WiFi.. it's cost

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  1. Grnzoom
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    When I got my X the guys at Verizon said I could use it as a HotSpot. Well, today I found out you have sign up and pay for the service for you X to be used as a HopSpot.
    Has anyone else been mislead?
    Nick
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    Root your X and you can do the same thing for free. Head over to droidxforums.com for a step by step on how to do this.
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    Try this....works great for me and you dont need root.
    1. Make phone discoverable

    2. Open bluetooth devices in windows -> Add a device.

    3. click on the phone that pops up.

    4. click ok that the PIN numbers match.

    5. Give it a minute to install the drivers, Don't worry if there's still an exclamation point in a triangle. It will still work.

    6. Right click on the phone in the windows BT devices panel.

    7. Select Connect as -> Access Point.

    8. You are now online.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Damn !! They told you it was free? That is misleading.
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    I bet this is on you, It has been all over the place that the teather was going to cost $20 a month. It is on the site and in literature everywhere. They were right, you can use your x as a mobile hotspot, you just have to pay to do it!

    Better research next time maybe??
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    They said I had it...like I had it... cost wasn't mentioned.
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    Root, problem solved. Otherwise you will have to pay extra unfortunately. It sucks they didn't mention it costs money. Either they meant to mislead you or they were ignorant. Either one of those possibilities are probable.
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    You do have it.
    Did you ask if it cost extra?
    This sounds so familiar of oh they said it was there but I didnt ask how much.
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    Either they meant to mislead you or they were ignorant. Either one of those possibilities are probable.[/QUOTE]

    LOL so true!
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    what means does the droid x use to enable the mobile hotspot and how does verizon track it??

    bc we can tether via bluetooth and also through rooting (i think?), and as far as i know, these 2 methods wont charge extra
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    they wont charge extra for now....but when they see your usage they will get ya. dont thik they dont track your data usage.
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    The App that enables it by default on the phone tracks it and because of the rooting you can install apps that access the firmware ability to create a wifi hot spot.
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    They will not "turn on" the $20month tethering package because they think you are using it. They will only turn it on if you have them turn it on. Go ahead and try it, it won't work because you haven't turned it on (though mine works for some reason, even though it isn't on My Account). Also, the phone/app doesn't track the usage, Verizon would track the usage.

    Using wifi tether by rooting or whatever is going to be just like it has been. Verizon seems to leave us alone. No one has posted about extra charges or threats or cancellations, at least not that I've seen in a while, and I've never seen it with an Android device yet.
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    I disagree, you looked over what they were or were not charging you for correct? You made an assumption that it was included, that's on ou.

    Long before this came out it was stated everywhere that by using the built in tether hotspot that it had costs from VZ and how to get around it.

    Another new post omin online flaming bout something they do not want to take responibility for. Meh.

    Pay it or root and get wi fi tether, but I call, this is all you. Your options have now been given on how to proceed.
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    Just tried it. Didn't work for me.
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    Actually, they dont really care so long as you are paying that 30 bucks. They will start monitoring it if you are going above a certain usage level for the mere fact they are afraid if the big ol' "Illegal Download" word. Thats when they care. Or if you are single handedly using more resources than other people on a specific carrier in the switch. Thats when i certain people called, and you get a nasty-gram.

    So if you just use it for your home network, or use it as internet to stream video, music, whatever, Don't really care.

    Edit#1: OH, and keep in mind, if VZ-dub goes to tiered data pricing, then they will care as well. Because you will be using resources that other suckers are gonna pay double for.
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    One way to see that Verizon doesn't go after the tetherers is to look for all the posts on all the various forums that say "Verizon charged me for tethering", or something similar.
    See all those posts? Me neither. ;)

    Now, once the tiered data pricing starts, all bets are off (like vzwtek just mentioned). But that's just because they won't have to monitor for tethering since they're just monitoring total data, so everything will be included.
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    As far as I know tethering to other devices always tends to cost something and isn't given away for free. I'm not talking about rooting a device, I'm talking about legitimate services phone/internet companies offer.

    Last time I got a car they said it would take me places. The price of gas wasn't mentioned, nor the price of gas going up and up and up either.

    I agree the rep should have said "your phone can be used as a hotspot for X/month" and not just said "your phone can be used as a hotspot".
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    I really hate to see this kind of stuff. I am not surprised though.

    I saw that WiFi was additional charges searching the Verizon website. Pretty ridiculous in my books but hey it's their network.

    It is however sad that a person cannot be honest anymore without grabbing your ankles.

    I am thankful that I don't even have many WiFi spots where I use my phone. I'd be tempted to figure it out.

    If an average user purchased everything for their Droid X it would be how much a month? $100 or more per line. That's what I call highway robbery.
    It is a freaking phone for petes sake.
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    People surprised by sales tactics? Hmmm, that wasn't even a lie by the sales guy, just a normal sales practice of saying as little as possible about the downside (ie, cost).
    New to capitalism, perhaps? ;)

    Not that I don't feel for the OP, but it has been buyer beware for a lot longer than Big Red has been around.
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