I can't as my networks SSID is not broadcast and is hidden and Android still does not know how to deal with this! So no I can not use WIFI.
A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
Only the Skilled Survive
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
1. Never be unarmed.
2. See Rule #1
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#1 Even if it is legal for Verison to change existing customers contracts it would NOT be good business, so I doubt they will.
#2 Sprint will do the same I'm sure, however this is a great opportunity for them to make a statement and say we stand alone. I know I would join.
#3 Me and many others don't have access to WiFi, the whole reason I bought my Droid is because I live in the middle of nowhere so dial-up is my only option. No satalite internet doesn't count, it way too expensive and not fast enough anyway.
Maybe the new models of netbook will have phone capability and cut back to one unit to carry. Sorry, a bit of sarcasm. I just checked my data useage online and I have use less than 400 mbytes this month and have averaged less than 600 for the past 9 months. I don't do streaming but I do a lot of surfing and emailing.
I think in the overall grand scheme of things, tiered pricing is good for most, but i think that it has to offer a unlimited option. For most people yes, they may only use 1GB or less of data and should be charged for that only, but for those who use it for alot of different things, i do believe they should offer an alternative. Whether that be an extra 10$ a month for truly unlimited data or not. I do understand where verizon is coming from with people abusing their networks, using it for things it probably shouldn't be.
I think if people want to tether their device to their computer and want to use their computer to watch youtube videos, and look at email, and stuff like that, they should be allowed to, reason being... because you can do it on your phone. But when you start doing alot of things that aren't abilities on your phone, i start to agree with verizon.
The problem that verizon and the other companies with tiered data is going to be when newer devices come out. I mean i can already easily go over 5GB with the current plan, and that's doing stuff that is allowed. Listening to webcasts, watching youtube videos, coming on DF, getting email (private and corporate). But when you start adding in things like blockbuster, and all these other people that are trying to target people on smart phones, they've effectively cut these people off because most people aren't going to want to pay for their internet on their phone and have it sky high and then worry about paying for their normal internet.
Resistance is futile.
On 11/16/2009 DroidNet Became Aware
Look, the only activity we're talking about here is watching live video and playing video games. You simply cannot use a large number of gigabytes per month with email, messaging, web browsing, or even streaming audio. And if you are, you should either pay for it or find something else to do in your life...like sleeping and communicating in real time with a real person sitting next to you.
Curmudgeon Member of Rescue Squad
Wow, tiered data was one of the reasons I left AT&T for Verizon a couple weeks ago. Luckily I am on the unlimited plan. However, if they attempt to force me to change my contract, they're going to get a **** storm outta me. They can't force me to change my contract. Thats the point of a contract. I have 2 years with them and have no intention of changing my data plan. If anything, they should offer the $29.99 unlimited plan but also cheaper plans that have limits. Some people don't use much and shouldn't have to pay for unlimited. But I for one do use a lot of data.