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How does Mobile Broadband (paid tethering) work on the Droid?

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by shahidhaque, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. shahidhaque

    shahidhaque New Member
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    As many of you heard, Verizon is allowing tethering on the Droid if you pay the $30 for the Mobile Broadband package. How is this implemented? Is it an app that Verizon installs on the Droid, or is it implemented on their end by opening up a port on your phone?

    Thanks for the information.
     

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  2. blazingwolf

    blazingwolf Well-Known Member
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    It's not available yet. It will be available sometime in the new year.
     
  3. Headsong

    Headsong Well-Known Member
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    Take a look at PDAnet...don't know if it's for the Droid yet, seem to recall it was. Works like a charm in Palm land. One time cost!
     
  4. GZ2525

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    How do you get it to install with the Droid.

    I was trying to install the software and plugged in my Droid and even mounted the SD card and it says it didn't detect a device.

    I think I figured it out. I had to get the Motorola USB Drivers. I'll see if that works.

    Still didn't work. Any help appreciated.
     
  5. LiQurBox

    LiQurBox New Member
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    Don't forget to turn on your debugging. Probably your problem. Mine works great.:D
     
  6. Murphy

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    How much data have you transfered with this? Has VZW said anything or charged more money?
     
  7. Headsong

    Headsong Well-Known Member
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    For us, it's been mainly while out of town on vacation or something. Just so much nicer to use a netbook. I do believe that if you're going to use it regularly, you should belly up and buy the pay for tethering program from VZW. Do note: Do not tether out of country. About 3 days AFTER I'd gotten to Mexico (fortunately, we were on wifi), I got a note saying that the cost would be like $10 per meg! Maybe it was $1. But it would have cost me hundreds of bucks to just do a bit of browsing/checking emails, etc.
     

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