Simple poll question

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by Larry_ThaGr81, Apr 29, 2011.

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How do you feel about Verizon removing the tethering apps from the Android market?

Poll closed May 31, 2011.
  1. Good move!

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  2. Bad move!

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  3. I can live with or without it.

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  4. What's tethering?

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  1. BigMcGuire

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    Same here. I don't care about Tethering. I used it once or twice with my Droid 1 when I was on an IT repair job and didn't have WiFi. I can see how Verizon wants to stop those users from tethering 160+GB, so I think this is good. Rather than move to tiered data, start doing stuff like this. Yeah, you guys pay for $30 for unlimited 3G/4G but that's on your PHONE. The infrastructure for wireless data for your phone is simple, you can't download that much. Now tethering with a PC, you're going to have 10x+ data which is 10x stress on the 3g/4g networks. That's why they're limiting and charging more for tethering. I'll gladly pay for tethering even if I only use it a little. $20 is nothing when I'm working 2 jobs and need a feature like this.

    My main concern is, if I'm paying for tethering, I'd like to use my own tethering app, but ultimately, I'm paying to use Verizon's service, so if they want me to use their tethering app, OK, Fine.

    Hateslinger - I've tethered for about 2 mins on my Thunderbolt and it didn't get hot hot, but didn't have enough time to. On my Droid 1, it would get to 45C easy just by tethering websites lightly.
     
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    They're all available to me...and I'm on Verizon...?

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    Not available to me either.

    I don't really have a need to tether but it is b.s for Verizon to try to double charge you for data.
     
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    No 10charact
     
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    No also
    10char

    Sent from my BAMFed out Thunderboltiit
     
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    I don't get why they did it. If you have a rooted phone you obviously have the know how to just download a tethering app from another source.
     
  7. Larry_ThaGr81

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    ^^That's true!
     
  8. Larry_ThaGr81

    Larry_ThaGr81 Active Member

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    What does 10char and 10charact mean?
     
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    Posts must be at least ten characters long, so if your post is less than that you can add 10 char at the end to meet the requirement.

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    I noticed my D1 would get a little warm while tethering. My D2G on the other hand I haven't noticed any difference in operation.
    I do travel alot, and because I am not home much, I don't see a point in paying for any home services that can't be suspended. Though of course I don't tether much, only what I would do on my phone anyway, just with the convenience of a keyboard. I don't play WOW or anything, just work and stuff like that. Though I did tether my PS3 to check out the network and test Netflix. It does still work, btw, even though you have to log in, you just hit cancel when it fails and you go to it like normal.
    Also, does anyone have an opinion on the potential hit on the network when Netflix rolls out for Android? Because my wife uses it ALL the time on her iPhone and racks up considerably more data than I ever have tethering.

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    Meh. It's worth it to pay for the tethering IMO because now I can cancel my internet card once its contract is up. Until I root, then I won't pay. But hey, I use a service I'll pay for it.
     
  12. Natey2

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    Maybe Verizon is going to offer their tethering app in the Market, and doesn't want any competition :^)

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