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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by khaos, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. khaos

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    So I have been reading around, and am highly interested in tethering. I use my laptop a LOT, and while that might decrease some cus of the phone (email, etc...) it won't replace it. I plan on tethering a lot but read that if you get on VZW's radar they'll sting you.

    So I was wondering if there is a way to check how much data you are using?

    Also, anyone know how much data various things take? For instance, streaming one TV episode, streaming one movie, playing one hour of online FPS, playing one hour of flash based web game, one hour of general html/xhtml access, etc. So I can plan ahead?

    My main worry is that day 1 I tether up, play COD MW2 for an hour, browse for two, watch a TV episode, etc. and then get slammed cus I used 10 gigs on day 1.

    TIA
     

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    You can track your usage online via MyVerizon or download the MyVerizon app from the market.
     
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    I haven't tried since early 2009 when we had an ice storm that knocked out my net for 2 weeks, but I did not have much luck playing any online games while teathering from my Blackberry 8830 on VZW. I tried playing WoW and the latency was horrible.

    I had alright luck watching some youtube videos. It might has also been from everyone and their mother using VZW during that time, since ATT service was out in the region.

    Someone with more experience might know some more. I am interested in this also since I plan on tethering my laptop at work now that I have the Inc.
     
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