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    Default Petition for Stopping US Carriers From Charging Tethering Fees

    Dear Android Central Friends,

    I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created today on We the People,
    a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support to propagate this through the social media.
    Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by March 10, 2013,
    the White House will review it and respond!

    We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama
    Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets
    enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

    You can view and sign the petition here:



    The consumers have the power to make changes. Let our voice be heard and push the Government to take action now.
    Post and resend this through the web and we'll start the movement in favor of the US consumers.

    Here's some more information about this petition:

    Legislate to Stop Carriers Charging Extra Fees for Tethering or
    Wi-Fi Hotspot Over Already Paid Data Plans

    Tethering is using a wireless phone as a modem to obtain Internet access
    for another device. Most smartphones have the Tethering capability installed.
    Assuming that we live in a free country, when we pay for a data plan we are
    acquiring from the Carrier the right for use the amount of data that is paid
    for in any way we desire but Carriers are charging us additional tethering
    fees even if we have an unlimited data plan.
    On 07/31/12 these practice ended in a FCC ruling against Verizon Wireless and
    they were ordered to stop charging additional fees for tethering.
    Carriers using this practice are over-charging consumers for those already
    expensive cell phone data plans and behind them are powerful interests but is
    time to put the bell on the cat in favor of the consumer rights and
    liberties.
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    Default Re: Petition for Stopping US Carriers From Charging Tethering Fees

    The wording of the petition is obscene. This is data, not civil rights.

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    Default Re: Petition for Stopping US Carriers From Charging Tethering Fees

    Let's not let the discussion get heated so let's be mindful of the tone of the posts here. Please keep the discussion civil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    The wording of the petition is obscene. This is data, not civil rights.

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    Yes, it is totally related to your civil right to freely access mobile data that belongs to a regulated spectrum for which the wireless companies pays the government for a license. When you pay them to have access to such data they violate the agreement for which we are entitled. Google the FCC rule against Verizon wireless from July 31, 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmobil2 View Post
    Yes, it is totally related to your civil right to freely access mobile data that belongs to a regulated spectrum for which the wireless companies pays the government for a license. When you pay them to have access to such data they violate the agreement for which we are entitled. Google the FCC rule against Verizon wireless from July 31, 2012

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    You don't seem to understand what a civil right is. Until you do, there's no point in this thread even being open.

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    Ok, it seems you have a very wide knowledge. Please, send me the correct wording that should be used in the petition si it will no longer bothers you. I'll do everything's in my power to edit the petition. It is limited to 800 characters. Thanks

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    The bickering needs to stop. I'm not asking again.

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    Thanks

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    Default Re: Petition for Stopping US Carriers From Charging Tethering Fees

    There is no Fee for Tethering, there is an Extra Charge to turn your phone into a WiFi HotSpot which isn't the same thing. Tethering is your device connected to your phone. HotSpot is letting several devices, yours or the whole Town's devices use your phone to connect to internet...
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    The fees made sense when you had unlimited data, but they don't make much sense on a capped plan. That being said, I dunno how I feel about getting the government involved, all to often that's the problem with this country, people don't wanna be independent anymore, they want to run to the government and have them protect us. And slowly but surely we become less and less a free country.

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    Capped?? oh not on Sprint? Oh this is a Free Country? lol
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    Well its just when it's uncapped, you could really cripple some bandwidth. If it's capped, you'll be less tempted to do anything other than casual Web browsing, thus you most likely aren't going to use anymore data then you normally would.

    I think if you want free tethering, then get it. Root your phone or buy a nice unlocked one. Phones don't have locked tethering by default, if when the carriers get them, and make firmware changes where it becomes locked down. I can verify the nexus 4 has unlocked tethering out of the box.

    Also I gotta be fair, data caps are bs, and they are slowing progress. Probably would be a lot less concerns about the nexus 4s lack of storage if everyone had unlimited data and could just use the cloud as much as they want

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    I agree slowing progress. Well when SoftBank gets in Sprint, trust me they all will prop go to unlimited. He is the 2nd Richest man in Japan and he didn't get that way by sitting back and being the 3rd or 2nd biggest/best cell phone carrier....Sprint already has the starting point, plus they Have Clearwire, huge contract with Chrysler to handle all Telematics in the Uconnect Access Infotainment systems etc

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