- 04-09-2010, 02:51 PM #2
- 04-09-2010, 02:57 PM #3
- 04-09-2010, 03:03 PM #4
- 04-09-2010, 06:34 PM #5
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For tethering, wouldn't it be easier to just download PDANET and use that? My wife is doing that now on her DROID with no issues, and am hoping to have the same experience with the Incredible. Unless you don't even need that software with this phone already coming with that capability??
- 04-09-2010, 09:18 PM #7
Justin: Be careful. Your iPad may self destruct if connected to an Android device! Or it may alert Steve Jobs as to what you're up to.
- 04-09-2010, 11:15 PM #8
- 04-10-2010, 12:15 AM #9
Well...don't want to start a android vs apple battle here. But the iPad has it's uses. The large screen is way nice for browsing and For a book reader etc.
Until now, I have ONLY owned blackberry devices. The iPad is my first ever apple product and the incredible would be my first ever android product.
- 04-14-2010, 04:41 AM #11
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- 04-14-2010, 09:07 AM #13
what's funny to me is that you could (in an official sense) either add the tethering/ hotspot to a non palm for $40, or buy a palm and add it to your account and pay $40 ($10 extra line + $30 data)
it would be nice if they made it free for all smartphones that could do it from a hardware sense, but i don't see it happening. it seems more like a gimmick to help them move palm devices before the company gets bought.
- 04-15-2010, 01:02 PM #14
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- 04-15-2010, 10:14 PM #16
the incredible is not going to be able to perform the mobile hotspot like the palm devices. the hotspot feature was offered through verizon for $40 a month with a 5 gig limit when the phones were released. palm as a company has not been doing well at all, hence the drop in price on the phones (from 250 to 150 to 50) and the offer to use the hotspot for free. from reading specs from an earlier post, it looks like tethering will be offered through verizon for the incredible for $30 a month for users with the 29.99 personal email package or 15 for customers with he 44.99 business email package. the other droid phones for verizon do not have the ability to tether as a verizon feature, only though third party apps like PDA net.
- 04-15-2010, 11:20 PM #17
- 04-16-2010, 10:17 AM #18
yea they charge for it. the total cost for unlimited email / web and tethering on verizon is $60 a month. so if you have the $30 a month data plan, tethering costs another 30 a month. if you have the $45 business email plan the tethering add on is another $15 a month. in both cases the tethering had a 5 GB cap.
- 04-16-2010, 10:18 AM #19
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- 04-24-2010, 06:08 PM #21
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- 04-25-2010, 01:45 AM #23
to tether to an ipad or other device that isn't running an OS that something like HTC sync or pdaNet can be installed on (or something that has no USB ports to connect the device with) you'll either be paying vzw (provided there is an official app) or waiting for the device to be rooter so you can install a wireless tethering app on it.
- 04-25-2010, 03:54 AM #24
- 04-26-2010, 07:54 PM #25
This kinda blows. I'm moving over to Verizon from Sprint (been on a Pre since launch last June) next week and was really hoping the free hot spot offered with the Pre was going to magically be available on the Incredible (wishful thinking anyway). My interest in hacking ROMs are over... I just want to use the device as is. I also don't want another Pre unless there was a new hardware version out. My point being, like some others here, I want to tether my iPad with it. Again, problems solved if I buy a Pre, but I really don't want to at this point. I also don't want to pay for tethering ... Verizon pricing is rape as it is.
Ya, I could stay with Sprint and hold out for the Evo which would solve most of my problems, but the whole reason I'm leaving Sprint (finally) is because of coverage. Verizon works in all of the places Sprint doesn't.. and it just so happens that I need to have service...well, everywhere, and especially where Sprint coverage either craps out or is constantly roaming.
Today I was standing in a Verizon Corp store actually playing with a demo Incredible and tried calling myself with it. I got my voicemail :rolleyes: