Rooting/Tethering

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    I read the sitcky thread about rooting and why it can be beneficial I some what understand it.

    I also see that I can tether my phone to my Incredible but it will charge me a fee per month.

    So I gather from the info provided that if I root my Droid Incredible that I can then tether my laptop via phone as the modem to connect to the internet and I will no longer be charged the fee since my phone is rooted??

    If so then once the phone is rooted How do I tether it to my laptop?

    Thanks for the help
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    Root isn't needed for that, and--root access is in its very, very early phases. Not a lot can be done with it just yet. There is also a chance you can mess up your phone.
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    Thanks for the info. I read through how to root and i think I will currently pass untill a simplier way to root it is avilable. not too interested in paying 100 for a newphone. You say root is not needed tether to your laptop for free?? If not would you mind explaining how to do this or provide a link.

    Thanks
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    Check out pdanet on the market. It won't do https for free, but otherwise it will. Keep in mind its a violation against Verizon's TOS.
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    Great thanks. 2 different ones came up both free one called Easy Tether Lite has a paid app which allows for Https. Stupid question I am sure what are Https?

    and just to be sure if i use this through this way I wont be charged verizon 30.00 fee for tehtering??
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    https is secured sites like if you were going to buy something online, etc.
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    Many people tether without getting charged, but there is no guarantee. Verizon can tell you are tethering if they really want to, and they can charge you much more than $30 for it if they really wanted. As I said though, a lot of people do it and don't get charged. You will probably be fine as long as you don't use a ton of data (like using it as your main internet connection for your laptop or downloading a lot of videos/music/other big files).
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    Thanks again for the help, Tried it out it works great. Nice to use on the long Trips
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    The main nice thing about rooting/tethering is that the rooted tether app is a wireless tether/hotspot type connection. so you can share it with others too. no need to connect your phone to a usb cord.... it the only reason i root....
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