new droid owner with some questions

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    Hello all, I was wondering today if I take my laptop with me, and plug the droid to it, do i get the internet that the droid uses? I remember hearing this type of thing from before for other phones and figured it might work for my phone. This is my first time with a high tech phone, so please forgive all the noobish questions.
    because next semester i plan on attending a school far away, where my computer wont be next to me at all times.

    Thanks all
    Charley
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    Lookup motorola droid pc tethering and you'll get all the information you need.
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    ok, i thought it was tethering, but was unsure.

    are there any drawbacks to the 2.1 version? is it easily reversible back to 2.0? does the gps feature still not work for 2.1?
    Charley
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    I have no idea I'm still waiting for my phone to arrive in the mail.. I'm new as well
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    Why wouldent gps work lol? No there are no drawbacks to 2.1, only upgrades. You cant go back to 2.0.1 unless you get into rooting and flashing SBF files. But there is no reason to go back anyway.

    You can tether with an app called PDA net from the market as well as other free alternatives, just search tethering in the market. Be warned though, tethering violates your contract and if Verizon finds out you are tethering they will charge you for the data that was transfered. Ive personally never heard of this actually happening but its a warning..just dont go downloading a bunch of DVD's off the internet.
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    Doesn't verizon include wireless tethering with their new version of android? Just curious on why tethering would violate the contract.. $30/month is no small fee as it is.
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    No its not Included, its Optional. Verizon offers a $30/month add on plan called Mobile Broadband Connect that is required for tethering which is separate from your Smartphone Data Plan. By using the tethering without that plan it is a violation of your TOS and they WILL charge you for the data you used (and it wont be cheap) and can cancel your service and probably charge you an Early Termination Fee.

    All we are saying is be careful how much you use it because it can come back and bite ya in the butt if you aren't paying for it.
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    Ah okay I wasn't aware of that Mobile Broadband Connect. Thanks for the good info
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    Yep its an extra $30/month on top of the $30/month you pay for your smartphone data plan. If you travel a lot and need internet it actually isn't a bad deal.