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11-16-2010 04:36 PM
Ding ding ding!
We have a winner!
But that event is HIGHLY unlikely!
I've never had an instance where they nailed me with anything.
Just be mindful of how much data you're using, and you'll be fine.09-15-2010 09:31 AM
Data on your phone (pandora, checking your apps, whatev):
Tethering your phone (surfing the web on a DIFFERENT device via the connect of the phone):
Two different services offered by verizon09-15-2010 03:39 PM
- 09-15-2010 09:09 PM
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Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk09-26-2010 06:31 AM
Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk09-26-2010 06:33 AM
- 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.
Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk09-26-2010 08:39 AM
- That's clear as mud. I know about unlimited data for the phone, and I know about tethering. I didn't think that there was an option for any other phone data plan with Verizon other than "unlimited." And if you must get an "unlimited" data plan with the purchase of the phone then you shouldn't have to worry about extra fees for tethered data UNLESS you are stupid enough to pay Verizon's tethering fee to unlock their tethering app. If you use some other tethering app you should be in the clear because Verizon can't tell that a device is tethered and using data. To them it just looks like data going to the phone.
Sometimes I look at this forum on my phone, this is one of those times09-26-2010 05:59 PM
- 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.09-28-2010 11:37 AM
- 11-15-2010 05:14 PM
- p08757** Superhero **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 12:51 PM
- 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.11-16-2010 04:36 PM
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