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That says nothing about your contract. Your contract legally denies you the right to tether unless you pay for it.
Or in other words; your analysis is wrong. Verizon is perfectly allowed to block UNAUTHORIZED tethering.
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Good luck in acting upon this find. IMHO, it violates their EULA/TOS and they are not going to budge any time soon. You can either get over it or you can continue to cry foul for the forseeable future. I see no good can come from crying foul.
It is the arrogant overindulgence of a select few that has the world of data where it is today. Hundreds of GB's of data in a month's time and then brag about it to boot. Now we will all pay for it.
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You guys are really taking this too far, if you honestly think verizon will come at you with the "ban" hammer, you are crazy.
It's like with downloading music/movies, some people will be caught and hit hard to make an example. But believe me, you CANNOT stop the majority. It's all a scare tactic and if verizon keeps this crap up, they will lose millions and millions in revenue from dropped/kicked customers. Lose 30 dollar Hot Spot charge or lose 100's of dollars in cell phone bills. Do the math, its simple.
- 05-02-2011, 06:56 PM #24
The FCC was appointed the duty to sell/auction off the 700mhz spectrum which was recently freed up, who's to say that the sale didn't come with a legally binding contract to which all buyers including verizon are legally expected to uphold? Sure it might not be a LAW that they have to do it, but it could very well be in a contract that they have to do that or will in some way be reprimanded/punished or have their rights to the spectrum revoked without and form of compensation, or something like that.
Also the wikipedia link at the top of this thread says
"After the open access rules were implemented, Verizon Wireless filed suit against the FCC on September 13, 2007, seeking to have the rules dismissed on the grounds that the open access requirement "violates the U.S. Constitution, violates the Administrative Procedures Act … and is arbitrary, capricious, unsupported by the substantial evidence and otherwise contrary to law." On October 23, Verizon chose to drop the lawsuit after losing its appeal for a speedy resolution on October 3. However, the CTIA stepped in to challenge the same regulations in a lawsuit filed the same day. On November 13, 2008, the CTIA dropped its lawsuit against the FCC."
Clearly it was decided that the regulations that they agreed to when buying the spectrum are not able to be taken down, if they were then verizon wouldn't have dropped the lawsuit over them.
- 05-02-2011, 06:57 PM #25