Use of 3rd part tethering applications prohibited

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  1. kms1325

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    Got this at work today......


    Policy & Eligibilty

    The use of 3rd party tethering applications that circumvent Mobile Broadband Connect is a breach of terms and conditions.

    The terms and conditions for Data Plans and Features: Prohibited Uses states:

    Customers who do not have dedicated Mobile Broadband devices cannot tether other devices to laptops or personal computers for use as wireless modems unless the subscribe to Mobile Broadband Connect.
     
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    Why don t you guys just subscribe to mobile broadband and be done with these silly posts?

    Nate
     
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    As stated in every tethering thread; we know that it is not allowed. That is why if you do it; use common sense and do not eat a lot of bandwith. If you do not feel comfortable or you think you are going to need it to download a bunch of movies, watch hulu, play xbox, then get the tethering plan. If you just check your mail evrynow and then and visit sites you can visit in your phone you will be fine.
     
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    Do you work for vzw or something.
     
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    Pilotcharles, I believe that the O.P. does work for VZW, that's why he/she is sharing that information. I may be wrong though too.
     
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    If so my apologies....but I do not think vzw would feel the need to crack down if we did not have idi....people trying to push it to see how much they can tether before verizon crack down on it. I do not understand why every time something useful comeout to help the casual tetherer use their phone in a power out or a situation where they want to check their mail; some one feels they need to blow it for everyone. Its the party crasher.......every one chilling having fun, then here comes the Tasmanian devil to cause it to get shutdown.
    Any way I think I am done with this subject for awhile.
     
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    I don't know if he is but well, as long as I can ever remember, long before anyone heard the word "android" VZW was doing all they could to prevent tethering unless you were paying for it. Like I learned in the Marines in 1981, it's always that 10% who ruin it for the other 90%.
     
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    PC747 - yeah...i do. Just passing along info that was emailed to us this morning. Thought I would pass it along.
     
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    How is verizon planning on cracking down on it; did they say. I am sure they can speculate from the people using 20 gigs a month when the avg user uses 5-8. Because with the droid, since you can use desktop agent on a lot of the browser, and now that browsers like skyfire uses flash. How can they tell you are tethering since the droid can literally spend 24 hrs pulling info from the web.
     
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    I participated in a Verizon marketing survey session a couple of days ago. A lot of the questions were about data usage and costs. I think there will be changes ahead (for one lower costs for data on family plans). There will probably be data limits as well and tiered costs.
     
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    Simple answer: they can't, and just don'tbe stupid with your use of tethering.

    The dumb ones will frack it up for the rest of us, plain and simple.
     
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    I only tether when i lose power. thank God for laptops and wireless tether. i have no power right now. this is what i ran into on my way home last night and they still haven't fixed it :cus:

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