7291.20MB of data on each of the phones for a grand total of ~22367MB monthly. Those numbers are from running the analysis tool on vzw.com on the my usage tab.
If there is a problem with Verizon not being able to meet the demands of data to their customers....its VERIZONS fault. They should invest in better infrastructure to support their customers needs. The percentage of folks using tethering as the ISP for their home computers...etc..is very small. And the data usage on those accounts will be more than noticable. I use over 5 gb last month on just my phone...thats w/o tethering. Thats mostly pandora radio, netflix, internet surfing and downloads. This is also in conjuction with the wifi connection at home. 5gb may seem like a lot to someone who has a 2gb plan...but for a 4g device...its not that much and can easily be reached w/o tethering...or even rooting. The largest congestion of data is too many customers on one outpost. Period.
And like I said already...if they aggressively went after people who use large amounts of data...like 15gb or more a month....they are obviously doing something to reach that. Handle the folks using it as their ISP.
I believe I should not be charged a tether fee if I use reasonable amounts of data doing so. If I havent used my phone that much and only have like 1-2 gb of data...and take my wifi xoom with me on a road trip and want to watch netflix on the way (or my kids anyway), then I dont feel I should have to pay them fees to do so. I have not used data excessively. Its punishing those who dont abuse.
As for me. Im not asking for your opinions on the matter. And Im not asking what verizons stance on the matter is. Im simply telling what I think it should be. If you disagree....great. I dont really care if you do or not.
I agree with you that we should be able to use our data any way we want. If unlimited means 5g, then we should be able to use it on any device we wish. If they want to go after people who go into excessive usage, fine, even though I still think selling unlimited and then reducing your speed when you go past unlimited? is a bit of um, false advertising.
Right now if I used 30GB on just my phone, I would get throttled, so why am I paying extra for unlimited?
I dont get why people are still arguing over ethics and semantics of verizons business model. They dont care about what they should do to benefit their customers. Its more important how much money can and will be exploited from current and new customers based on marketability. And google has said in the past that they are giving carriers this privilege to lock or unlock the tethering feature. Im certain tethering is locked when you get the GNEX and you will need a tethering plan to use it. It doesnt make sense for verizon to release the Gnex without locking the tethering feature because that would mean a huge selling point for it compared to other phones. Also being "pure google" doesnt mean you get tethering unlocked.
THE TOPIC TITLE IS MISLEADING. i dont see anywhere in the link posted that is says root is not required. The OP just trolled you all.
You say in one sentence you're not advocating people use it as an ISP then in the next sentence say they should be able to use it for tasks that are exactly what a person uses an ISP at home for.
BTW, I quoted your words, that's not twisting them the last time I checked. Thanks.