Root Quick question about tethering

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xp2002, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. xp2002

    xp2002 Member
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    What I'm wondering is if I root my phone and tether it with my laptop for internet will I receive extra charges from verizon?
     

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  2. OMJ

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    If you dont abuse it the chances of them catching you are pretty slim.
     
  3. mobil3gen

    mobil3gen Well-Known Member
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    PDANet is great for that... I use it daily and avoid the extra fee for tethering - so far no complaints and no extra random charges have shown up on my bill
     
  4. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member
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    Just what OMJ said. Tmo must have caught on to what I was doing. When I got my bill I had a ton of extra charges.
     
  5. xp2002

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    OK that's what I was thinking. I wonder how much u could get away with. But anyways thanks for the reply. Now off to put the latest cm on here!
     
  6. jmilljr24

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    verizon use to have in their terms of service that if you went over 5gb they would assume you wear tether or something along the lines of that. I think thats been removed but i always stay under 5gb to be on the safe side. 4 months and no extra charges yet.
     
  7. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member
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    With so many people using Pandora, Slacker, Droidlive, Youtube, and [Insert your favorite streaming app here], I really doubt they are watching data usage "amounts" very closely. There probably ARE particular servers(I.E. live console gaming servers, known torrent servers, etc.) that would be a huge giveaway. Also a super-size download would seem to be a giveaway..

    It all boils down to the "Don't abuse it" statement.
     

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