Originally Posted by Crashdamage
You were talking "paltry" storage and more or less accusing T-Mobile and/or HTC of being "cheap" and "cheesy" without knowing the facts, so no, I didn't really think it was harsh.
You are incorrect. I asked: "Can anybody explain this, or did T-Mobile go on the cheap with HTC and contract some RUBY models with cheesy, tiny internal memory?"
That isn't an accusation, that is a legitimate question and it's either one or the other. You have given an explanation that answers the question.
EDIT- (soapbox out) I will say that "cheap" and "cheesy" are two adjectives that define how I feel about T-Mobile's new hotspot tethering fee with ICS. I won't make any bones about that whatsoever. What they have done is likened to leasing you a building (a certain defined size) with two doors. Last week, using both doors to access that room is okay. Now they want to charge you extra for using the second door to the same room you have leased.
That's BS, quite frankly. You still have your monthly allocation. Nothing else has changed.
Meanwhile, these USA carriers like T-Mobile keep adding customers to an infrastructure that isn't keeping up with the technology; and more accurately, can't handle the demand on the system of these increased customers and new technologies. Customers being driven by corporations to "cloud computing" only to find their bandwidth is either inadequate or curtailed. The carriers don't want to spend the money to expand and service their clients correctly with the devices and services that need said bandwidth; but they make no bones for cutting data allocations @60% of what was available months ago, and meanwhile charging the client far more for it.
And I'm speaking as a 50-something man who does simple net tasks. Surfing, email, etc. I'm not a gamer, nor do I stream movies etc over the internet. I can max out my 5GB allocation in less than 30 days just by surfing real estate & auto listings and such. Then I get throttled-back to 3G. LOL. Okay I can wait my turn, but that's not my point.
Then there is the other monthly "greed-fee" T-Mobile is now charging customers if they want to access other WI-FI Hotspots while at Starbucks, the mall. all for the paltry $9.95 a month... Pfft. absolute ripoff.
While having my MT4G running GB 2.3.5, I used both functions without any extra charges, AND THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY for these. This is a ripoff.