is Tethering Free
I thought that if you tethered to your phone with a cable it was Free but wirelesly it would cost. So I tried it tonight and it took me to a Verizon page that wanted me to sign up for a plan...
I search to see if I could find it in the forums but was unable to find it...
Does tethering cost ?
mine takes me there, so I close that tab and continue surfing for free
Tried that...it just keeps taking me to the Verizon page
what program are you using to tether? From what I understand, there is no way for Verizon to know if your phone is surfing through the phone or through a USB cable.
Rooted tethering is free. Using an app from the market is free (other than the cost of the program, they have free trials, Proxoid not included). Wireless tethering requires rooting.
I was just going to the phone and enabling tethering. Then on the computer and using ie/firefox.
I am not rooted. Is there an app for non rooted phones that I can tether via a USB and not pay verizon?
Proxoid, PDA Net, Easy Tether. If you're not technologically savvy, Easy Tether is half the price of PDA Net.
Originally Posted by mrpbjnance
You'll need drivers and a small application running on the computer you wish to tether. Both will be provided by the app developer, along with install instructions. The geekiest thing you'll have to do is turn on USB debugging in the settings. Again, instructions should be provided by the app's dev.
Also, there should be a free version to try to see if you like it. The free trial lasts 2 weeks and then you can continue to use it without having to pay as long as you don't mind not going to HTTPS (secure) sites.
I spent a month running mine and never paid because I uninstalled and reinstalled when the trial was up. I'm a cheater, though. :)
I a a tech geek so which one is best?
Thanks For the reply!
Easy Tether doesn't do Bluetooth DUN so if you want that you'll want PDA Net, otherwise the two are identical for practical usage. Proxoid is free, but you have to mess with proxy servers because it acts as one. Give it a try if you don't mind messing about and you'll have free tethering for life. Otherwise I'd stick with Easy Tether because it's cheaper.
I rooted my phone because I needed WiFi tethering (it was one of the reasons the household agreed to foot the cost of the monthly plan for a contract phone), but if you just want USB tethering for one or two PCs then Easy Tether if you don't need Bluetooth Dial-UP Networking or Proxioid if you're comfortable mucking with proxy settings and think $11 is too much to pay. :)