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This reminds me of the early days of cable modems when cable companies tried to charge you for data per computer. They would even tie their data service to a Mac Address. Well, router manufacturers eventually created a feature called Mac address clone. Everyone started connecting more than one pc and eventually the cable carriers gave up and just charged for the connection. IMO bandwidth is bandwidth. How you use it should not matter.
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- 09-26-2010, 05:59 PM #16
- 09-28-2010, 11:37 AM #17
I was able to tether via Bluetooth on Ubuntu 10.04 with no additional apps. It only works over G3 though, it will not connect if the phone is on WiFi. I was getting speeds of +/- 500 kbps. I will try it with a Windows machine tonight.
EDIT: Bluetooth tethering on a Windows 7 machine also works very well.
- 11-15-2010, 05:14 PM #18
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- 11-16-2010, 12:51 PM #20
I'll step on my soap box for a bit:
Think of tethering without buying that feature from Verizon just like shop lifting. Yes! Shop Lifting or Petty Theft.
It happens, its easy to get away with, and in the end, the added costs are passed along to the end user. Bandwidth IS a commodity.
You can argue all you want that you have unlimited data, and you should be able to use it how you want. But! read your contract. You should pay for that feature if you use it!!!
The odds are that you will never get caught. That doesn't make it right.
- 11-16-2010, 04:36 PM #21
Like others have said, odds are that you will not get caught if you tether your device without using the service Verizon offers. The rule of thumb was to try and not go over 5 gb a month but I don't know if things have changed. If Verizon sees your data usage from last month was 1 gb worth of data but this month it is 7 gb of data then they will know something is up.
Put it this way, if you do decide to tether your device without Verizon's service then you are doing it at your own risk. If you get caught then you will have a nice bill to pay next month.