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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jtcosby, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. jtcosby

    jtcosby Lurker
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    OK...I am fairly confused...I ordered the Droid X and planned on using it as my wireless at home...but was just reading that it will not only cost me an additional $20 a month...but also it's really limiting how much I can use it
    ..like can't watch a movie on Netflix through the Wii? Can anyone clarify? Thank you!!!!
     


  2. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Sorry to say WiFi tethering (assuming you do it the VZW way) will cost you an additional $20 per month and you'll be limited to 5gb of data per month. This was part of the original announcement of the DX.

    Now... if you want to go to the trouble of rooting the DX you can likely install an app on the phone to bypass the monthly charge (PDANET). What you won't bypass, however, is the data limit. If you start pulling down many gigabits of data per month, VZW may not say anything to you the first, second, or third month but eventually they'll catch on. And from what I've seen in the past they can take a hard line in dealing with data overruns (my GF had a VZW data card in her laptop and a copy of morpheus on her computer. Bad combination! VZW warned her once about the data usage and when she didn't cut back they shut down her data card.)
     
  3. DrWurm

    DrWurm Member

    Instead of rooting, you could buy the EasyTether app for 10 bucks. The free version lets you tether to your PC for free, and it works pretty well; I use it regularly.
     
  4. EKG

    EKG Android Enthusiast

    It says it will provide internet for your pc...what about a Mac?
     
  5. Paycer

    Paycer Android Enthusiast

  6. EKG

    EKG Android Enthusiast

  7. DrWurm

    DrWurm Member

    Looking for a little clarification here, does rooting or wifi tethering void the warranty?

    And yes, rooting the Droid X has been made extremely easy. Now we just need to get around that pesky efuse.

    Don't know, check their website.
     
  8. Zog Bog

    Zog Bog Newbie

    Last week I noticed my 3g speed was consistently slower then normal*. When I called Verizon and spoke to tier 2 tech support the first thing asked was if there was any throttling going on.
    The tech guy said thus far Verizon does not throttle or cap their unlimited 3g data plans on phones. He said it does happen with PC cards but not phones. The reason I asked was because an average month's use for me is 3-5gbs untethered.
    So according to Verizon data overruns should not be a punishable offense for phones.

    *(The 3g speed has returned to normal)
     
  9. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    According to VZW, WiFi tethering (their app) is the exception to that rule. While our unlimited data plans may not currently have a cap, WiFi data supposedly does...
     
  10. john0821

    john0821 Android Enthusiast

    Just root. The only issue you might see in the future is when 2.2 rolls around. But that won't be for another few weeks unless you root and download the leaked 2.2 that just came out.
     

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