Tethering with World of Warcraft.

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  1. Darthberg

    Darthberg New Member

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    Quick question if anyone is familiar. I tethered my phone with PDAnet to my laptop and was able to play WoW just fine. I currently have the unlimited data plan, will this affect my bill or make it appear suspicious? From everywhere I looked it seems to be fine. What are your thoughts? Thanks

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    If they looked at the data usage for that timeframe it may look suspect but that should be it.

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    My 12 yr old sister tethered her droid (don't ask) and was playing an online game. Used 9Gb of data and Verizon didn't bat an eyelash

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    If you have the unlimited plan they cant do anything to you. They cant prove that you tethered your phone unless you take it into the store and even then its hard for them to prove it. But wow is going to draw huge data so I would still be careful.
     
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    Actually, if they keep any record of what's going where, it'd be painfully easy for them to know that you're tethering...
     
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    How many customers does Verizon Wireless Network have?

    even if they did keep a record it would be so long and theres so many ppl who are tethering there droids because they pay for it. It would take alot of time and they probably wont do anything. If they did how are you breaching the contract?
     
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    Lots of good insight guys, I appreciate it greatly. It still surprises me that a game of this magnitude can be played smoothly with a tethered internet connection.

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    3g is about the speed of dsl or at least what dsl was 5 years ago.

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    Just a warning to you: Playing WoW when you're teathered is pretty painful. WoW doesn't handle frames too well when your network connection sucks.
     
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    I bet i'm on verizon's hit list!

    Obviously I can't torrent while i'm in college so what do I do?
    Wireless Tether all the way!

    Some days 5Gb straight!
    Other days 8Gb straight!

    I don't even want to look at my data usage!


    However, after about 4Gb the signal starts to go in and out, but after the 7gb mark it seems to stabilize. Weird.

    Anyway going to keep doing it unless Verizon can convince my school that torrents are good. dancedroid
     
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    Well I do everything from my phone, Pandora Radio, email, facebook, twitter, teather, World of Warcraft, streaming pod casts, pretty much absolutely everything that can consume data I use daily. And Verizon has never said a word. Let's hope the trend continues.

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    Nobody has ever been singled out and charged a ton for data from tethering their android phone yet. Notice the last word "yet". If it happens to you, your name and situation for getting busted would be on all the android blogs because you'd be the first from VZW.
     
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    There are 2 clauses in the Customer Agreement that could apply:

    They can cancel service if you

    (e) steal from or lie to us;

    or (the harder one to prove)

    (e) use your Service in a way that negatively affects our network or other customers

    Unless you have an OG Droid, in which case they don't have a legitimate method of tethering, using your phone for tethering/hotspot without the approved package through Verizon could be considered stealing.
     
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    WoW really does not use that much net usage. I play wow all the time at work and by the hour, i only use about 200MB on my droid x. Now, if you are constantly loading the game from the background downloader, it will use ALOT of data, but if everything is already downloaded, its fine. Ive been tethering for months now, and i have never got a notice or anything. So as long as you delete pdanet from your phone before getting serviced, ur fine. If you bring your phone to get worked on and they see it, ive been told by a rep that they automatically charge you for the tethering and slap it on ur account. Good Luck and Happy Killing!
     
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