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Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by 350X, Aug 28, 2012.


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  2. doesn't have an extra charge for that feature, can still be on a $35 a month plan,
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    so tethering is officially ok on VM at no extra charge.
     
  3. MacFett

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    I am wondering if VM USA is starting to feel T-Mobile, Boost and Cricket moving in on their prepaid territory.

    I remember when I first got my Optimus V everyone said there was no way VM would get a higher end device and then the Triumph was released (yes it was a huge steaming pile of turd) and now we have the Evo (and 4g) and the One V.

    I'm hoping this is a sign of things to come and we will see more positive changes.
     
  4. Is 5 devices the usual limit for any cell phone or just that one?
     
  5. riggerman0421

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    This is only for the Evo. They still won't allow tethering on any of their 3g phones.
     
  6. MacFett

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    The change may come from the Verizon fine by the FCC. Something with the 4G that Verizon uses is required to be tetherable for anyone. I'm betting VM is doing this to avoid fines of their own.
     
  7. the door is cracked open now, its just a matter of the proper pressure to open it the rest of the way.

    it was double dead bolted and locked before with no chance, but its more then a good chance now to force the rest.
     
  8. Kamau

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    When I go to my account page, it says it costs $15/month.
     
  9. of course they will sell you tethering still but the features of that phone, says it included, no extra charge.

    if there was, there would be a * near that feature item with a note on the bottom of the page that says, with additional cost.
     
  10. Petrah

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    Incorrect assumption. The phone itself does act as a wifi hotspot (which is exactly what is being stated in the advertisement for the phone), and you do not need to purchase a hotspot device, but you do have to pay $15.00 a month extra on top of your monthly plan fee in order to get the extra service.

    I just called, three times just to make sure the CSR was giving me the correct information. I spoke to three different CSRs. 1-888-322-1122
     
  11. Petrah

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    The feature is built in to the phone. The monthly service to use the feature... you have to pay for it.
     
  12. euphan1555

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    How about you go click apps then the WiFi hotspot and report back what happens.don't worry I know you don't have a evo or you would of never started this thread
     
  13. I tether my LG OV all day every day, 3-5 devices at one time.

    just be nice to see a loop hole for the rest to join in the fun.
     
  14. Petrah

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    So, you're bragging about stealing the service without paying for it? Nice.
     
  15. Its my data, how I chose to use it, is my own choice.

    just like rooting and modding, an high cort owuld hold up that data is data, how you use said data makes no difference on their end.

    its mine, Ill use it how I see fit.
     
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  16. euphan1555

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    There is if they root or use a USB tether but with a stock phone you have to pay for the built in one.
     
  17. Petrah

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    Strongly disagree. Rooting and modding is a terms of service/end user license agreement issue. None of which is the topic here.

    If you take something without paying for it and knowingly take it by means of an exploit, it's called stealing.

    Can you get the paid service for free without using an exploit? No.
     
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  18. I use no exploite, I simple turn it on.

    everoyne knows the OV's were sold by VM with tethering intact, was a feature. not till after or let say towards the end of the V did they decide to try and mod newer phones so it won't work.

    like the Elite that will brick when its turned on.

    would be like them saying I gotta pay to take a picture, my phone shipped with said feature, I own it, I can turn it on if I chose.
     
  19. Petrah

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    While you are entitled to hold an uninformed opinion, you are not entitled to make stuff up and call it a valid argument.
     
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    My TV was sold with a cable connection, but that doesn't entitle me to run a cable line to it and expect to get free service just because my TV shipped with that feature. I don't think that argument would hold water with the cable company...I'm with Petrah on this discussion.
     
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  21. El Presidente

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    I'd be careful IMO. Tuller makes an excellent point, just because the phone has that capability, it doesn't mean it would be included as part of any plan you take out.
     
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    Specifically the bottom.

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  23. that don't equate right

    it would be up to the cable company, if they left a live line hook up in your house, you can hook it to your TV all you want, its up to them to have the connections at the pole right.

    had a friend in an apartment go through that, wasn't his fault the cable company used only 1 single line into the building and then connected it to 10 apartments. [if one person paid for HBO, they all got it, but not all got a bill]
     
  24. rcsrich

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    Hey- I resemble that remark! I use my steaming pile of...uh..I mean MT every day and it works just fine for me! I t was certainly about a 100% step up from the OV..."oh look, the memory is completely full agian...yay! :rolleyes:
     
  25. rcsrich

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    If I remember right, to use wifi tether on the V requires you to make a shortcut to a hidden menu. If they wanted you to use the function, I doubt they would have hidden it. Just sayin'...;)
     

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