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  1. durangojim

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    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.
     

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    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....
     
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    ^this^
     
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    use pdanet from the marketplace
     
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    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
     
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    I'm pretty sure the only way we're going to get wifi tethering w/o paying verizons fee, is through root.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Maybe when froyo drops they will let us use the native feature, Probably not though.
     
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    That would be awesome!!! but like you said, probably not :(
     
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    Android 2.2 will have wifi hotspot
     
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    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.
     
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    The pixi cant do it. Just the pre
     
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    Yes it does. Lookin right at it. Internal documentation supports it. App present on device and functional.
     

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