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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sureshot16, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Sureshot16

    Sureshot16 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have just recently rooted my phone and came across the 3G Mobile Hotspot app...will Verizon charge me for using this app even if the phone is rooted???

    Many thanks.
     


  2. crazydog

    crazydog Well-Known Member

    Don't quote me on this, but IIRC, it's the same as plugging in your phone in and connecting via dialup without modifying some stuff; it'll connect, but you'll get a page saying "sign up to mobile broadband connect".
     
  3. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    You can just install WiFi tether for root users (free) from the market and it works just fine. Or, search this forum for "Tether Natively" and follow the steps, it works for USB and the mobile hotspot tethering.
     
  4. Sureshot16

    Sureshot16 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks!!!

    But will Verizon be able to charge me or will it be free?
     
  5. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    As with any of the tether methods other than VZW (Easy Tether, WiFi Tether, PDA Net, etc) you are not being billed by Verizon, is violating the terms of your contract, so do not abuse it (IE: Do not download 3 movies/games every night and expect no one to day anything, lol.
     
  6. Sureshot16

    Sureshot16 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you very much!
     
  7. Fezzik77

    Fezzik77 Member

    Technically it is against the Terms of Service, however, Android is technically part of the open initiative program so it allows any app on any device blah blah blah believe it if they ever change their TOS to reflect it. The only stipulation to OIP is that if it negatively effects other customers. for instance if too many people are using too much data and it crashes the network or tower or whatever. Or if it is just too much for the system for whatever reason they will look at your data usage and they can shut you off. Basically the rule is if it effects others they can terminate your service or pull the device or the app (not really applicable here but if it is bad enough they could pull Android or threaten to which more than likely would move Google to remove apps after all they would hate to be evil).

    You will be billed by Verizon if you use any of their tethering solutions. Go that route if you really want to be ethical about it. I personally am glad to have the ability to do this but it wouldn't be worth it to me to pay for. I don't use it enough.
     
  8. danielevans83

    danielevans83 Well-Known Member

    I think the big tip here is, they won't look at your account unless you go bananas with the downloading. I've had PDANet and used it as a wired tether back when I had my Eris, still on my DInc now, never seen a charge, never gone over 1-2GB a month, and it works GREAT.
    Honestly it's pretty wack that Verizon would even care. If we don't go over our 5 GB a month limit why would they have a reason to charge for anything? I'll be down with "tiered data plans" on Verizon if they let you tether and do 3G mobile hotspot for free as long as you stay under your limit.
    That'll never happen.

    Cool thing is open source will always hack these phones and find new ways to provide the same pay-for services, for free. Gotta love Android. Power to the PEOPLE.
     
  9. the 3g hotspot app can be used without being charged or activating the service. xda has the exploit for it if you look. personally, it doesnt work as good as the wifi tether app.

    also, verizon cant charge you for data usage which you already pay 30 a month for. tethering merely connects other devices to your phone to use its internet. to verizon its still your phone downloading a bunch of stuff.
     

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