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    I rooted my phone about a week ago, yesterday I got a call from verizon saying that they pretty much know what I have done and its voided the warranty and the only way to unvoid the warranty is to send the phone in and have them reset it. What should I do? Also, I have a 600 dollar phone bill this month for some reason and have no idea why, could rooting it be the problem? Would they charge for that?
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    You can't be serious

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    Maybe the OTA 2.1 update has been downloading constantly and you haven't noticed which makes Verizon think you are tethering?
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    My phone is 2.1 rooted, I have only tethered once and that was with my friends who has an iPhone and had no service so i let them use my 3G for about 20 minutes.
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    Check your data usage for the past week and see if there are any abnormal things.
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    I have an unlimited data plan and unlimited text plan.
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    Unlimited data really isn't "unlimited" so please check because Verizon can determine if you are tethering if you have a mass usage of data.
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    I have used 113mb of data. I dont see that as being too much considering the only thing I really do on it is check on here and download stuff from the market. I mostly use my home wifi.
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    :rofl2::rofl2::popcorn:

    let me throw another one in there. :rofl2:

    There is no way they can tell that you are rooted with out you telling them or showing them your device. Pdanet and easytether work on stock devices as well as rooted.
    Seriously they have other issues to worry about other then calling people to tell them they think they rooted their phone, like getting them back ordered incredibles in.
    The only way they care about what you are doing is if you are tethering your device and using it to download a lot of movies. Then they will ask and assume you are tethering.
    You are probably the first they called to tell you that they know you are "rooted".
    All the people that unrooted to exchange their messed up phone, and you the "only one" they snooped out. Hey big red is really cracking down on rooters.
    If you think people should not root just say it, other wise calm down on the weird stories.
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    I'm honestly not joking, I work for a Funeral Service and it is a business phone on a business plan, I'm all for rooting, which is why I have a rooted phone with bugless beat v1.1 and smoked glass on my phone right now sitting in front of me. My boss confronted me about this after getting a call from verizon telling him my phone is no longer under warranty because overclocking it can lead to over heating and they are not responsible for that. The main thing I am concerned with is why I have a 600 dollar phone bill this month. I havent done anything to get my bill that high. I have tethered it once for 20 minutes and all that was done during that was to play songs on youtube. I do not appreciate your very unhelpful comment. I posted here with a question looking for an answer, not that.
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    It is impossible for them to know you are rooted and overclocked.

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    Then why did I get a call from them telling me my warranty is voided?
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    Unroot to stock and clean your device by ensuring your root folders are removed.
    As far as rooting I would think they have to prove it because there is no way possible they can tell, unless your business has the phone monitored. I would not root a business device any way. And again it would be real tough to prove that you are rooted. Rooting has nothing to do with tethering. And they can not determine what your phone is clocked at.
    Now they can guess that you are tethering if you are burning through a lot of bandwidth.

    I am sorry, I just dont see how they could determine or why they would care, even if you are a business. Unless your boss got ahold of your phone and took it to vzw.
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    First you said you got the call and then it was your boss and now its you again. Either way I dont believe it but thats just my opinion

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    I am bored tonight but thats beside the point. I'm not someone who would just make this up.

    I do think our phones are set to be monitored but even if thats the case thats supposed to be for my boss to see, not Verizon. Would they even be allowed to look at any of that?
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    unless you take it to them I do not see how. They can assume/guess by having people coming on to forums like this to determine the percentage of users who root. But that would be used to get the method and close the door.
    As far as knowing what your paticular device is doing....I just dont see it. Too many people who thought they bricked their phones, from rooting, were able to exchange it. THat is why I do not see how big red have the time or is willing to pay the resource to track people down who root. It would be both costly, a waste of time, and bad for PR. Because consumers will lash out saying "if you are ease dropping on that, what else are you ease dropping on". Naw I dont see it. Sorry, call me a skeptic.
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    is it your number on the bill? is someone trying to play a joke on you? and got your boss in on it?
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    I can see if someone racked up over 5gigs of data, it might throw up a red flag but not enough to get a call accusing you of rooting a phone. He hasn't tethered so I can't see any way of knowing he has root access. I have been to 3 local stores since I got my droid and in every one there has been an employee with a rooted phone. They can't keep their employees from having a rooted phone in their store but they have the ability to see if we are? I don't think so
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    Any idea why my billl would be 600 dollars then? I just checked again, unlimited data and texting and ony about 275 of my 2100 minutes are used. Could this be a mistake on Verizons part?
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    is it a business account or regular. because if you using it for business and all your lines are on there then it will be 600. Other then that you should not have that high of a bill
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