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  1. cartisdm

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    Ok, could you all clear something up for me? Everyone keeps raving about the new Mobile Hotspot feature when Froyo comes out. First off, in about 15 minutes you can root your phone and add that feature. But as for the update, is it going to be free or something? I feel like all they're going to do is add another Verizon widget that'll get in the way but we'll have to use that to connect (thus, adding $$$ to our bill). What is all the fuss about?
     

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    Supposedly it will be an extra $10-$20 a month to use the mobile hotspot. (someone let me know if that is correct, maybe it was for tethering)That is a dealbreaker for me, and to be quite honest I personally have never seen the appeal or use of a mobile hotspot on my mobile device. I used to want tethering but again not worth the extra cost. And now since Starbucks has opened all of their wireless, there is no need for me to have to worry about connecting while traveling. You can barely go 10 feet without seeing a Starbucks so I am all set.
     
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    FYI I saw the option on my Verizon account settings and it was $20 extra.
     
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    Once Froyo makes it out, I think I'm going to root and get Wifi Hotspot that way.

    I just want to "unroot" before Gingerbread (3.0) comes out, so the upgrade process is painless. I had an iPhone before, and the Jailbreak/Unjailbreak cycle was painful.

    That said, I think Google -- who supports openness -- should make it a requirement of using Android that users have root control by default. I think that would giving Android a huge boost in the iOS rivalry, while holding true to Google's values.
     
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    So I still don't get it. Why is Froyo with Mobile Hotspot a big deal?
     
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    It's not. It's nothing more than a terms of service friendly way to do what many of us are already doing. I could see it being useful for those that don't know or want to attempt root, but at $20 a month for 2GB it's just way overpriced.
     
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    That all depends on how much you value security. Mobile hotspot is leaps and bounds better than an open wireless access point.
     
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    I work in IT for a living, IA specifically so I do value security. I travel a lot for work and I always connect to open wireless and have never had issues with any of my devices getting hacked, or my information intercepted or accessed by an unknown individual. Being careless and being aware of what is going on with your devices are two different things entirely. You should always be aware of what you are sending and receiving.
     
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    I want to know how to remove this damn 3g hotspot apk. Im using the wifi tether.
     

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