Originally Posted by onefastdaddy
Currently ATT is killing me in the states. I have a 15G data plan and have blown through > 1/2 of it already this Month. My problem is me trying to read everything, emails with photo
attachments, eBay auctions uploading photos, watching YouTube vids to learn more...on land we are incredible consumers of multi-media which uses a lot of bandwidth. I hope there is some unlimited plans out there in the Caribbean
with ATT or ?
Handsets have unlimited plans, hotspots have limited plans.
I have these components:
- Unlimited AT&T iPhone
for watching videos (with HDMI connector), and which could also be used for uploading your photo's to eBay and for viewing other high volume content. This is all legitimate usage and should be within your contract
- 5GB T-Mobile Hotspot, no contract
with t-mobile. I used this to access my EC2 server, web browsing, email
, and anything else that can be done over a standard connection
- Occasional use of WiFi
at restaurants to download software
to my laptop
when I need it. If it's a good fast WiFi
without limiters, I can also download complete movies in a few hours.
- I also have a Sprint phone
, so I have services from three major providers and can switch between them as needed. Hotspot service
is available on all three of them if I need it, and none require a contract for the hotspot services.
For Reference (US based services):
Using a remote
terminal on EC2 for hours a day uses about 5GB / month, along with regular web browsing and occasional software
downloads. Using the low-bandwidth mode is not fun, but it's cheap
and the desktop
stays persistently connected to my external resources - very convenient, especially when in spotty service
After tweaking Vuze, I found I could get very fast video downloads - much faster than the standard configuration - by using the Beta algorithms. I only wish it had a country filter
I had jailbroken my iPhone
and was using it for unlimited WiFi for months, but AT&T recently sent me a letter saying they'll cut my unlimited WiFi if I keep it up, so now I use it for videos as previously described. I still have the jailbreak installed if I really get in a jam.
The T-Mobile plan is flexible and can be altered on the fly. It's technically "unlimited" as it will supposedly go to the Edge network with unlimited access after you run out of high-speed bandwidth. If you can make Edge work, you can get continuous access real, real cheap
I've never SEEN it go to Edge (except when 4G was not available), but that's what they say.