Compared my Droid to an iPhone yesterday...


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  1. mplevy

    mplevy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Droid won, because I had to use the Droid to activate the iPhone...

    I work as support for a large corporation, I was asked to activate and configure an iPhone for one of the execs. One problem, the network blocks the iTunes store as does the "open" guest network (still filtered apparently). PDANet+Droid+the exec's computer= activated iPhone...

    I'll stick with my "inferior"* unrooted Droid


    *It's inferior according to the iPhone fans that need to jailbreak for a similar job...
     

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  2. The_Chief

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    Great story! DROID DOES :D
     
  3. nathan312

    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    I heard that VZW will charge you if they catch you tethering..true? If not, I really really want to try this!

    Sorry if this has been asked 100 times
     
  4. PridgNYC

    PridgNYC Well-Known Member

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    It is technically in violation of the terms of service, but they have no way of knowing you are doing it unless you do something stupid like download gigabytes of torrents over the connection.
     
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    lone_anarchist Well-Known Member

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    mmmmm tethering ftw!! i just started tethering last night, and i see so many uses for it in my case. like how i use my laptop on the train, but always bored because it has 1 game lol "hp mini" so now i can finally use internet on the train woooooo!!
     
  7. nathan312

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    well i'll try it then lol!
     
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    If VZW has proxy servers in place, which I'm fairly certain they do, one way to check is to look at the browser's user agent string. I just looked at a website I admin with my Droid, and this is what the user agent string looks like:

    "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.1; en-us; Droid Build/ESE53) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17"

    There's an extension for Firefox which will allow you to set custom user agent strings. It's typically used on craptacular websites (such as some banking websites and other corporate tripe) that look at the user agent string to deny content to people using anything other than Internet Explorer.
     
  9. GClax24

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    If you don't mind, how would one go about setting this up?
     
  10. Californium89

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    you go and download pda net from the market and it will explain what to do in order to tether your droid super nice
     
  11. shadowdude777

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    I think I've heard that PdaNet modifies the headers so it doesn't look like you're tethering. I'll assume Wireless Tether for Root Users does the same thing.
     
  12. square

    square Well-Known Member

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    i think i missed the part where you compared them.
     
  13. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member

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    wifi tether works awsome and seems easier then pdanet, plus you can share your connection with an iphone wirelessly hehe. my question is, does the site record your browser type like it does with PDAnet when you use wifi tether?
     
  14. PridgNYC

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    Nope, you can change the user agent string for the default browser, as well as most, if not all, of the alternative browsers on the phone, so that would not be a reliable test for tethering.
     
  15. mplevy

    mplevy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The point is, I used a free app from the market to do on my un-modded Droid what an iPhone user needs to jailbreak in order to do.

    Oh yeah, there were SOME things I thought looked nicer and more polished on the iPhone but I'll stick to my Droid...
     
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    torrents are blocked from being downloaded (at least on the phone), because of port restrictions.... there is an app that is supposed to allow downloading torrents on our phone, but it can't connect.... so I found an app that checks blocked ports and connections and it was among one of the blocked items.. :(
     
  17. Negativism

    Negativism Active Member

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    Yeah but could you make a call doing all that?:)
     
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    Hmm... I downloaded an ~10MB torrent once with PdaNet.
     
  19. barry99705

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    Thanked because that's too god damn funny!
     
  20. mplevy

    mplevy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No I couldn't make a call from my Droid but between the landline on the desk and the cell phone the other tech that was with me was carrying I didn't have a need to. Not to mention the admin's phone, the Polycom phone in the attached conference room and the ability to IM any person in the company that I needed to using my laptop. Being able to make a call from my phone was the last thing on my mind...
     
  21. radikal

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    not a bad story, another guy had a similar story where he was a best buy in line and dude was trying to activate an iphone and couldn't so he set up the email on his droid and said it could be done... but it didn't wanna be done on the iphone... or something to that. The dude wondered where he could get a droid haha
     

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