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Discussion in 'US Cellular' started by Village Idiot, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Active Member
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    ... said the operator.

    So when I bought my Desire one of my goals was to tether it, as I don't have internet at home. The research I did said this was possible. My sales associate said this was possible. I was happy.

    Now, as I try to actually do it, I'm being told (by a different USCC sales associate), this is actually an additional fee to the data plan. This was never mentioned. I am not happy.

    Any way around this?
     

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  2. cesardrgn

    cesardrgn Well-Known Member
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    dowloading an app maybe?
     
  3. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Active Member
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    Cool. I'm game. (Which app?).
     
  4. pedrobogus

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    You can root it and tether it with a custom Rom but that would be against USCC policy. To be legal - you would need to pay that $25 a month.
     
  5. USCellularAndroid

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    search the market for free tethering apps... or wait a few weeks for ANDROID 2.2!!!
     
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  6. Village Idiot

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    Will do.

    I was hoping 2.2 would take care of this, but I obviously don't know much about it. I'm not in any real hurry- will 2.2 make tethering simple for a luddite (and without added fees)?

    :beer:
     
  7. USCellularAndroid

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    2.2 will allow the phone to become a mobile hot-spot. As far as I was told, they cannot charge more for what a phone can do "stock" out of the box. So wait a few weeks, and you will be all good!
     
  8. Village Idiot

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    Just saw this.

     

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