Originally Posted by tetranz
Its not exactly crime of the century but I find that it does present a bit of a moral dilemma when looking at these hotspot plans which are relatively expensive and limited when there is a cheap but not quite honest alternative...
Kind of like the carriers selling "unlimited" data plans then throttling your connection after only 50GB or so, making it so slow you can't hardly send an email... I count that as a "moral dilemma" too that they are responsible for. To be fair, for "phone data" most have started to back off on the throttling.
What these people are doing is using their "unlimited" plan as "phone data" instead of "tether data", which puts it under the "unlimited" part of their plan.
Before net neutrality was thrown out by massive corporate lobbying, they weren't allowed to segregate data and throttle data based on type and what it was used for, unlimited was unlimited, wether you watched YouTube on your phone, or watched it on your tablet tethered to your phone.
Now if you use your tablet or laptop tethered to your phone, that data is limited, but do the same on your phone and it is not.
Want to stream movies for weeks on end without violating any terms if service? Connect your phone directly to your TV (get am HDMI dongle) and stream away. in fact they tell you it's OK. But for some reason do the same with a tethered device and the rules change.