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Why doesn't VZW offer a Wifi hotspot app?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by durangojim, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. durangojim

    durangojim Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    With 2 million ipads sold, I don't understand VZW's rationale for not offering some kind of wifi hotspot app that you'd pay $30/month for on a month by month basis. It seems like it would be such an easy money maker.

  2. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Android Enthusiast

    Forget the $30/month. If we pay for a data plan on our phone, VZ should give us free access to VZ Wi-Fi Hotspots.

    Even AT&T does that for iPhone owners at no extra charge....
  3. Wooby

    Wooby Member

  4. 10splaya22

    10splaya22 Android Enthusiast

    use pdanet from the marketplace
  5. durangojim

    durangojim Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Doesn't allow for wifi tethering as far as I know, and I want to be able to use it with my wife's ipad
  6. Ryd1ZZ

    Ryd1ZZ Member

    I'm pretty sure the only way we're going to get wifi tethering w/o paying verizons fee, is through root.
  7. durangojim

    durangojim Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm not even trying to talk about getting it for free, I'm just saying from a business standpoint, why don't they add an app. Seems like they could make major money if they priced it competatively.
  8. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Android Enthusiast

  9. Ryd1ZZ

    Ryd1ZZ Member

    Oh, my bad, I was thinking free because that is what I'm looking for.

    I agree that it should at least be an option, just like tethering.
  10. Ryd1ZZ

    Ryd1ZZ Member

  11. durangojim

    durangojim Android Enthusiast
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  12. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Android Enthusiast

    Because they needed some extra feature to get someone to actually buy a Palm Pre (i.e. a phone from a dead company).

    Android phones don't need many extra selling points to move right now.
  13. Robhimself

    Robhimself Member

    Maybe when froyo drops they will let us use the native feature, Probably not though.
  14. Ryd1ZZ

    Ryd1ZZ Member

    That would be awesome!!! but like you said, probably not :(
  15. Android 2.2 will have wifi hotspot
  16. tcbj

    tcbj Well-Known Member

    they let the pre and pixi do it.

    if the wifi hotspot is secure enough, yeah, you will probably see it.

    you will pay the tethering, but yeah, i think youll see it.
  17. xkingofgodzx

    xkingofgodzx Android Enthusiast

  18. kriswknight

    kriswknight Newbie

    The pixi cant do it. Just the pre
  19. tcbj

    tcbj Well-Known Member

    Yes it does. Lookin right at it. Internal documentation supports it. App present on device and functional.

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