
    > >I doubt one COUNTY is as large as three COUNTRIES.

    >
    > Well, you're WRONG!
    >
    > Luxembourg, Malta, and Cyprus are, together, smaller than Imperial County!


    Crap, really? Imperial County isn't that large.

    > Make it Belgium and those 3, and San Berdoo is LARGER than all 4

    together
    > 52k skm vs 42K!


    Alright. You win ;)


    --
    Steve Sobol - Programming/WebDev/IT Support
    sjsobol@JustThe.net
     
  18. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    In article <Xns9FA0D41B4AB5Bxs11eyahoocom@127.0.0.1>, XS11E says...

    > Let's subtract Andorra's 180 square miles and Switzerland's 940 square
    > miles and we still have 18,898 square miles left over, give up yet?


    Yeah, yeah, already did; see my reply to the other guy


    --
    Steve Sobol - Programming/WebDev/IT Support
    sjsobol@JustThe.net
     
  19. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps thatuse data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    XS11E wrote on [Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:51:03 -0700]:
    > Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote:
    >
    >> In article <rd8bc7l260ikropeep0nsnu9ursqhdk0ju@4ax.com>, meh says...
    >>
    >>> one COUNTY in the US is as large as 3 COUNTRIES in Europe!

    >>
    >> I doubt one COUNTY is as large as three COUNTRIES.
    >>
    >> I live in San Bernardino County, CA. Second-largest county (by
    >> geographical area) in the US, largest in the lower 48.
    >>
    >> Next door to SBD County is Los Angeles County, home to the second-
    >> largest US city (by population).
    >>
    >> I doubt that either SBD County or Los Angeles County is larger than
    >> three European countries put together.

    >
    > San Bernadino County has an of 20,105 square miles.


    You have big counties out there. We fit 92 counties into 35,826 sq miles
     
  20. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    Re: AT&T forbids streaming audio or video, VOIP (or other apps that use data) on their 4G LTE phones.

    In article <ja50br$9ic$1@dont-email.me>, Justin says...


    > You have big counties out there. We fit 92 counties into 35,826 sq miles


    San Bernardino County is abnormally large, and as much of it consists of
    the 99%-empty Mojave National Preserve, a ginormous portion of it is
    unpopulated.

    Los Angeles County is much smaller, as are most other California
    counties.


    --
    Steve Sobol - Programming/WebDev/IT Support
    sjsobol@JustThe.net
     

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