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  1. yoze15's Avatar
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    Question Playbook Tethering Charges?!?!

    Ok, before I get a PlayBook on release, there is only one thing stopping me...tethering charges? I would really like to know if there are any before I prepare to get it on the launch date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoze15 View Post
    Ok, before I get a PlayBook on release, there is only one thing stopping me...tethering charges? I would really like to know if there are any before I prepare to get it on the launch date.
    No one's said anything yet, sorry.
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    if your carrier charges for tethering expect to pay the tething charge. VZW charges for it BTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsquared2 View Post
    No one's said anything yet, sorry.
    Huh, yeah I agree, very interesting question. Surprised no one has thought about that.
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    Remember it's also wifi which doesn't cost anything in most places these days, and tethering is only going to be used when you don't have wifi access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Najo View Post
    Huh, yeah I agree, very interesting question. Surprised no one has thought about that.
    Hahahah actually a bajillion (real number ) people have asked haha
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    All along, I thought one of the strong points about the PB was that you could tether it to your BB for internet access. I believed with my unlimited data plan on my phone, I would have instant PB connectivity, without any additional charges.

    Have I been wrong all along?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stubbornswiss View Post
    All along, I thought one of the strong points about the PB was that you could tether it to your BB for internet access. I believed with my unlimited data plan on my phone, I would have instant PB connectivity, without any additional charges.

    Have I been wrong all along?
    Probably..
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    yes i beleive so
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    I'm sure (or actually just hoping) the wonderful people at Tether will come to our rescue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpgui View Post
    I'm sure (or actually just hoping) the wonderful people at Tether will come to our rescue.
    Oh yeah, i'll be first in cyber line haha
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    Rumor has it Tether WILL have a PB version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    Rumor has it Tether WILL have a PB version.
    I sure hope so. The availability of a Tether app is the deciding factor for me as to whether I buy a PB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpgui View Post
    I sure hope so. The availability of a Tether app is the deciding factor for me as to whether I buy a PB.
    Since it's a deciding factor I will share this email exchange.....



    from

    Tether Support <help(at)tether.com>



    reply-to

    help(at)tether.com




    to

    XXXXXXXX@gmail.com




    date

    Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 9:32 AM



    subject

    [#PBY-875-47212]: Re: Tether Turns 2! Win a BlackBerry PlayBook & Special Pricing



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    email.tether.com



    signed-by

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    hide details Mar 11 (5 days ago)





    Images are not displayed.
    Display images below - Always display images from help@tether.com



    Tether will have a Playbook version once it has been released.
    Thanks,
    Matthew

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    Tether BlackBerry, Tether Android | Tether.com

    Follow us on Twitter: Tether.com (Tethercom) on Twitter
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    Group on LinkedIn: Tether - The Web Anywhere group | LinkedIn


    Ticket History XXXXXXXXXX@gmail.com (Client) Posted On: 10 March 2011 06:45 PM


    I'm hoping you'll have a PlayBook version!
    Rich
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    Sent from my Verizon Wireless CrackBerry





    EDIT: I XXXXed out my email, and I made tether's email difficult for spammer's to grab. BUT otherwise it's a straight copy and paste!
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    Great! Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post

    Tether will have a Playbook version once it has been released.
    Thanks,
    Matthew
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    What happened was I jokingly responded to their recent email about the playbook contest, and special price email they had sent out and said "I'm hoping you'll have a PlayBook version" I NEVER expected a response, but they treated it like a trouble ticket and sent that response, needless to say I was VERY happy!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    What happened was I jokingly responded to their recent email about the playbook contest, and special price email they had sent out and said "I'm hoping you'll have a PlayBook version" I NEVER expected a response, but they treated it like a trouble ticket and sent that response, needless to say I was VERY happy!!!!!!
    screw convertible case, tether is next on my list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsquared2 View Post
    Hahahah actually a bajillion (real number ) people have asked haha
    Hence, my sarcasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Najo View Post
    Hence, my sarcasm.
    use /sarcasm so i know haha, not so good telling from typing haha
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    Just the simple fact that the bridge and the tether are separate, belies (is that the word I want), the fact that the carriers WILL charge for tethering, at leadt most of them will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    belies (is that the word I want)
    I thought it was the right word, until I looked up the definition (to see if we were spelling it correctly): Belies | Define Belies at Dictionary.com

    Turns out it doesn't quite mean what I thought it did. I always thought it meant "indicates" or "is evidence of"... not the opposite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    Just the simple fact that the bridge and the tether are separate, substantiates (better word), the fact that the carriers WILL charge for tethering, at leadt most of them will.
    I fixed it!
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    Can tether work over Bluetooth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlb21 View Post
    Can tether work over Bluetooth?
    Yes it can.
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