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Does the DX2 kernel have unauthorized tether monitor ?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X2' started by StDevious, May 23, 2011.

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    Did VZW find a way to monitor unauthorized tethering from apps like PDANet on this phone ?
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    I was about to ask the same thing.
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    Yes, perhaps not in the Kernel, but it can be seen. I would refrain from using these programs, they directly violate your T&C's. I have seen a handful of customers in my location that have been shut off for using them.
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    It's only in necessity that I have had to use them like moving places now and internet won't be on for another 3-4 days and been travelling in off the grid places where 3g is the best way to get internet.
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    Then you should get add tethering on the times that you are traveling. $20 for 2gb isn't that bad to keep it legit.
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    So your not supposed to tether?

    I just got the X2 friday night and was messing around with it and saw some tether app on the market and tried it out for a minute.

    I thought if stuffs on the market its alright to use. But is that not the case?
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    The market is not monitored in that way...you can find stuff there to root phones, tether, and do other things that may violate your contract/terms, etc.
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    Ohh okay.
    Better not use it then.
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    From another thread, but it is fitting.



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    Yeah, that is probably the finance dude from VZW that is about to screw people with tiered data ;) All they had to do was throttle heavy users, but instead using it as a lame excuse to screw folks more (2% of users result in dinging everybody- makes sense....). They are leveraging their coverage map at our expense. VZW execs can smell their fiscal year bonus :icon_eek:

    Let us see folks view on Hotspot fees when tiered kicks in.
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    Last I checked, Verizon is not a not for profit company. Of course they make money off your service. Do you complain that Nike turns a profit when you buy new shoes as well? If teired data comes, you can blame the abusers found all over this forum. If you are one of them, thanks for contributing. I am amazed at seeing posts of users going upwards of 10-20gb a month. That is ridiculous, and they should be charged for using it in excess. If it were just on their device that would be one thing, but its quite obvious its not.

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    Damn those capitalists!! ;-)

    With capitalism you gotta take the "good" with the "bad" (each being in the eye of the beholder...).
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    Umm.. the X2 has Wifi tethering and USB tethering built in, and it's not restricted. I turned on the Wifi for a few minutes the other day to test it. Doesn't ask you about billing or anything, so I assume it's free until I get a bill that has a fee on it and then I'll call Verizon and ***** for an unwarranted charge on my account and have it removed.
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    There is free tethering for the 4G devices until next month (16th I believe) so that might have transferred over to the X2 as well. After that date it will not work.
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    I was just about to ask about that. I was checking around in my phone and noticed that.
    Anyone know if I need to download anything to tether my laptop this way? gonna try this out when I get home. See if I can connect my laptop via wifi as well.

    I also noticed you can connect to an actual wifi signal with your x2, then if you watch a streaming movie you dont have to buffer as much
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    Well I turned on the hotspot wifi, named the connection and made password for it.

    Connected to it with my laptop and it brought me to a verizon page saying I need to sign up for the hotspot.

    Tried getting the tether going but didnt really seem to work. I saw that its for windows Vista and later and my laptop is XP.
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    The difference is that Verizon (power company to use your analogy) is telling us that we pay for electric service, but we can't use that new fridge we just bought. You need to pay more per month to plug that into the wall. Data is data.
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    First, I did not write it I quoted it. Second, no its not. Did you sign your contract? Yes, or you wouldn't have service. Did your contract outline the rules of use on the data? Yes. So are you stealing, yes. No matter how you look at it, your "data is data" is wrong.
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    You are stealing.. You are stealing the data you have already paid for, but stealing.. It confuses me too..

    LOTS of ways to look at it..

    Think about if you paid for water that you are allowed to drink, but you would have to pay a special fee if you wanted to wash your clothes with it..

    Imagine if you had unlimited cable internet, but if you wanted access to Google, you'd have to pay a special fee.. If you wanted to use your service for YouTube, you pay another fee.. Now you have UNLIMITED internet, as long as you go where they tell you that you have access to.. AND this fee is going to your cable provider for the DATA, not to Google or YouTube as a service fee.. But paying for the data only that is already paid for.. If the website charged a fee that would be extra still..

    It's a very bad sign of thing to come..


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    exactly!!!!!
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