The terms for Verizon Wireless' EVDO service says you can use the high-speed data service for email, Web browsing, and intranet applications *AND NOTHING ELSE*.
NationalAccess and BroadbandAccess data sessions may be used with wireless devices for the following purposes:
(i) Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access (including access to corporate intranets, email and individual productivity applications like customer relationship management, sales force and field service automation).
Unlimited NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess services cannot be used (1) for uploading, downloading or streaming of movies, music or games, (2) with server devices or with host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, Voice over IP (VoIP), automated machine-to-machine connections, or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, or (3) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections.
Glenn Fleishman says:
It's great reading. The stuff at the end says, 'if you do anything we don't like for any reason, you're outta here, and we don't have to enumerate what those things might be.' So I'm in an airport on the beginning of a long business trip and I download a 50 MB PowerPoint presentation. Suddenly, service goes dead. Hmm.
Link, you have to choose a city first, then read the heinous terms.
Reader comment: divide says,
Regarding the previously posted article about Verizons terms of service, I got a chuckle out of their definition of "Broadband" -- BroadbandAccess averages 400-700 kbps based on our network tests with 5MB FTP data files, without compression. Considering: "Unlimited NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess services cannot be used (1) for uploading, downloading or streaming of movies, music or games, (2) *** with server devices or with host computer.. ***" Since FTP is considered connecting with a server device, I guess testing their speed is against the terms of service.