Last Updated: Nov 23,2010
is there an app in the Market for wireless tethering that doesnt require rooting the Droid X???
There is a simple way without an app. Turn on 3G Mobile hotspot. Then in settings, data manager, data delivery, toggle "Data Enabled" off and then back on. You now have a mobile hotspot. It does violate TOS with verizon, but you don't get charged for it.
Is this for real? I could test it but am too lazy........lol.
Yes, it is for real.
holy crap, it does work!!
Is this violation any different from using a rooted phone with wifi tethering? Not trying to be a wise guy, just trying to understand.
Not any different. It's a backdoor found in the hardware/software that allows for using their mobile hot spot feature without charge.
I couldn't get this to work.
edit: Scratch that. I got it to work. Now I am just wondering if I am gonna get charged for it. I sent this from my computer tethered to my 3G hotspot from my X.
If you start getting close to 5gb of data per month, Verizon will probably start watching you.
There is no way I'd trust anything using the Hotspot. IMO, you're taking a chance at getting charged.
Besides, how hard is it to root a phone? And wireless tether is such a sweet app.
Yeah, but wireless tether app is also ad-hoc; the 3g mobile hotspot is not, it's true wifi which I believe makes it faster and more stable.
Has anyone checked their account to see if they are getting billed for the hotspot data mins?
I've used it on and off for a while now and have not been charged. However, I found the connection to be slow and fairly unreliable (downloads/uploads would slow to a crawl and even stop - cycling the data connection again fixes the problem). So I more often than not use the wireless tether option (I'm rooted). I'm only trying to connect one device, so I don't care if it is ad hoc or not.
I have not been billed for it. I do not have any connection problems with it. Actually, very good speeds.
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