Okay, so I LOVE my phone... I do... It's my second smartphone and I was rocking a D1 before - just learned to root and do the ROM-ing thing about a month ago. I never did learn how to do the tethering thing with my D1 - I don't really know if it was possible to do a mobile hotspot kind of thing with my rooted D1 but it doesn't really matter now that I've moved up to the Rezound. Now that I have it, I now have access to officially do the mobile hotspot thing with this phone but shame on me for not doing any research about it in the first place - I had NO idea that it would cost extra to use the mobile hotspot app that is installed on this phone. I already have unlimited data and I thought it would just work off of that but noooooooo... again, like I said, shame on me... can't fault anyone but myself for not knowing.
So, I have a wifi only Xoom and I was interested in using the hotspot thing for my Xoom when I'm away from home but I cannot see paying $20 for 2g a month for something I would rarely use - the apps that I can find are typically USB tethering only, which only works if you want to share the connection with a laptop or PC - there's no way to link the Xoom with the phone via USB (that I know of anyway). I've used PDAnet on my D1 for the Xoom and that worked kind of okay I guess... Haven't tried it between the Rezound and Xoom yet but I got mixed results with that anyway so......
Since we don't have a permanent root solution yet, is there something else that would fit the bill for the occasional use that I am referring to? Do you guys know of a reliable solution or is vzw the way to go? Does anyone actually pay to use the mobile hotspot feature? Seems like PDAnet would probably be my best bet... $20 for 2g every month seems a little steep for how little use I would get out of it. I guess I could justify paying more on top of what I spend per month for service if I did a pay as I go kind of thing... And as for the rooting thing, I doubt I'll root this phone until I get closer to my next upgrade and it's performance becomes unbearable, like I did with my D1.
What do you guys think?