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Is tethering ok on the Droid?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by n813ca, Mar 29, 2010.

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    Am I going to get screwed by Verizon
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    Nah you'll be good. With 1000++ people doing it I think you're good
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    Technically is it ok? No, technically it's evil and morally repugnant and every time you tether, God kills a kitten. At least that's gonna be VZW's official position.

    Will they catch you? Most likely not, unless you do nothing all day but watch streaming movies and stuff like that.
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    LOL. Good one.
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    So far the answer is "No"

    So far I have been able to tether away, with no warnings, or other propositions from Verizon. Though that is always subject to change. Getting ready to cancel my unlimited text, now that GV text are real time now :icon_ banana::icon_ devil::rockon:
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    so does anyone use their droid/tether as their main source for internet for their home?
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    Main source of internet...no. But when I have no internet due to me being out and about, driving (not me of course), and powers out (always awesome to be able to get on the internet when no one else in the house has power lol), I do use it. I would NOT use it as the primary internet unless you want a call from VZW for all of the bandwidth youre using.
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    I am currently, but only because my internet will be down until Thursday.

    I won't be able to play MW2 or get the new map pack coming out tomorrow, but I guess I can wait a few days to play a game that completely annoys me :p
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    Know this is off-topic but I just had to say I feel the exact same way. Never have I hated yet loved a game as strongly as I do MW2 :biggrin:
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    Why don't u just play via teather?
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    Assuming he could even connect, he'd be dead by the time he saw the bad guy shooting at him. FPS games are all about ping.
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    I will be attending a National Guard school from the first of next month till eight May. Will be doing some I expect limited, tethering since I can do most of what I want to do on the phone itself.

    Hopefully I wont get slapped down.

    Will report when I get back.
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    Not true...I play all the time and do just fine
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    Just checked my ping on my phone. 155ms. Not something I'd want to play a shooter on, unless I was a masochist.
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    How do you tether? I recently got the Moto Droid. What kind of apps or equipment do I need?

    Andy
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    that's what i thought...but i had hoped that just maybe someone out there was crazy enough to try as their main source all the time and stream netflix and all that..:) oh, well...i'm happy to have it for when i'm away from wifi
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    you can tether when you root your droid...or you can also try PDAnet, it has a free trial in the market but you have to attach either usb cord or bluetooth. you don't have to be rooted to use PDAnet.

    if you're wondering about rooting, check here http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...-phone-2-1-rom-o-c-mm-boot-animation-etc.html
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    keep us posted...and good luck in National Guard school!
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    To answer the OP's question, the answer is NO! It is not OK. The only people allowed to tether their droids are those who use the search function and read the 50 other threads in which the question is answered. :)
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    I play MW2 tethering using VZW mobile broadband everyday and have no problem (Data usage or lag) I average 1.5 to 2Gb a month, just don't download a lot of game content from the market. Haven't been able to get PDA net and Xbox live to work though.
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