1. rosser's Avatar
    The new Froyo update apparently comes with 3G mobile hotspot. Is that from Verizon? Is it free to use?
    08-28-2010 12:12 PM
  2. EvanJ18's Avatar
    From what I understand its not free. There's a few different payment options.
    08-28-2010 12:42 PM
  3. davidnc's Avatar
    Nope its not free . I was hoping it was but was told it wasn't as well
    08-28-2010 01:00 PM
  4. krelvinaz's Avatar
    Kind of dumb if you think about it.

    They want you to pay extra for a feature that uses the same bandwidth you have already paid for. You don't get a bump in speed, or amount allowed, just spending money for the ability.

    Not a one time fee like an app expense either. That might may some sense.

    There are free options available. Not sure if they all still work with Froyo, but would be a bit surprised if they didn't. Keep the money and get the same benefits.
    08-28-2010 01:08 PM
  5. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I say we all call vzw and complain.....the Palm owners get it for free!
    08-28-2010 03:50 PM
  6. KJowers's Avatar
    What are those options?
    08-28-2010 03:57 PM
  7. Topweasel's Avatar
    What are those options?
    There is only 1 $20, its better then when they were charging $30 for single computer tethering.
    08-28-2010 05:46 PM
  8. KJowers's Avatar
    Off the hotspot topic for a moment, but has anyone had a chance to try out the Tether for Android Beta (if you received the invite which I haven't)?
    08-28-2010 06:25 PM
  9. rosser's Avatar
    I say we all call vzw and complain.....the Palm owners get it for free!
    Oh no they most certainly do not get it free. It's like $40 a month
    08-29-2010 05:59 AM
  10. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Palm Pixi Plus and Pre Plus buyers get it for free... that is part of the promotion for those phones. I have a friend at work with one, she gets it free.
    08-29-2010 06:02 AM
  11. monkeyfusion?'s Avatar
    Palm Pixi Plus and Pre Plus buyers get it for free... that is part of the promotion for those phones. I have a friend at work with one, she gets it free.
    This is correct, it is free for Palm users, they need only pay for the $29.99 data feature. This was a bonus Verizon had to throw about a month after release in because they were having problems moving inventory, since the Droid had already become hugely popular at that point.
    08-29-2010 02:39 PM
  12. monkeyfusion?'s Avatar
    There is only 1 $20, its better then when they were charging $30 for single computer tethering.
    Right. Except now there is a 2GB limit on bandwidth, instead of 5GB when they were charging $30. Sadly, that 2GB plan is all they offer.

    But who pays for tethering anyway
    08-29-2010 02:43 PM
  13. solstra's Avatar
    What if you are rooted? Logically, it has to be possible... you are getting the data in regardless, how its routed should be all phone side, which you can mess with, right? Maybe I'm missing something?

    Oh ya, and this is pretty much my first post here!
    08-29-2010 03:40 PM
  14. Krzr93's Avatar
    Wifi tether for root ^^^^
    08-29-2010 04:10 PM
  15. solstra's Avatar
    Okay, cool. I was just reading stuff elsewhere about you have to be careful with overuse, or verizon might do something. Does anyone know about that?
    08-29-2010 04:16 PM
  16. Krzr93's Avatar
    It's just safe to keep low on usage if you are going to do it
    08-29-2010 04:41 PM
  17. silentbobdrummer's Avatar
    I know that the wireless tether you have to pay for but what about USB tether. I heard that was suppose to be included in Froyo but haven't heard if it costs extra.
    08-29-2010 05:05 PM
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