Is utilizing the internet through your phone and cable on your laptop legal?

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    According to Verizon TOS? Seems to good to be true. How did I not know about this?
     
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    I don't understand your question.

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    Its $20 a month, it should prompt you

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    There's always the option of rooting your phone and doing it for free...though Verizon does look down upon that option but how would they know? Lol

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    If you pay their tethering fee is does not violate their Terms of Service. I you steal the service, it does violate their terms of service. I don't there's a "legality" issue, just an issue with violating a contract you signed.
     
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    I think the way they will catch you is if you use like 39 gigs.

    I'm SqLite hacked but I chose to subscribe to Wi-Fi tether because I didn't want to loose grandfather unlimited.


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    The OP is talking about USB tethering, not Wifi hotspot. USB tethering never prompts you for anything, it just connects your PC to the internet. At least the USB tethering built into the Bionic's OS doesn't; not sure about the Droid 2.
     
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    It's a good way to lose your phone service if you're caught.
     
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    Not sure if they go that far, I've heard they usually just charge you either a fee or charge for their official tethering package

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    It is Verizilegal provided you pay for tethering. However, not paying for it is not.

    Rooting is also Verizilegal (this is different from warrantylegal) provided you don't circumvent any of the TOS restrictions. i.e. tethering without paying for it.

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    Basically, pay for it or hack and get it for free. I haven't heard about anyone losing their unlimited data or their phone service yet. And trust me, you would probably hear about it long before you or I would possibly be affected by it.
    JMO, don't bash me for it. These types of threads tend to end of with some broken beer bottles....

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    Oh, wait, you mean to tell me you need to know the question now?
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    It is against VZW TOS to root your phone, period.

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    Rooting in itself does not violate the TOS. However, it does void your warranty

    If you don't do anything that is against the TOS with the rooted device: stealing apps, tethering without paying for it, preventing Verizon from exercising its rights over the software on your phone, etc. Then you are perfectly within the TOS minus your warranty.

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    Per the TOS: "What Are Verizon Wireless' Rights to Limit or End Service or End this Agreement?"

    "(d) modify your device from its manufacturer's specifications;"

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/...GREEMENT&jspName=footer/customerAgreement.jsp

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    That's a very broad statement...I'm not sure that rooting falls under this though because technically wouldn't installing any app "change your device from it's manufacturer's specifications"? It didn't come pre-installed so technically it would be different from the manufacturer's specifications
    If rooting violated your TOS, then why wouldn't Verizon pursue all the rooted users and penalize them to basically end rooting period?

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