Tethering vs buying a data card


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  1. Freespirit

    Freespirit Member This Topic's Starter

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    Am a heavy internet user. When I had sprint, I was in the 5-10gb/mo range. Looking at the Fascinate and I have tethering in mind for my internet needs. How much GB/month would you guess I can tether without additional fees beyond the $29.99?

    Also, I'm thinking of taking Verizon up on their buy one Fascinate get another free deal. I pay $74/mo right now for 900 mins + texting after 15% monthly discount. So two phones with 2000 mins would be $110 or so per month, since my wife does about 500 texts per month. Then I guess it's $10 extra for the 2nd line, and $29 x 2 for data on the two phones, makes it $180 - discount = $160ish a month.

    Think I could get 10gb of hassle free tethering between the two phones? If I get a phone and a 5gb/mo usb data card, I'm looking at $130/mo after discounts.

    What do you think?
     

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  2. Golden Falcon

    Golden Falcon Active Member

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    Technically its unlimited so you shouldn't get charged for it. However don't be surprised if you see miscl chargers after you breach 10GB-15GB a month. Wireless carriers are known to do that to their "unlimited" plans.

    I do around 5 - 7GB a month with wireless tethering (root) and its been good so far.
     
  3. Freespirit

    Freespirit Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does rooting it make a difference, or could I just install pdanet or easytether?
     
  4. bkle44

    bkle44 Active Member

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    I use pda net and I'm not rooted...
     
  5. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

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    Rooting is for if you want free tethering. The other two work fine, they just cost money to buy them.
     

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