- 06-09-2010, 08:10 AM #2
Using your phone as a source of internet instead of an aircard. The big thing is doing it with out paying the extra $30 a month that Verizon charges. PDA net in the app store has a good track record for this. The other option is to use VZW Access but cost $$$$
- 06-09-2010, 08:46 AM #3
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- 06-13-2010, 08:46 PM #6
so quick question, if you use pda net, then you dont have to pay for tethering correct? is there a way for vzw to find out that your doing this? sorry if i come off as a newb, ive never tethered before and i just dont want my bill to be astronomical. lol so any insight would be much appreciated.
- 06-13-2010, 11:25 PM #7
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- 06-14-2010, 01:11 PM #10
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That's why I ran quickly the second I saw someone rooted the DI. Friday afternoon, managed to root mine and the first thing I did (after removing that god awful CityID) was to install wifi-tether. Works like a charm!
- 06-14-2010, 01:15 PM #11
I would bet in the future we will see a different verizon pricing for different levels of service and the ability to enable stuff like wifi tethering though. They can't keep forcing broadband connect plans down our throat forever lol.
- 06-14-2010, 02:46 PM #12
+1 for Pdanet...been using it for over a month now and paid for the full version.
Anyone know how much is too much when using your data plan? What I mean is, I don't want Verizon to say I'm using too much data and put a cap on my plan, or anyone else's here.
- 06-14-2010, 02:57 PM #13
the limit is 5gb, so if you stay under that, you should be fine.
as for verizon catching on, i don't think they can. when i used to use "tether" app on my old BB, i thought tether makes all the internet requests look as if they are coming from your phone's browser instead of your computer.
if you noticed in the usage area on myverizon, there is a spot for data and another spot for mobile broadband access. if you use verizon's tethering, that 2nd count will go up as you use it. when i used tether, i only see my phone's data count go up. i have used as much as 1.5 GB in a month and nothing bad has happened.
- 06-15-2010, 08:57 PM #14
I haven't received my Incredible yet, but according to Top 10 ways the HTC Droid Incredible killed my iPhone envy | ZDNet, it sounds like the device can do tethering out-of-the-box. Am I misunderstanding something?
- 06-15-2010, 10:08 PM #15
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- 07-09-2010, 08:33 PM #17
I am still new to the andriod OS (had dinc a week) .But speaking on Froyo2.2 and WiFi I saw a vid where you could make your phone a WiFi hotspot.The box looked like the same type of box you tick when turning on WiFi.
My question is would that be free since its WiFi ?
For example if I used my dinc as a WiFi hotspot for other devices to connect to internet that way ,that would maybe be free ?
- 07-09-2010, 08:33 PM #18
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- 07-09-2010, 09:34 PM #21
You can use either PDAnet or Easy Teather to do USB teathering for no additional charge, both are available in the marketplace. Both apps have paid versions, It's your choice on which to use. Out of the Box? No. Out of the box with a free or cheap download? Yes.
- 07-10-2010, 11:33 AM #22
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I need to get in on this line of questioning because I am absolutely NOT technologically savvy and probably have no business having a smart phone, but my colleagues are starting to make fun of my flip phone.
So basically, I pay $29.99 for "unlimited" data, but if I go above 5gb they will charge me more? That makes me nervous. I mean, if you were using the data constantly on the phone would you get close to 5gb?
Also, if I use PDAnet for tethering, will I get close to 5gb?
I'm just so confused.
- 07-10-2010, 01:33 PM #23
I believe Fryo (i.e., Android 2.2) will have the ability to set up a wireless hotspot (i.e., MiFi); in the meantime, however, is there a third-party solution that provides this? If all of the current solutions simply provide tethering via a physical (i.e., USB) cable, then how can the phone be charged at the same time?
In the Windows Mobile world from which I came, I used an application called WMWiFiRouter. It was (and is) a great product that provided a wireless hot spot for multiple computers (with no extra software to install on the computers); however, it would burn through my phone (a Touch Pro 2) battery within 30 minutes. I could use it for short spurts but for anything beyond that I had to plug the phone into an A/C adapter--which would make the phone's mini USB port unavailable for use at the same time. I figure the same would apply with products like PDAnet, etc. If so, how can the phone be connected to an A/C source while at the same time be connected to a computer?
- 07-10-2010, 01:43 PM #24
You can check your account online and see what data use you have used at anytime during the billing cycle if it eases your mind too. But normally just using the phone by itself to connect I dont think you will go over the 5gb.
They would charge more if you went over tho .
If you plan on using your phone as a modem for you laptop say thats is where your likely to go over the 5gb cap
PS: I have not use PDAnet so was not including that in my comments above , lol
How many hours a day was you going to be on the net from your phone ?
Was you going to use it as a modem? (for laptop or other device)
- 07-10-2010, 02:23 PM #25
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I did not have any intentions of using my phone for tethering except in emergency situations, like if my dsl went out or something, which happened a few weeks back and I about died without internet, or if I were to travel which doesn't happen very often.
I really just wanted to be sure of everything before I used it in that way and got a surprise phone bill.