tethering

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    How do I enable tethering on my Moto Droid running 2.1 or is it something I have to wait for when 2.2 become available for the Moto Droid?
     
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    have to wait for 2.2 for an official VZW approved tether app. but you can root your 2.1 and do it that way....
     
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    You can tether by using a program called PDANet. I've used it myself and was impressed
     
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    does that require "rooting"? i came across many issues when i jailbroke my iphone and i don't want the same thing to happen to my droid
     
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    No, pdanet and easy-tether from the market do not require root access.
     
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    sweet! will i see any sort of extra charges for using on of those apps?
     
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    There is a one time fee for each app. Be careful about excessive data usage, there is still some debate on whether VZW will charge if you use massive amounts of data each month. Torrents probably aren't a good idea.
     
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    looked at both of the apps and they both seem to be about equal. there's actually free versions of the two. the only difference between the free and the pay for apps is that the pay for apps allow you to access "https" address where as the free ones do not.

    there was also one negative review about PDANet... it says that it's "free for a limited time." any truth to this?
     
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