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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rob721, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. rob721

    rob721 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I am assuming the TB will have WiFi hotspot, but we all know how assumptions go. Does anyone know for sure? Also, if it will have hotspot, I wonder how long it will take to hack the hotspot as was done with the DINC. ;)

    By the way, the wife has an upgrade coming soon. She said she is content with her phone and does not want to upgrade. So, she is giving me the upgrade. I am planning to upgrade my DINC for the TB. Thanks Hollie!!! :D

    Rob
     



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  2. rdubbs007

    rdubbs007 Well-Known Member

    Root has already been achieved ... soooooo ... WiFi Tether FTW.
     
  3. jayishere

    jayishere Android Expert

    the hotspot on the TB is free, you don't need to root it to use it, lol
     
  4. rdubbs007

    rdubbs007 Well-Known Member

    I know, but it is oh so much more fun am I wrong? And it is nice to know that it is available when VZW eliminates the "free" hotspot
     
  5. rob721

    rob721 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    That's a nice surprise... Something for free for a change. LOL Thanks for the info...
     
  6. Lucidot

    Lucidot Android Enthusiast

    Then it will be called the G-Spot since no one will be able to find it.
     
  7. rob721

    rob721 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    That is so true. :D
     
  8. rdubbs007

    rdubbs007 Well-Known Member

    LMAO That was easy!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. gemini846

    gemini846 Member

    Free WiFi? From VZW? My skepticism is overburdened right now. Maybe that is because they are planning on scrapping unlimited data.
     
  10. jayishere

    jayishere Android Expert

    perhaps. lol
     
  11. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Android Expert

    Even if it aint free.. ##778 will take care of it. ;)
     
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  12. cbanning

    cbanning Well-Known Member

    i hope so!
     
  13. frodub

    frodub Well-Known Member

    or I wonder if PDAnet will just make another update to tailor to the TB... for those that don't want to go the rooting route
     
  14. project.in.process

    project.in.process Well-Known Member


    if i'm not mistaken, it's one of the steps involved in changing your EPST--which would then allow you to hotspot without enabling the feature through VZW officially
     
  15. cbanning

    cbanning Well-Known Member

    ir worked on my DINC (which I pawned off to my wife) but didn't work on the Droid X!
     
  16. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I have some reservations about the free Wifi they're offering for the first couple of months. Is that so they can get a baseline of how much data you would use if you were tethered, so they can then look at your information in a few months after the free wifi hotspot is discontinued and say, "AH-HA! You are using as much data as you were when we offered this service free!" and bust you for tethering without a tethering plan?
     
  17. jasoraso

    jasoraso Member

    I think they are using us a guinea pigs to see how much data we use so they can have their bean counters figure out how much the tiered data / tether data plans should cost. I think they want to see what the usage patterns look like as a whole, rather than individually ...
     
  18. Drew66

    Drew66 Well-Known Member

    Yup! So everyone use it just a little...;)
     
  19. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest



    You mean use the hell out of it so they'll cap it at like 20 megs for $15.99 or something....
     
  20. Drew66

    Drew66 Well-Known Member

    Well, I guess it can go both ways... I think it will have to do more with overall consumption vs. bandwidth available. They will then price to maximize revenue and minimize bandwidth usage. Encourage the use but at the same time discourage by making you pay $XX for XXGB. Way beyond my pay grade... actually Bennnnn in the "other" forum would probably be the best one to ask.
     
  21. lte can easily block unpaid tethering on even rooted phones. It is completely up to verizon where they will let you tether with out paying sorry.
     
  22. cbanning

    cbanning Well-Known Member

    anyone try the **778 option yet? does it work?
     
  23. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    Every carrier has DPI boxes on the wired network to do this, it's not wireless technology agnostic.
     
  24. cbanning

    cbanning Well-Known Member

    just tried the ##778 thingy. Could get into the edit mode, but it won't let one edit the DUN NAI field :(
     
  25. dcs3473

    dcs3473 Lurker

    I am having the same issues. I can get to the DUN NAI area but will not allow me to edit anything.
     

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