[ale] AT&T is evil

Ron Frazier atllinuxenthinfo at c3energy.com
Thu Feb 3 22:15:40 EST 2011

Yes AT&T is evil. I haven't been following this thread in detail. I just 
wanted to point out two things. I have a fairly new wireless N router 
from Netgear. This has a metering app built in that tracks the traffic 
going to and from the ISP from the devices in my house, wireless or 
wired. Therefore, I can track my usage if desired. Of course, that 
doesn't help with phones, etc. Leo Laporte (podcaster) got seriously 
burned by AT&T after going on a trip, even while scrupulously limiting 
his roaming, and prearranging the roaming. He shut off the phone after 
THEIR app said he was at his limit. I think they billed him over $1000, 
and he had to pay $700 or something, which was entirely bogus.


On 02/03/2011 08:46 PM, Geoffrey Myers wrote:
> Jerald Sheets wrote:
>> On Feb 2, 2011, at 4:46 PM, Geoffrey Myers wrote:
>>> Jerald Sheets wrote:
>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>> Umm....   actually....  there is.
>>> And the name of it is?
>> The AT&T myWireless app.
>> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/at-t-mywireless-mobile/id309172177?mt=8
>> individual account wireless minutes, data usage, and (I think) push
>> notifications when you start to reach your limit.  (I have unlimited, so
>> it doesn't really apply to my account)
> Oh, wait, you're suggesting that I use an app provided by AT&T to verify
> AT&T is not over billing me?  Sorry, couldn't help it. :)
> I would like such an app, but I would prefer a 3rd party so as to insure
> that it was, um, accurate.


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Ron Frazier

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