VZW disabling tethering apps from market

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    It was a matter of time before vzw made this move and I sort of applaud them. Though, I find it ridiculous that a carrier can charge me twice for using the same data, because whether a person views a site on a phone or computer, they are using the same data (bigger screen size don't equal more data). I also think many people in our community abused it. There is a difference between tethering every now and then, and racking up outrageous amounts of data through tethering. So kiss this app good-bye, for you will not be able to install it on Verizon phones from the market.

     
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    So PDAnet won't work on my X?
     
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    You will also know pdanet is gone as well.
     
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    Gone meaning out of business? Or just not working on my phone?
     
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    That's not going to stop much. You can get the apk from a quick google search.
     
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    So you can still use the app, you just can't get it from the market?

    Not sure how that's so different than most other non-market apps, except where this one can be used to circumvent a tethering bill. Not like verizon is employing new methods to catch people doing it.

    Also, market enabler will allow you to spoof your service provider, so you may still be able to get it from the market that way.

    I rarely have ever tethered as a root user, im just saying though the title is a bit misleading is all.
     
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    How and when are they doing that? Just blocking it from the market if it's being viewed on Verizon's Network?

    If you already have it tho I guess they can't do much about it, can they?
     
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    I just looked and saw those two gone but Barnacle and EasyTether still there. Wonder if they are still going through removing.
     
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    This will stop no one except people too technically ignorant to have been using it in the first place...
     
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    Amen. lol :icon_ banana:
     
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    What I think he is saying is that you can no longer download it from the market. I have it on my phone and tried it and it still works just fine. I'm not one that abuses this at all. I use roughly 1-2 gigs a month when tethering. It's just faster and easier to check/send my emails and maintain my fantasy baseball teams using my computer. Kinda figured this would come about. There are other ways to get the app though. This won't be the end of wireless tethering.......but when they decide to start charging people for having the app......I'm out....
     
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    Verizon could pressure google to remove it from verizon phones

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