Tether Madness!!!!!!!

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  1. jimmyco2008

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    So I've asked before, but didn't really get much of a response from people.. My question is, does anyone use PdaNet or EasyTether (or root wi-fi hotspot) to use their Android phone as a primary source of internet? How much data do you use per month? And has Big Red even contacted you regarding your data use (or overuse)?
     
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    I use easy tether (only when my power goes out). there isn't really any way (at least that I'm aware of) that Verizon can track phone internet vs. tethered internet.

    You should be safe.
     
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    Good to hear! I guessing I will use about 15GB/month phone and computer combined... Interesting to see if I get a threat call from Big Red.
     
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    lol.... wow, I predict this thread going down hill very quickly.... lol


    BUT.... with that said, I tether and have cancelled my home inet completly. I did that in June. Haven't had any issues because I HAVE UNLIMITED DATA!!!11 lol

    but here we go though.... people are about to start saying
    "it's a violation of your T.O.S. and Verizon can cancel you and charge you Early termination fees" <----(but they can't ever show one time that this has happened)

    "it's going to lead to tiered pricing"

    "you'll get a 18K bill" (and they'll link a story from a dumbphone back in 2003 like it's the same thing

    So tether away... stream videos, play your PS3.... Verizon doesn't care
     
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    Verizon cares and if they KNOW you're tethering they'll nail you hard. However, there's no cap on your data and they don't look into things too carefully for the most part.

    Let me say this again -- there is no cap on data through your Droid whatever unless you use the built-in hotspot feature.
     
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    <----- used 250 gigs of data tethering. still clean. havent been contacted or throttled service or anything.
     
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    I have used both EasyTether and PDAnet, both worked well but not enough to get rid of my home internet completely.

    Now Wireless tether I have no idea about, in order to use it would you have to use it while 3G Mobile Hotspot is also on? I'd like to try it but have no idea on how it works, just recently rooted my D2.

    To the OP, forgive me if my post went off topic. If I were to get rid of my home internet it would only be if I could run all of my WiFi devices. So I figured I ask.

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    3g mobile hotspot isn't even in the picture. All you have to do is root, flash chevys or slayhers kernal, download app, and then start the app. Simple dancedroid
     
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    PDAnet

    I use PDAnet because it is the only tether that will enable me to connect to my corp VPN. I have not been charged a tether fee and do not intend to, since VZN corp told me that tethering was not an option on the Devour. (So stupid... How could a smart phone not have the option to tether?) I use it form my primary source of internet for work. I'm on line 2-4hrs a day uploading and downloading data nearly the entire time. I tried EasyTether, but could not connect to my VPN, plus, I think it was a little slower than PDAnet (JMO).
     
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    My vzw contact told me that they are not going after people who tether. He roots and tethers his phone and said not to worry about it. He is very high in the business channel so I tend to believe him.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
     
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    In my opinion, the amount of data used from people illegally tethering is minimal and immaterial to Verizon's data network (in the larger scope of things). The majority of people doing this are dedicated Droid fans who take the time to research and stay on top of things.

    It would probably cost Verizon more to put safeguards against this than anything gained from stopping it. On a grand scale, the amount of data clogging Verizon's network is not due to illegal tethering and probably won't even put a dent in it. If in the future this become prevalent and affects their network, you can bet they'll control it.

    And don't be fooled by those who say "Verizon has no way to know"! I'm an old IT guy who left the field a long time ago, but I'm sure there's something in the 7-layer OSI model to allow Verizon to determine where the data request is coming from and how it can be distinguished from the phone. And if there isn't, I'm sure a modification to our phone (via an update) will help them make this change. Sure, there will always be hacks around it, but they can make it so cumbersome that only a few of the die hards will continue while the majority will give up. Again, I'm not saying this will happen anytime soon as the extra data used to illegal tethers are immaterial!
     
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