He's telling you to use a wifi hotspot on your smartphone to connect your xbox to the internet. It's almost as asinine of a statement as Mattrick telling you to buy a 360 if you don't like the one's always connected policies.
How is it asinine? It means that if you go to that hypothetical cottage up in the woods with your XBO you will be able to get around the authentication.
You might not agree with the 24hr check-in policy but why would you be scoffing at their attempts to give players an alternative solution for when your internet goes down? I don't really like all their check-in stuff myself and despite being a huge 360 fan I think the PS4 has me more interested as of now - but people getting angry that they're trying to give options for working with their system are nuts. Everyone needs to get off this hostile wave with Microsoft. It's their system, it's their policies and their right to manage it how they want, and it's your choice to engage in that system or not.
The XBO is designed with the idea that you're always online. It's supposed to be a multimedia hub that sits in your house, in your living room and ties all your dumb electronics together. It's not designed to be taken to fighting tournaments, to your woodland cottage or to be moved around all that much for that matter not unlike like your Blu Ray player, your surround sound system or your TV. If that is something that does not sit well with your current gaming habits, then by all means don't buy it - but please let's all start acting a bit more civil. Microsoft is not the entire gaming industry. There is no need to boycott them or loudly proclaim how they're complete idiots ruining the gaming industry for everyone. There are other choices out there if you don't want to game the way Microsoft has decided they want their audience to game.
And it's my choice to spread my cheeks and shit all over their policy
Your right though, at least they have given people a workaround however clumsy and ham-fisted.
Would be better if they could do it via smart glass.
that would make this whole workaround a lot less clumsy & shitty