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Old January 31st, 2011, 04:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My friend doesn't even have internet at home so he only uses his Mesmerize as a hot spot when he needs internet. He never breaks his 5 gb cap and has never been charged for it. I still have high speed dsl at home, and I don't plan to drop it. But I have used the hot spot feature on my mesmerize a few times when I've been out somewhere with my laptop or kindle. I think using the word "fraud" sounds a bit harsh. Even if they catch you tethering, they are not going to drop you as a customer, that makes no business sense. They would just charge you for your usage. But my friend also spoke to USC and they said they had no way to know how you used your internet, so as long as you weren't breaking the 5gb cap you were fine. I'm sure it could change in the future, but if they cared that much they would keep the feature disabled until you activated tethering through them.
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