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Question about Bionic Wireless Tether vs Mobile Hotspot.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jdiulus, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Jdiulus

    Jdiulus Member
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    Ok so finally after a long long long 2 yrs of waiting, I am finally able to upgrade my VZW phone and of course the logical choice is Bionic. Anyhow I rely heavily on wireless tether which is installed on my rooted Eris. My question is this. First i'm assuming that you pay extra for the VZW Mobile Hotspot. Does anyone happen to know how much extra?

    Secondly if I do root the bionic (which I am sure I will) do you get the 4g speed from wireless tether? So which one is faster? Rooted with wireless tether or Mobile Hotspot?

    Bottom line is I dont want to pay for VZW Mobile Hotspot but it is absolutely necessary that I have WIFI access for when I am not at my office. I am a telecom tech and I need remote access to my voicemail servers when they have issues.

    Thanks in advance!!
     

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  2. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

  3. rossman26

    rossman26 Member

    What is often left of advice such as this however is the little fact that Verizon can tell if you're tethering and if they indeed discover you're tethering illegaly, they have the right to possibly convert your phone to a tiered data plan thereby cancelling your unlimited data.
     
  4. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Very true. Tether at your own risk.
     
  5. Silly question in regards to the locked thread referenced above.

    Isn't rooting technically a violation of the customer agreement? OR is it simply something that voids the warranty but Verizon is still cool with customers doing it?

    And then there's this which may apply to my state:
     
  6. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I paid for the phone, VzW can't tell me what to do with it. Motorola can void the warranty, however. Umm ... *IF* they find out it was rooted. ;)

    Which it isn't, by the way! :D
     
  7. amageus

    amageus Android Enthusiast

    I believe you :p
     
  8. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Bah! Everyone lies in the signature. :D
     
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