Tethering?

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    Have you heard any rumors of MiFi being a possible feature down the road? It was something that was floating around another forum because I believe a verizon rep shot a pic of the spec and it had "adhoc - but disabled" on it
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    oh yeah!
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    Not really heard anything on MiFi-like abilities, but that would be awesome if there was a way...

    I think that would provide a good selling point for the phone though. If VZW offered $30 tethering and allowed the phone to tether wirelessly via WiFi - that'd be a hit!


    In terms of billing the phone would connect to the AAA using the dial up networking NAI (Network Access Identifier). This is how billing could keep an eye on that 5GB cap.

    Only thing in the way is the hardware/software limitations. If it could dial up and connect with a DUN type connection and then transmit that connection through WiFi, then that might work. The phone would still work the same I would think.
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    Oh and I'm not saying I'm for a 5GB limit.. lol.. I think it's stupid to say the least. But just wanted to stay within reality!
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    Yeah I haven't really figured out the 5GB cap. Esp with what the infrastructure looks like on the outside. They should move it up to 10GB now, at least. It has been 5GB for a while now, just seems like a very logical thing to do.

    Unless they finally did move it to another figure.
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    or they could make it unlimited, like they call it.. i could burn through 5GB in a few days if i were downloading music.
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    On the Motorola site under Droid FAQ; "Can I use my phone as a modem?"; Response "No. Unfortunately your phone can not be used as a modem."
    I guess that answers that!
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    Tethering Droid

    I travel a lot into areas where there is no wifi, but broadband is usable. Want to replace my BB with Droid, but being able to use verizon broadband is a must! :confused: Can anyoneclarifyy the mixed comments in this thread or supply some real information? Thanks
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    I don't think the Droid would serve me well as a dial up device. I use a VZW "Unlimited Broadband Access" device for my laptop. I have been lucky enough to not run into the 5GB cap that most new users run into. My account was opened a long time ago. I occasionally go over the 5Gig cap too. But as of today, they still haven't slapped my wrist, but I do think they throttle me down once in a while. I am Using it right now. But only when I am on the road. When I am home I use my High Speed Cable for internet. I would think, if they ever do offer it on the Droid, you would pay full price to use it as a tethered device.
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    Yeah to tether a device with verizon atm, is an extra 30 on top of whatever it is that you are paying currently.
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    59.99 is the going rate for VZW Unlimited Broadband Access. SO when you add it together, this is where you will be.
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    Tethering will not be offered by VZW at launch, but has not be permanently excluded. Currently there is no 3rd party apps supporting the android 2.0 api's. However this is likely to come. When it does it should be about $30 one time vs. $15, $30 or more a month. I suspect VZW will be on the lookout for this usage, and based on their stance on net neutrality, will make you pay with reduced access speed if you tether "unofficially." However, they supposedly support "any device any program" so who knows.... it could get very interesting. So, officially no tethering on the Moto Droid from VZW, but it will certainly come once rooted from third party developers. It will never be in the Android Market.
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    Based on what I'm hearing I'll need to keep my BB as a backup and continue using it to tether until they get the Droid ready.
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    I would guess YES, there will be tethering..

    Weither that is from hacking/jailbreaking the droid

    or

    From an application written for it

    or BOTH.. I'm clueless about.. But I'm positive it will happen as people don't like spendinig Extra money for something they know they can get for free...

    ;)
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    No tethering will kill this phone for me! I can not believe they missed the boat again!!!
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    They didn't miss it persay, it will have it, it has the capability, it's just that the app that verizon uses to track the usage of it, has not been worked out 100%, i would expect to see it within the first month.
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    Does anyone know if this will work with Android 2.0?

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