VZW Killing Tethering in Froyo 2.2

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by AMDXP, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. AMDXP

    AMDXP Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    No Tethering on the Motorola Droid, a Verizon Conspiracy? | Maximum PC

    Late last week, Motorola Droid users rejoiced as it was announced they would be receiving an Android 2.2 update this week. But now another announcement is leaving a sour taste in users' mouths. Verison has announced that the update will not contain the Froyo standard USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. In the statement, Verizon claimed it was a hardware issue, saying, "[the Droid] doesn't have [the] hardware to support a mobile hotspot."

    Some users are calling Verizon's bluff though. The Droid is one of the most hackable Android phones available, and may custom ROMs exist for it. A rooted Droid is perfectly capable of running a hotspot with some of these ROMs. This fact makes Verizon's statement suspect. A more likely scenario is that Verizon simply doesn't want to allow users to use the free tethering in Froyo.


    All I can say is this BS and VZW knows it.

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  2. 3devious

    3devious Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2009
    Washington, DC area
    I am sure the VZW app will magically make the Droid's hardware support tethering and mobile hotspots. :rolleyes: Too bad I can't tell them that my wallet's hardware doesn't support companies that lie so blatantly and I am unable to pay them.

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