Its fairly obvious why most machines are unpatched.
1- Most people hate the WGA false positives and dont want to mess up thier computers
2- Some people dont have unlimited bandwidth and dont want to waste it on patches
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This is what he agreed to (I personally think its pretty clear):
USING CERTAIN FEATURES, SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS ON OR WITH YOUR
DEVICE, AND DOWNLOADING CONTENT, MAY RESULT IN PER-KILOBYTE DATA
TRANSPORT CHARGES. PLEASE ASK YOUR SALES REPRESENTATIVE OR GO TO
(www.bell.ca/mobilebrowser for monthly and www.bell.ca/prepaidbrowser for prepaid) FOR
EXAMPLES OF PER-USE DATA TRANSPORT CHARGES.
You can subscribe to the Unlimited Mobile Browser Feature for unlimited mobile browser usage
at a flat monthly fee, including the data transport services required to download ringtones,
screensavers, games, applications, music, instant messaging, TV previews and clips, MobiTV,
and for any other services using Mobile Browser for data transport. Without Unlimited Mobile
Browser, data transport charges (currently $0.05/KB) will apply when you use any feature or
service using data transport. For example: current average Kilobyte usage to check your
horoscope = 10 KB (50¢), download a ringtone = up to 145 KB ($7.25) plus the cost of the
ringtone (currently up to $4.00) or download a full track song = 1000 KB ($51.20) plus the cost of
the song (e.g. $3). You acknowledge that without Unlimited Mobile Browser you are liable for and
agree to pay Bell’s then current per kilobyte charges for data transport services.
Even if you subscribe to Unlimited Mobile Browser, if you use your device as a modem for a PC
or other device you will be charged additional data transport charges at Bell’s then current per
kilobyte data transport rates. You acknowledge and agree to pay these charges.
If you have activated a data device, you will be charged for data transmissions from or to the
device (including through “tethering” the device to a PC or other device), such as sending and
receiving e-mails, at Bell’s then current per kilobyte data transport rates. If you subscribe to a
data plan, you will be charged additional per kilobyte rates as set out in the plan, for any data
transport usage in excess of the data transport included in the monthly data plan fee. You
acknowledge and agree to pay these charges. Additional data roaming charges may also apply,
including to the use of the Unlimited Mobile Browser.
There is a LOT of misinformation running rampant about this story
First off; regarding MBUN (aka Unlimited Mobile Browser)
This service is clearly labelled as *mobile browser* not a full webbrowser (such as you would find on a Blackberry or similar device)
It normally costs $7/month
But the story tells you the customer is paying the full $10 for his service which means he is using a PREPAID phone
Tethering a prepaid phone as a modem is a huge no-no (it does state this right in the data section of your contract) and that is why he is being reamed out for the usage
Also as most normal people point out even if he was allowed to tether his phone, there obviously is a huge differance between using it in that fashion vs using a small WAP based internet browser
And yes I do work for Bell before anyone accuses me of bias but I think its very obvious this guy tried to abuse the system and is now crying he got caught doing it
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