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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Brian Rubin, Sep 27, 2010.

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    I read today that they're already thinking of capping 4G. Didn't take long, did it? :(
     

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    Would using a USB cable be faster for tethered data than wireless Bluetooth 2.0?
     
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    I just bought a BT dongle off eBay for like $5 shipped but for whatever reason, I cannot get the PDA Net BT Dun option to work at all. :(
     
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    Running Easy Tether on my Captivate. Normal download speed is between 1.5 and 2.0mb. Yesterday, when I ran Speedtest, I got 3.0mb from two different servers. It is my understanding the the fastest download speed I can get with a bluetooth connection is 0.8mb(800kb). I assume if I set up a hotspot I would still get the faster download speeds. Right?

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    I bought EasyTether. I tried out the free versions of both PDANet and EasyTether...EasyTether consistently gave me faster upload/download speeds. Don't know if it's just me or if EasyTether has a more efficient data transfer mechanism??
     
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    here we go again.... spouting off the tired rhetoric of "don't abuse the unlimited feature because maybe, your carrier will get mad"

    please to be posting a link to a story where someone was charged extra, from any carrier, for going over the cap on a droid phone. or a scanned bill (personal info blocked out of course) that shows a carrier charging..... I mean, you obviously wouldn't make such a statement based off of hearsay now would you? Surely you have proof to back up your statement, right?

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    I've been using easytether lite, which just expired. I loved it until it did that. :p At any rate, after reading this thread I think I will pay the $9.99 and keep tethering as I have been.

    Side note: I don't know if they charge you extra or not, but I had been tethering with my friends BB, also through t-mobile, and he was rate limited by them.

    He got a text stating... and I quote -

    "Free T-Mobile msg: Your usage has reached the data threshold for your rate plan this month. Your speed has been reduced for the rest of this billing period."

    As for further charges, like I said before we're not sure if there are any, but they did limit him, his tether is now even slower than dial-up... ew! :eek:
     
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    With T-Mobile you have unlimited usage on the phone..However, there's a 5 gig limit for tethering...
     
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    Anyone else notice this? :thinking:
     
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    my sprint EPIC has this feature but since I didn't turn it on, it doesn't work - so perhaps you do have a feature that some of us don't!
     
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    In order to use the Hotspot on the Epic you have to pay $29.99 a month, otherwise you'll get an error 67 if you tether and a 'page could not be displayed' if you use the wifi.
     
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    I used Easy Tethering for a short period of time between the "update" and FroYo. I was very pleased with it. I set it up so it automatically connected to the internet whenever the USB cable was plugged in. It connected very fast. I don't know that it improved the speed, but I was very happy with the download and upload performance.
     
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    Here in Canada with Rogers I use Proxoid and then turn on the portable hotspot feature for wireless tethering.
     

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