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    Charges for wifi tether

    Hello all. Just wondering if anyone here has been charged by Verizon for using Wifi Tether a little TOO much? I know that on the Blackberry side of things, if you tether without their consent/knowledge/whatever, and they see you've used too much data, they'll slap some charges on you. So I'm wondering if anyone here's had that problem, or, basically, how much is too much to be using on Wifi Tether before getting charged or caught?
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterofboing View Post
    Hello all. Just wondering if anyone here has been charged by Verizon for using Wifi Tether a little TOO much? I know that on the Blackberry side of things, if you tether without their consent/knowledge/whatever, and they see you've used too much data, they'll slap some charges on you. So I'm wondering if anyone here's had that problem, or, basically, how much is too much to be using on Wifi Tether before getting charged or caught?
    If you're concerned about your wifi tether usage, then maybe you've been using it too much. Nobody has come forward to my knowledge who owns a Droid and said they got busted for using wifi tether, but there are some who have posted about using the wifi tether to play XBox Live games...that's simply asking for trouble. My recommendation is if you're going to use it, use common sense and use it sparingly or when you really need to use it and you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan1600Rider View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by masterofboing View Post
    Hello all. Just wondering if anyone here has been charged by Verizon for using Wifi Tether a little TOO much? I know that on the Blackberry side of things, if you tether without their consent/knowledge/whatever, and they see you've used too much data, they'll slap some charges on you. So I'm wondering if anyone here's had that problem, or, basically, how much is too much to be using on Wifi Tether before getting charged or caught?
    If you're concerned about your wifi tether usage, then maybe you've been using it too much. Nobody has come forward to my knowledge who owns a Droid and said they got busted for using wifi tether, but there are some who have posted about using the wifi tether to play XBox Live games...that's simply asking for trouble. My recommendation is if you're going to use it, use common sense and use it sparingly or when you really need to use it and you should be fine.
    Um, actually, quite the opposite. I've been too nervous to use it because I'm afraid of hefty fines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterofboing View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan1600Rider View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by masterofboing View Post
    Hello all. Just wondering if anyone here has been charged by Verizon for using Wifi Tether a little TOO much? I know that on the Blackberry side of things, if you tether without their consent/knowledge/whatever, and they see you've used too much data, they'll slap some charges on you. So I'm wondering if anyone here's had that problem, or, basically, how much is too much to be using on Wifi Tether before getting charged or caught?
    If you're concerned about your wifi tether usage, then maybe you've been using it too much. Nobody has come forward to my knowledge who owns a Droid and said they got busted for using wifi tether, but there are some who have posted about using the wifi tether to play XBox Live games...that's simply asking for trouble. My recommendation is if you're going to use it, use common sense and use it sparingly or when you really need to use it and you should be fine.
    Um, actually, quite the opposite. I've been too nervous to use it because I'm afraid of hefty fines.
    I've only used it to see if wifi tether works after I switch ROM's, and last Friday when we were on a day trip of 500 miles total, and my wife had her iPod Touch and I said "hey, you know you can check your e-mail and Facebook now", and when she said "no" so I enabled the wifi tether on the Droid...well, after 5 months of Droid ownership she FINALLY found a reason to share the Droid love with me. She probably used it for about one hour total. I'm just over 5 GB for this month so far, last month I did no wifi tether and used almost 9 GB, so there's no red flags going up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan1600Rider View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by masterofboing View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan1600Rider View Post
    If you're concerned about your wifi tether usage, then maybe you've been using it too much. Nobody has come forward to my knowledge who owns a Droid and said they got busted for using wifi tether, but there are some who have posted about using the wifi tether to play XBox Live games...that's simply asking for trouble. My recommendation is if you're going to use it, use common sense and use it sparingly or when you really need to use it and you should be fine.
    Um, actually, quite the opposite. I've been too nervous to use it because I'm afraid of hefty fines.
    I've only used it to see if wifi tether works after I switch ROM's, and last Friday when we were on a day trip of 500 miles total, and my wife had her iPod Touch and I said "hey, you know you can check your e-mail and Facebook now", and when she said "no" so I enabled the wifi tether on the Droid...well, after 5 months of Droid ownership she FINALLY found a reason to share the Droid love with me. She probably used it for about one hour total. I'm just over 5 GB for this month so far, last month I did no wifi tether and used almost 9 GB, so there's no red flags going up.
    I take it that you have the "unlimited" data plan? I read that the "unlimited" data plan isn't really unlimited. Verizon stated before the DROID came out that those with this plan has to stay under the 5Gb cap they put on it or they will be charged like an extra $30 bucks, but you said you went up to 9Gb and no extra charge. Maybe they are just bluffing.

