SP's and v4 block assignments

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Mar 19 10:35:03 CDT 2011

On Mar 18, 2011, at 4:03 PM, TR Shaw wrote:

> On Mar 18, 2011, at 6:49 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> On Mar 18, 2011, at 2:11 PM, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
>>>> This is not uncommon practice. I agree with you that it's undesirable, but, it's not uncommon
>>>> among the access networks.
>>> I guess it's ok to expect a small fee when your consumer grade internet connection gets a static IP. Given that many large ISPs force you to get  a business account if you want a static IP, and a higher price.
>> I think both practices are relatively despicable, but, widespread enough that perhaps I am in the minority.
>> Hopefully this will get better in IPv6.
> Owen,
> I doubt it will get better. Lots are into nickle and dime'ing for everyone to get an extra buck. Look at wireless, they charge for x Mega/giga bits per month from your hand help device (phone). Oh you want to tether, that will be more? Say what? Bits are bits but somehow tethered bits are different. Oh, its cause we can pretend and charge more for them....
> Tom

Well... Let's see:

Verizon: $20/month for unlimited data service on iPhone 4 (without tethering)
AT&T: $29.95/month for unlimited data service on my iPad
SPRINT: 4G Unlimited Everything plan: $127.45/month (all taxes, fees, handset insurance, etc. included) (3G $10/month less)
Metro: $40/month for unlimited talk/text/web

Where's the $/mbytes/month in those prices?

Yes, they are now trying to charge more for tethering.

I think the additional charges for tethering are because tethered tends to use significantly more
bandwidth on average than non-tethered. I agree that charging for tethering is also somewhat
despicable and I haven't added tethering to my plan for that reason.

Rumor has it that there is now a tethering app. out for Droid that will bypass the $/tethering
issue. I haven't tried it yet.


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