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General Tethering..resolved?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Solitary, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Solitary

    Solitary Well-Known Member
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    I couldnt find a good thread about this...so..

    Is there a final, credible answer about a 5 gig limit on Verizon?

    I know about the contract (been there done that), but still there are too many contradicting answers..
     

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  2. Solitary

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    im surprised how fast the speed is though..
     
  3. mensign01

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    As far as I know there is a 5 GB cap on bandwith. To surpass that limit you pretty much have to be unemployed or have insomnia.
     
  4. aleis

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    i can top that five gig cap today!
    android bit torent is all i have say :)
     
  5. davros

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    so your bit torrent works? mine keeps saying SD card not big enough.....
     
  6. aleis

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    havent tried it yet :)
     
  7. Solitary

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    well, i am not looking to downloading movies or anything like that..thats why i have internet at home..but when im at work, the wireless there is horrible, and I am taking online classes in college so i cant work on them..but tethering lets me do that
     
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    lemme now if you get it working and how lol :rolleyes:
     
  9. shizzy1427

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    So on an unlimited data plan you're limited to 5gigs? thats pretty unfair
     
  10. Solitary

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    the contract says that its unlimited only if you use the phone. if you tether, there is a cap
     
  11. Solitary

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    Just curious, what are you using to tether? Reason I ask is because I didn't think VZW officially supported tethering with Android devices yet. So if you're using PDAnet, VZW wouldn't know you're tethering.

    I wouldn't be surprised if there is a 5 GB cap, regardless of if you're tethering or not.
     
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    What is PDAnet?
     
  14. Solitary

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    i downloaded the trial version of PDAnet. There used to be a big thread about this, but i dont know where it went.

    I called verizon customer support several weeks ago asking about this. And what they told me was that 5 gig cap is applied if you tether, otherwise there is no cap. Contract says pretty much the same.

    However in the thread that i mentioned (the one i cant find), there were many conflicting opinions about whether VZW cares or not, can they find out or not, and others.
     
  15. Solitary

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    Application that helps you tether
     
  16. dmlong65

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    Nevermind. I googled it. Does PDAnet work pretty well?
     
  17. davbak

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    Yeah, it works great! I've used it more than once to VPN into work or access the Internet from my laptop while traveling. It's actually easier to use than the official VZW software I was using to tether my BlackBerry.
     
  18. Solitary

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    yep, i;ve been using it for the past 3+ hours. and i am still using it even as i type
     
  19. dmlong65

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    Great! I used VZW and that's one thing I've missed sinced going to the Droid from my Blackberry. Do I need the purchase version?
     
  20. Solitary

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    nah, depends on your usage of course..i guess some sites are blocked in a trial one, but i am not sure.
     
  21. davbak

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    I think the trial version will work as long as you are only using HTTP, once the trial period expires. If you need access to other protocols, such as FTP or SSH, you will probably want to buy the full version once your trial expires.
     
  22. dmlong65

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  23. ErisDroid?

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    I called VZW, about a data cap. The rep told me (we all know that they are sales people) but if you use data on the phone, the e-mail and data package is unlimited for smart phones. If you use your phone to tether OR you buy an air card, the MiFi or a netbook there is a 5 gig cap. Basically your phone becomes an air card, and VZW does know because you bought a verizon phone. They have branded the phone with software to prevent people from using this feature without paying a monthly subscription.

    Hope this helps.
     
  24. Solitary

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  25. Solitary

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    yep thats the same thing that Verizon rep told me
     

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