Interesting. All these claims how AT&T, the U.S. and Apple is ripping everyone off, i.e., with unlimited data, tethering, higher speed, etc. And yet, when challenged, no response.
Well, according to this site at http://wiki.maemo.org/Data_plans
, to get tethering you get limited
data plans. In fact, according to the 24 countries charted only in a couple of instances is 'Unlimited" data available at all.
And although some may be cheaper than in North America, most of these countries I could put in a corner of my province. But I have swath of coverage of over 3,000 miles (4800 km) that I can roam and/or call freely and that is not something not 'free'ly available overseas without paying a hefty roaming charge.
And for those countries that 'get everything' included, well guys, your taxes paid for most most of the hardcore costs and in some cases, you still are, big time. Not that everything is hunky dory. I happen to live in Canada. Most of our taxes goes to long roads, healthcare and education. But for that, we can drive across the country on roads second to non and without having to pay a toll; our infant mortality is lower and we live longer than most peoples; nobody passes us re literacy when surfing Apple/Mac/iPhone sites across the net; and yet our disposable income is one of the highest in the world.
The iPad is a separate device. The idea that just because I get 'unlimited' data, I should be able to hook anything to it and get a free ride; well, see what happens if you hook up a trailer and/or boat to your car and try to drive down the road or pass through a toll booth without buying a license or paying extra. Bottom line, there is no free ride.