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In article <85D304BA-6C4E-4B86-9717-2ADB542B8606 at delong.com>, Owen 
DeLong <owen at delong.com> writes

>> Part of the problem is knowing in advance what ISPs will and won't 
>>do. It's all very well saying one shouldn't patronise an ISP that 
>>blocks port 25, for example, but where is that documented before you buy?
>If they don't document partial internet access blockage in the contract 
>and the contract says they are providing internet access, then, they 
>are in breach and you are free to depart without a termination fee and 
>in most cases, demand a refund for service to date.

You may be right about enforcing that in the USA (is it an FCC thing?), 
but it won't fly in most other places.

>Admittedly, I'm not over-fussed about email on my phone and I don't use
>a tether device at this point.

The 3G I'm discussing is a dongle intended for general access.

>I mostly expect 3G and 4G networks to be broken internet anyway. I was 
>more speaking in terms of land-line providers.

Apparently there are something like three times as many people with 
mobile phones in the world, as with Internet access. And a lot of 
network expansion is expected to be based on mobile connectivity as a 
Roland Perry