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So i have usb tethered from my droid x to my mac and have full interntet capabilities and never received a popup of any sorts about needing to sign up for an extra feature.
Anyone else do this with out repercussion?
Im using PDAnet on my droid x (unrooted) and its works great. Also i did purchase the full version so i wouldnt have to worry about it later. I tried the mobile hotspot but got so fed up with it dropping connection every few minutes. I did notice somewhere that someone mentioned that if verizon notices you are using more data than a usual phone may use, they can flag your account. I would hate to be in a legal battle with verizon. I will continue to use tethering but it is a little scary.
Altho wifi tether is available on the DX, I prefer to use simple USB tether for one simple reason. I spend lots of time online - so my phone needs to be charged. If I'm going to plug my phone into my laptop to charge it, I might as well use the same wire to do the tethering!
I recommend easytether since I find it more relaiable (and cheaper) than pdanet. I link my second laptop the first one with either a wifi connection using my router, or with an adhoc connection. I like the router route better since that lets me connect to my printer thru either laptop.
I am completely untechnical with this Motorola Droid X and don't know anything about rooting, (at least not the way y'all mean it here!).
However, with a $6 Bluetooth usb dongle I used to use with a previous phone, I just 'wirelessly tethered' my laptop and Droid and got online quickly and easily using the built in Bluetooth Personal Area Networking and Dial up Networking. My Bluetooth dongle came with BlueSoleil software which isn't exactly intuitive but once set up is easy to use and connect with the phone. I'd used it previously with a Treo 650 and a Treo Pro, (both also Alltel/Verizon), and now found it useable with my Droid X.
It wasn't blazingly fast but certainly adequate for my needs. I was able to check email, watch a YouTube video, do an online banking transaction, etc.
For my limited use this will work fine and may for others, too. As I recall, I bought the Bluetooth USB dongle at CompUSA.
I hope that's helpful.