Root Wireless Tether Concern

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by budd1983, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. budd1983

    budd1983 Well-Known Member
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    OK so now that I have root and have wireless tether why am I afraid Verizon wireless will somehow find out and shut me down. I have the unlimited plan for data but I have herd it really is a 5gig max? I do general surfing but I don't want any surprises on my bill? Any Thoughts?
     

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  2. D13

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    There have never been any reports of someone actually getting in trouble
    And there is no 5gb cap
     
  3. bugeyeblue

    bugeyeblue Well-Known Member
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    Really? I was just going to start a thread like this to ask the same question. I thought for sure Verizon would find out that I'm using wireless tethering.

    And there's no cap? I've read countless times (in the past) that there is a 5 gig cap.

    Not saying you're lying, just want to know if anyone else can confirm these 2 questions.
     
  4. ghdtpdna

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    I think Sprint has pretty strict 5GB cap but for VZ, I haven't heard anyone getting into trouble even with reports of people going over 10GB.
     
  5. Paycer

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    If there was a, "hidden," cap on an advertised unlimited data plan, I'm positive that it would be mentioned somewhere at some point. Verizon can be a bunch of greedy bastards sometimes, but I don't think that even they would go that far.

    Someone should actually call up a Verizon rep. and ask this very question. It can't hurt to ask the source, can it? IMHO, worst case scenario?: You call them up and ask them about any potential download cap on your unlimited data plan. They tell you that such a thing doesn't exist, but might make a note on your account. If such a hidden charge actually exists and you go over 5GB in a month, they'll see the note and not actually charge you for it. :> The last thing they need is a customer calling and complaining that they were specifically told there wouldn't be any hidden data charges on they're supposedly, "unlimited," data plan, then getting charged anyway. Though, I'm just speculating/babbling. :p

    So far I've used about 2.6GB on my plan and I don't think I've had my LG Ally for even a week yet. My plan rolls over on the 18th, so if I've gone over 5GB by then, I'll be sure to let everyone know if any miscellaneous charges show up on my bill. :) I will most likely have my Droid X by then as well, so I should be even more capable of making that mark by that deadline.
     
  6. bugeyeblue

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    Hey, thanks for the info. Hope to hear from you soon, and hope you have fun with your new toys.
     
  7. PerCompLLC

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    The 5GB cap applies to "authorized" tethering - via usb. Wireless tethering through root is identical to using your standard data connection. While it is theoretically possible for VZW to do the appropriate packet sniffing to determine the browser/protocols being used in order to determine if someone is tethering; as far as we know, this hasn't been done yet... :D
     

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