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Thread: Verizon Plans to Stop Unsanctioned Tethering that Uses Unofficial Apps

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    Verizon Plans to Stop Unsanctioned Tethering that Uses Unofficial Apps


    About a week or so ago, AT&T announced that they would be forcing customers who use unofficial apps and hacks for unsanctioned tethering to pay more. They further have begun threatening to cancel grandfathered unlimited data plans on the AT&T network if users didn't stop using "illegal" tethering. It appears that Verizon is following AT&T's example and will soon be employing some of the same tactics.

    We have actually already started seeing this from Verizon previously. If they catch users using unsanctioned tethering they redirect them from whatever page they are trying to visit to a Verizon page that offers official tethering for $20 more monthly. From what reports indicate, they are now going to be making this "more official", and may consider further actions. The only bright side is that Verizon's unlimited official tethering is considerably cheaper than the $45 dollar monthly charge on AT&T.

    It's probably not surprising, but what do you guys think of this development?

    Source: SlashGear
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    Inevitable ....stop using your phone as an ISP!!!

    end of line...
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    NooooooooooooOOooooooooo!

    Eh, but really, I use the tethering on my D2 like maybe 2 times a year, and only in the car traveling. I certainly won't pay $20 a month just for that.
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    I will continue to find ways around it.
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    I am more concerned that they can actually detect me doing this, than the actions they take following. How do they know? Are they monitoring my phone to see what app I am running? I have a problem with that.
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    someone make an app that masks the IP of whatever site youre visiting to show up as the facebook app... that way even if verizon was like "hmm this guy used 42 gigs of facebook.apk..lets give him a call" and you'd be like "get off my jock, i just like facebook a lot"
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    The people using it as an ISP have ruined it for the people who just want to do it every now and again. Ah, well. It was nice while it lasted.
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    i dont use it that much but i did use it somtimes when there was no wifi for my laptop its my data i shouldnt half to pay more to teather
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sqube View Post
    The people using it as an ISP have ruined it for the people who just want to do it every now and again. Ah, well. It was nice while it lasted.
    and they couldnt care less about it either
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    I guarantee you they would have done this whether there were people using it as an ISP or not. The bottom line is people are using a service that Verizon feels you should pay for, for free.
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