ok guys, some news about tethering. (i will post this in another thread or two probably as well)
the BIG question seems to be, TETHERING. i believe that was also the last quesiton i attempted to answer on here. i DO HAVE SOME NEWS on it now.
not officially somthing offered thru verizon, and you all know that tethering is possible at the moment by way of rooting your phone, however there is an app out there, LOOK IT UP PEOPLE, called "PDANET". it does NOT require your phone to be rooted, and is totally legit. it uses the phones data plan as the way to get the internet to your computer. has tethering and bluetooth options to hook up to your computer.
i know it works because i am currently using it to type this (just moved and was looking for alternatives to paying $50 per month thru comcast...) found this thru a fellow vzw friend, and voila! im on the internet. HIGHSPEED BROADBAND baby!
go check it out guys! let me know any flaws/problems with it (just for curiosities sake)
I've been using PDANet on my WinMo phone forever and its awesome! Works great, seamless connection. It's what I'll use when I pick my Droid up next month. Well worth the small investment.
- <3 Me some WoW. For the Horde.
- Does this mean if we got caught with it, we wouldn't get in trouble with VZW?
- What is the difference between using this program and going the rooted route?
- Can you have more than 5 lines yet? If not, is Verizon considering opening that up?
- Is there a list that tells us what phones require the $9.99 data package? Specifically I am looking at the enV3.
- What if the phone was on the plan before the new requirement for data went into effect?
Damnit, I want a t-shirt. Hook me up. lol
Thanks for all the help :)
For the horde is right.
As far as the plans go, you are only allowed 5 lines on a family share and there is no information that that is going to change anytime soon. As far as phones that are now requiring the data packages that is pretty easy to figure out, if you go to VerizonWireless.com and view the phones they are broke into 3 categories: 3G Smartphones, 3G Multimedia Phones, and Simple Feature Phones. The 3G Smartphones require the $29.99 or $44.99 data packages for Blackberries and for PDA phones. The 3G Multimedia Phones require atleast a $9.99 for 25MB of data usage which includes mobile email or they can also have a $29.99 unlimited data feature that also includes mobile email. The Simple Feature Phones are the phones that DO NOT require any data packages. As far as the enV3 is concerned it does require at least the $9.99 data plan because it is considered a 3G Multimedia device. If the phone was on the plan before the requirement and is going onto the SAME EXACT PHONE LINE then the data package is not required, but if the phone is moving to any other number on the account it WILL require that $9.99 data plan and once doing so if you move it back to the original line it will also then require the $9.99 data feature.