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    1. rasmith3530
      Read the messages from bottom to top. That is the order in which they were originally written. You will notice the earliest timestamps on the first messages.
    2. rasmith3530
      When I started my service with US Cellular(then PrimeCo in my area) back in 1997, I was on a Local pre-paid price plan. If I ventured too far into Wisconsin, I started paying for roaming. Over the years, I have changed my price plan to be in line with my use. I guess that I would advise the same for you. You might find that upgrading your price plan and features won't increase your costs all that much, especially if you are getting hit for any sizable roaming charges. Plus, you'd have the peace of mind (on a national plan) that you can use your phone anywhere you travel in the US. Oh yes, I forgot to mention national 3G data. That is new and one of the reasons for the increased data price as well.

      Hope this answers some of your questions.
    3. rasmith3530
      As for your plan, if you are on an old Wide Area price plan, you are getting what you agreed to back when you took out the plan. US Cellular has not forced you to change your plan. That said, you are getting what you agreed to (back in the 1990s) and what you are paying for. The old Wide Area plans are affected by roaming, and the new maps don't reflect the old plans. You can get a map for your plan at a US Cellular store. US Cellular has upgraded their offerings to be more in line with today's mobile phone usage. Why isn't your plan updated? Because you haven't upgraded to one of the new plans that offer greater coverage would be my guess.
    4. rasmith3530
      Would you like it if loading a web page took three minutes because US Cellular didn't have the network capacity to handle all the data requests? I doubt that you would. It costs a lot of money to crank up the network to handle the increased usage, hence the increase in the data plan cost. YND is just thrown in as a bonus. It works far better than Google Maps, and is powered by Telenav, and if you were to purchase this app/service from Telenav's site, you'd be paying $10 per month. As I said though, that is thrown in as an extra. The cost increase is related to US Cellular's increases in costs to provide service.
    5. rasmith3530
      The recent increase in the price of smartphone data plans is related to what is happening in the industry. This is not 2005, it is almost 2011. US Cellular could have gone the route which AT&T recently took, offering 200MB for $15, or 2GB for $25. Remember, the more data used, the greater the cost to the provider. In the past, smartphones were mostly used by business customers for communications purposes. The current explosion in use by consumers uses far more data, and therefore far more resources. To keep up with this, providers are having to rebuild their networks for the increased capacity.
    6. rasmith3530
      I am having to do this as several messages because of forum regulations..
    7. rasmith3530
      I'm answering your questions as a private message because it was inappropriate for you to hijack the thread on rooting.

      Tethering is not disabled on the Acclaim. If you go into Settings > Wireless and Networks and tap on Dial Up Networking, the phone will be placed into tethering mode. You will also have to download a driver for your Windows PC off the US Cellular website. This allows Windows to see the phone (in DUN mode) as a USB modem. As I said, tethering is not disabled on the Acclaim. That said, it is regulated at the switch. Unless you have purchased the appropriate tethering service, you will be blocked at the switch. Why? Typically, tethering uses gobs more data than what is normally used through the phone itself. Since more resources are being used, a higher charge is being requested.
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