Palm Pre does... Why doesn't our Droid?

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  1. PowerPlayGraphix

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    The new ads for the Verizon Palm Pre mentions it being a "mobile hotspot for up to 5 devices". Why is Verizon allowing this for no extra charge and not offering it on Droid? I know the phone could handle it if the Pre can. Verizon needs to offer it for us too.
     
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    wow, its free on the palm? then we should get it too. but, maybe they feel sorry for that pitiful phone
     
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    It's entirely possible that Palm is footing the bill for this....
     
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    I can use my droid as a hotspot via wifi tether...
     
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    ...and they never say it's free or included without extra cost.
     
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    ;:) My droid does
     
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    In my memory, you have to pay for extra data plan for the hotspot.

    That's what I heard from Verizon, 3 weeks ago
     
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    same here.... wifi-tethering :icon_ banana: for FREE
     
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    Extra 40 bucks for the wifi tethering.
     
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    Your droid could, I know this because mine does:)
     
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    mine does, for the price of on the house
     
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    The Pre supports its use as a wifi hotspot, not simply tethering for a single device. However, the feature is clearly aimed at providing a unique sales benefit for the device. It's called a marketing strategy.