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  1. lynn77

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    i am about to get a new contract with unlimited data,

    i have read a lot about rooting, what is rooting and also that you cant use your unlimited data when you use your phone as a dongle?

    the more i read, the more confused i get

    help
     

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  2. lunatic59

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    Rooting is simply acquiring administrative access to the file system. It allows you to make changes to system files and folders that you normally would not be able to change. Once you have rooted your phone you can grant permissions to access any part of the phone;s file system. This can be handy and powerful, but also dangerous if you don't know what you are doing.

    As to tethering with unlimited data, there are several issues, most prevalent in the U.S. First, most U.S. carriers require a separate data plan to tether at all. These, as far as I know are not unlimited. Second, many offering unlimited data plans have certain usage restrictions where if you use a specific amount of data during the billing cycle, they throttle back your internet speeds to discourage you from using that much data in the future.

    You really need to look to your carrier and see what they offer and what they require.
     
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  3. dan330

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    rooting.. simply give you back the full control of your phone, which the carrier locked you out of. nothing really different.

    tethering and sharing internet data to other devices.. restricted by the carriers. They do not want you to share your phone's data connection to other devices without you paying them first. (USA carriers suck!)

    PM sent to OP....
     
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    Sprint doesn’t care enough to require a separate plan, yet, he said with fingers crossed. Then again, I’m just 3G so they might not even notice I’m there.
     
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