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Old August 1st, 2012, 07:07 PM   #18238 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The_Chief View Post
Son has a question I can't answer (and I know someone here can):

How, exactly, can Verizon tell from the data packets that a person is tethering, versus just using the phone a lot? I mean, he Skypes on the phone. He can also tether and Skype on the laptop.

Are there discrete "laptop" data tags that specifically identify that packet as laptop data so that Verizon knows he's tethering?

I think this partially answers your question. It's from my Xoom thread but seems to apply to the issue at hand.
Courtesy of marctronixx: Trade 3G for WiFi If Tethering Works So Well?
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.
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