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    Default question about tethering and data usage

    When tethered to my desktop pc and my galaxy S3 is connected to my home wifi will I use my verizon data or will it continue to feed off of my home connection and not charge me
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    Default Re: question about tethering and data usage

    Why are you tethering it to your desktop if you have home internet? Either way, as long as WiFi is turned on (you have the WiFi symbol and not the 3G or 4G symbol) on the phone, you will not be using Verizon's data.
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    Default Re: question about tethering and data usage

    I am tethering because my pc is in my basement and my modem and router are upstairs and I do not have the extra money for a desktop wireless adapter, thanks for the help you helped more than verizon customer support could
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    Default Re: question about tethering and data usage

    Kind of a strange situation, but I believe bjboucher to be correct. If using mobile hotspot, I know that it can only use mobile data, but I've never tried with a wired tether.

    If you want to be completely sure, you could mobile data off on your phone and see if Internet still works on your PC...because then it would have to be using WIFI.
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    Default Re: question about tethering and data usage

    I turned off my mobile data and I still have a connection I also downloaded a large file while tethered to see if it would use data and it has not so thank you both for the insight
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    Default Re: question about tethering and data usage

    You can buy a usb wifi adapter for $20 at tigerdirect.com or some other retailer. Easy set up.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: question about tethering and data usage

    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    Kind of a strange situation, but I believe bjboucher to be correct. If using mobile hotspot, I know that it can only use mobile data, but I've never tried with a wired tether.

    If you want to be completely sure, you could mobile data off on your phone and see if Internet still works on your PC...because then it would have to be using WIFI.
    Yeah, never would've thought to use my cellphone as a WiFi adapter! lol Guess if it works, go for it!

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