Using stock USB tether. Will VZW throttle?

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  1. yiannis

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    Is there a limit to how much data we're allowed to use when tethered with a USB cable using the Bionic USB tethering option under Settings/Wireless Networks/Tethering & Mobile Hotspot?

    I want to videochat using Skype and I'm wondering if VZW will throttle my connection, when tethered to the PC or on the phone?

    Thanks!
     
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    You have to have a hotspot plan to use the built in hotspot feature. And 4g data isn't throttled yet, only 3g.
     
  3. yiannis

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    But I'm using the wired usb tether for one pc which clearly doesn't require a hotspot payment because I'm using it without one.

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    Oh then it should be fine. 4g data isn't throttled.
     
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    Yea bionic can teather for free. Hotspot feature is pay though. Foxfi seems to do the trick on that. Not that i use it. :)

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    I use FoxFi like it's my job! Never ran into any problems (throttling and such) as long as I've got 4G I'm good. I average around 25G a month and Verizon has never charged me. I'm unlimited on my data and I use it.

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    Lmao. Like its my job. That's great.

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    There is a simple hack to be able to use the stock mobile hotspots without third party apps
     
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    Second post you posted this.......................what is the hack:icon_ lala: dont keep us all in suspense man:blink:
     
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    The hack is an SQL edit that requires root, I used to do that until I discovered foxfi which doesn't require root. Which is nice because I can swap my phone with limited warranty at anytime without having to rsdlite the heck out of it lol. Oh btw I used 78 gigs last month, Netflix and world of warcraft beta :)
     
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