    Here is the link >>> www.networkworld.com/news/.../110509-verizon-droid-tethering.html <<<
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan1600Rider View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by masterofboing View Post
    Hello all. Just wondering if anyone here has been charged by Verizon for using Wifi Tether a little TOO much? I know that on the Blackberry side of things, if you tether without their consent/knowledge/whatever, and they see you've used too much data, they'll slap some charges on you. So I'm wondering if anyone here's had that problem, or, basically, how much is too much to be using on Wifi Tether before getting charged or caught?
    If you're concerned about your wifi tether usage, then maybe you've been using it too much. Nobody has come forward to my knowledge who owns a Droid and said they got busted for using wifi tether, but there are some who have posted about using the wifi tether to play XBox Live games...that's simply asking for trouble. My recommendation is if you're going to use it, use common sense and use it sparingly or when you really need to use it and you should be fine.
    Haha ... xbox? geeze its wayy to slow to run an online game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xX-DROIDinator-Xx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan1600Rider View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by masterofboing View Post

    Um, actually, quite the opposite. I've been too nervous to use it because I'm afraid of hefty fines.
    I've only used it to see if wifi tether works after I switch ROM's, and last Friday when we were on a day trip of 500 miles total, and my wife had her iPod Touch and I said "hey, you know you can check your e-mail and Facebook now", and when she said "no" so I enabled the wifi tether on the Droid...well, after 5 months of Droid ownership she FINALLY found a reason to share the Droid love with me. She probably used it for about one hour total. I'm just over 5 GB for this month so far, last month I did no wifi tether and used almost 9 GB, so there's no red flags going up.
    I take it that you have the "unlimited" data plan? I read that the "unlimited" data plan isn't really unlimited. Verizon stated before the DROID came out that those with this plan has to stay under the 5Gb cap they put on it or they will be charged like an extra $30 bucks, but you said you went up to 9Gb and no extra charge. Maybe they are just bluffing.

    Here is the link >>> www.networkworld.com/news/.../110509-verizon-droid-tethering.html <<<
    Unlimited is unlimited, there are no caps on data on your Android device.
    Thank you to all who have served or are serving our great country. You're always in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan1600Rider View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by masterofboing View Post
    Hello all. Just wondering if anyone here has been charged by Verizon for using Wifi Tether a little TOO much? I know that on the Blackberry side of things, if you tether without their consent/knowledge/whatever, and they see you've used too much data, they'll slap some charges on you. So I'm wondering if anyone here's had that problem, or, basically, how much is too much to be using on Wifi Tether before getting charged or caught?
    If you're concerned about your wifi tether usage, then maybe you've been using it too much. Nobody has come forward to my knowledge who owns a Droid and said they got busted for using wifi tether, but there are some who have posted about using the wifi tether to play XBox Live games...that's simply asking for trouble. My recommendation is if you're going to use it, use common sense and use it sparingly or when you really need to use it and you should be fine.
    Haha ... xbox? geeze its wayy to slow to run an online game.
    Someone was saying that their XBox was not lagging when playing online games, which I found hard to believe myself.
    Thank you to all who have served or are serving our great country. You're always in my thoughts and prayers.

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    I tried to wifi tether I tried to wifi tether xbox live a little earlier today and contrary to everyones beliefs it does not use much data at all. Just around 5mb down 3mb up. Yes it does lag a little but of course that is expected. Although i did stay in the 2-4 bar range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xX-DROIDinator-Xx View Post
    I take it that you have the "unlimited" data plan? I read that the "unlimited" data plan isn't really unlimited. Verizon stated before the DROID came out that those with this plan has to stay under the 5Gb cap they put on it or they will be charged like an extra $30 bucks, but you said you went up to 9Gb and no extra charge. Maybe they are just bluffing.

    Here is the link >>> www.networkworld.com/news/.../110509-verizon-droid-tethering.html <<<
    It's an unlimited data plan just like the broadband plan you have on your PC. Just don't be a MOD EDIT and use it to play Xbox Live or download torrents.
    Last edited by Vulcan1600; 03-28-2010 at 10:55 AM.
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