- 03-17-2011, 06:48 PM #2
- 03-17-2011, 10:23 PM #3
Not sure about that method, I know you can root (if you want to) and use the tether app. But I am sure you got the free tether until May. Of course we do need to be careful about anything over 2GB I am sure its not unlimited like the phones data is.
- 03-17-2011, 11:06 PM #4
- 03-17-2011, 11:13 PM #5
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The method doesnt work, the area that you need to modify does not allow access. At least I havent found a way.
The method is
Dial ##778 then hit call
When the pop-up comes up hit Edit Mode
Password is 000000 (6 zeros)
Scroll down and Access the M.IP Default Profile
Click On DUN NAI (this is the area that doesn't let you edit)
Remove DUN from your username. It should look like "firstname.lastname@example.org" (do not have any spaces in it)
When done hit ok, then hit menu and press on commit changes.
Thats it.HTC Droid DNA - Rooted Stock - S-Off
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- 03-17-2011, 11:14 PM #6
- 03-17-2011, 11:20 PM #7
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When you get to the "Click: DUN NAI" step its been locked. you can not edit the DUN NAI. but you can see its email@example.com (Should be firstname.lastname@example.org ) so it is really free hot spot for the time being.
- 03-18-2011, 05:06 AM #8
The HTC Thunderbolt will be available at Verizon and Best Buy stores with a price tag of $249.99 with a two year contract. However Best Buy stores will be pushing the price to $299.99 from March 20th. On a side note, Verizon will be giving free 2GB data tethering for customers who sign up before May 15th.
- 03-18-2011, 05:16 AM #9
Wow, that kind of sucks that you can't get free hotspot after May 15th, because I tried it yesterday and its so fast. Was getting around 20 mb download and 4 mb upload. How is it faster than my wired internet?!?
- 03-18-2011, 05:24 AM #11
- 03-18-2011, 05:25 AM #12
- 03-18-2011, 05:26 AM #13
- 03-18-2011, 06:56 AM #14
I was told that Verizon would be sending out a maintenance update on May 15th to take away the free mobile hot spot. They also said it would include a few other features as well (skype maybe?)
I was thinking, if I were to reject the OTA update would I be able to keep the free mobile hotspot? Could Verizon be keeping Skype so that people will update the phone? I'm not sure of any of this but like I said, I asked the rep if I had to remove the mobil hotspot before May 15th and they said an OTA update on the 15th would take it off for me.
- 03-18-2011, 07:10 AM #15
I am 99.99999% certain an OTA will not remove the mobile hotspot.
The ONLY question is whether you have to call in/go online to opt out or if the opting out happens automatically on May 15th.
IF I were a betting man...I'd bet, unless you stated otherwise upon signing the contract, that you will be able to continue use of the mobile hot spot but you'll see the $20 charge on your next bill.
There is absolutely no way on earth VZW will let you keep a wifi hotspot for free unless you have serious issues, work with a csr and arrange it as a type of credit, etc. And even then, it'd probably be a month or two of extended free coverage.
VZW isn't stupid. They charge for a USB air card....the phone is no different in terms of using it as a wifi hotspot.
Just my thoughts...
If there is one thing we've all learned from this phone, the reps don't know what they are talking about.
Apparent by some of them trying to activate the phone the traditional way (*228).
I'm not saying it's their fault...lack of communication and training is the problem.
But the reps aren't knowledgeable in most cases. Clearly this is one of them.
- 03-18-2011, 07:35 AM #16
- 03-18-2011, 07:37 AM #17
- 03-18-2011, 07:54 AM #18
$20 is what they currently charge for it.
$29.99 is what they currently charge for unlimited data on 3G/LTE.
If tiered data charges don't kick in by May 15th, I would bet Hotspot stays at $20 for 2GB.
If it does kick in...I 100% agree, you'll probably pay a hair more for it through a phone.
Can anyone that signed a contract tell what it says there?
I simply can't trust what was said by any VZW rep at this point in the game....
- 03-18-2011, 08:01 AM #19
- 03-18-2011, 08:18 AM #20
Here's the kink in that.
Even though it's an LTE phone, some people might not be in LTE area and want to use it as a hotspot via 3G.
Not saying you're right...but I honestly don't know.
I think once they announce tiered pricing they will included hotspot in that as well. It will not cost as much as a USB modem for data, but it will be more than 20...IMO.
- 03-18-2011, 08:44 AM #21
- 03-18-2011, 08:50 AM #22
- 03-18-2011, 09:01 AM #23
- 03-18-2011, 09:31 AM #24
Here is the thing. Unless there is small print somewhere saying they will charge you for the hotspot after May 15th unless its canceled, you don't have to worry about canceling. Just if you use it after the 15th, you'll be charged (yes using it for 1 sec means you used it).