Today, I was tethering for my friends on my rooted phone, minding my own buisness. Then I shut off tethering and suddenly the only website I could get to was a site telling me to buy tethering... I later learned this has been a way to block tethering apps for a while... I was just not aware! a simple reboot fixed the peoblem! Not much of a block... but anyway, does Anyone know an undetecteble app or something of the sort...
It is not an app, but the actual radio. There are several port calling character strings. One for the D3 and others for devices that use the data.
I posted about this issue a few months ago, but got flamed by some saying that "VZW would not do this". They are and it is in a few stages (per VZW people and not my mind).
1. The radio
2. If people get around the radio by using the radio mod, VZW can "call" and compare multiple character strings. If all equal, it will result in the same warnings. This is more resource intensive, so will be the next stage.
3. Final stage is forcing "abusers" out of unlimited data.
VZW is VERY serious about this, so only a matter of time
The good news is perhaps VZW will be less worried about unlocked phones, if they can lock down wifi tethering. I guess that is good news....