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Speakout data and android... calling all users for tips/tricks.

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gn22 wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 1:09 am
I'd considered the 2500/month text add on for my daughter when I got her a cell phone, by the 10 day mark of her first month, she'd already blown past the 2500 count, her AVERAGE texts/month is likely 5000+, and she's not at all unusual in the amount she texts among her group of friends....

$15./month for an unlimited text add on isn't competitive though, Fido has it for $10./month...
or talk and text plans from virgin is like 20 per month
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arclite wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 12:59 am
The 2500 text message addon at $10 is now retired. It has been replaced with unlimited texting at $15.

Kind of sucks. Seriously, how can someone use up 2500 text messages in a month?

Maybe unlimited mobile browsing is next :|
It does make the $30 talk, text and data plan seem a bit more attractive.
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hey guys i want to get a tablet and use the mobile browsing on the tablet. I tried to get it to work on a friends Ipad, with no sucess.

Can some post a tutorial or instructions on best way to get mobile to work on a tablet.
thanks
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arclite wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 12:59 am
The 2500 text message addon at $10 is now retired. It has been replaced with unlimited texting at $15.

Kind of sucks. Seriously, how can someone use up 2500 text messages in a month?

Maybe unlimited mobile browsing is next :|
o wow! thanks for informing... this already proves speakout doesnt offer 2 options: $10 2500 text or $15 unlimited text... so for those who THINK speakout will offer UMB and real data at the same time its probably too good to be true...
btw, can the $10 plan be grandfathered or they force u to subscribe the new plan?
its good that i use textme all the time by UMB :) MMS supported plus unlimited!

EDIT: cannot be grandfathered :( hope UMB is not next then!
Please note: the $10 Add-On for 2,500 Outgoing Text Messages will be retired and automatically deactivated on March 31, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service.
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Wait, how do I activate 4G/LTE on my Rogers Galaxy Note II?
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And my phone has to be rooted to use the auto proxy settings? And what's the iptables binary with nat support? How do I know if my phone has that? Sorry... I'm a complete noob.
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Devotion wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 1:40 pm
Wait, how do I activate 4G/LTE on my Rogers Galaxy Note II?
No LTE via SpeakOut. I've got an SII LTE and it never gets LTE, only 4G, and you don't have to "do" anything as long as your phone is set to receive all available network types.
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gn22 wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 2:10 pm
No LTE via SpeakOut. I've got an SII LTE and it never gets LTE, only 4G, and you don't have to "do" anything as long as your phone is set to receive all available network types.
Okay, I get the H+ sign, is that HSPA, 3G, 4G, or LTE?
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Devotion wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 2:24 pm
Okay, I get the H+ sign, is that HSPA, 3G, 4G, or LTE?
Likely HSPA+
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kwanyeung20 wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 1:00 pm
o wow! thanks for informing... this already proves speakout doesnt offer 2 options: $10 2500 text or $15 unlimited text... so for those who THINK speakout will offer UMB and real data at the same time its probably too good to be true...
btw, can the $10 plan be grandfathered or they force u to subscribe the new plan?
its good that i use textme all the time by UMB :) MMS supported plus unlimited!

EDIT: cannot be grandfathered :( hope UMB is not next then!
Please note: the $10 Add-On for 2,500 Outgoing Text Messages will be retired and automatically deactivated on March 31, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service.
I hope they would not change UMB this year.
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Devotion wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 2:24 pm
Okay, I get the H+ sign, is that HSPA, 3G, 4G, or LTE?
Is mine the only computer in Canada that I can highlight something, like, for instance "the H+ sign", right click that, choose "Search with Google", then get pages and pages of easily digested information ???
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gn22 wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 5:13 pm
Is mine the only computer in Canada that I can highlight something, like, for instance "the H+ sign", right click that, choose "Search with Google", then get pages and pages of easily digested information ???
There have been mixed reviews online claiming that it was either 3G Fast or 4G Bad or LTE bootleg. I didn't know which one it falls under. Since you have the special computer, would you mind telling me which one it is?
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gn22 wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 1:09 am
I'd considered the 2500/month text add on for my daughter when I got her a cell phone, by the 10 day mark of her first month, she'd already blown past the 2500 count, her AVERAGE texts/month is likely 5000+, and she's not at all unusual in the amount she texts among her group of friends....

$15./month for an unlimited text add on isn't competitive though, Fido has it for $10./month...
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:( I dunno, but don't you think that as parents we have to say something when you see numbers like this? I realize this might not be the thread for this discussion, but seriously, 5000+ texts/month and no-one thinks that some limits should be set? What if, for argument's sake, a parent at least suggested that the teen pay for this themselves? I think we're raising some of the most easily distracted future-parents ever. If I'm out in left field on this one then I guess I'll just have to be a loner.
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arclite wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2013 12:59 am
The 2500 text message addon at $10 is now retired. It has been replaced with unlimited texting at $15.

Kind of sucks. Seriously, how can someone use up 2500 text messages in a month?

Maybe unlimited mobile browsing is next :|
Would rather have the 2500 for $10 plan....per the website:

Please note: the $10 Add-On for 2,500 Outgoing Text Messages will be retired and automatically deactivated on March 31, 2013.

Going to have to make note to self to deactivate it and add a different plan:

$20 for 100 Minutes + Unlimited Text
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