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    Tether to laptop, 2gb limit?

    Buying a droid for verizon. On Sprint, I could tether all month long with pdanet. Is it the same way with verizon? Do I need to root the phone? And is it really unlimited data like advertised or 2gb? Thx.

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    The "Mobile Hotspot" feature is limited to 2GB, correct. Using PDAnet is considered theft of service.

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    Correct, unlimited theft of service.
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    While I won't comment on the "theft of service" (IMHO it's not)....

    You don't need PDAnet - the DroidX has Bluetooth PAN open. So you connect to that and can tether for free....

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    There is a tethering package that is $30/month add'l and has a 5GB limit before overage charges kick in.

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    If you use PDAnet, you can tether all you want as it's totally unlimited. Obviously Verizon doesn't approve of that but since they give you unlimited date, you won't be charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csnut18
    If you use PDAnet, you can tether all you want as it's totally unlimited. Obviously Verizon doesn't approve of that but since they give you unlimited date, you won't be charged.
    Unless they do find out, in which case you will be charged. A lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellfreak View Post
    While I won't comment on the "theft of service" (IMHO it's not)....
    Verizon charges $30/month to use its network for tethering. Making use of tethering, and not paying for such usage, is indeed "theft of service". Having not been caught yet, doesn't change that fact.

    BTW, most users have the unlimited webpage and email data plan. Those who do tether, tend to use types of data not covered by that.

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    My plan description doesn't say anything about webpage and email. It specifically says Unlimited Data for my Dinc. I don't see anything wrong with going around their "plans" for tethering. You're still using data on the phone, which is unlimited. I'm not exactly sure what you're problem with that is. I'm not all for this nickle and dime crap that they try and pull. $30 to tether, and it's not unlimited, ON TOP of your plan that already includes unlimited data from the smartphone. Pulease. Sell that to someone who doesn't know any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R
    My plan description doesn't say anything about webpage and email. It specifically says Unlimited Data for my Dinc. I don't see anything wrong with going around their "plans" for tethering. You're still using data on the phone, which is unlimited. I'm not exactly sure what you're problem with that is. I'm not all for this nickle and dime crap that they try and pull. $30 to tether, and it's not unlimited, ON TOP of your plan that already includes unlimited data from the smartphone. Pulease. Sell that to someone who doesn't know any better.
    Have you even read the name of the feature you are paying for?

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    Explain what you mean please? I've definitely read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R
    Explain what you mean please? I've definitely read it.
    Email and web for smartphone.

    Where does that say unlimited data? Additionally, the terms of service specifically say no tethering. Since you read it, how did you misinterpret that?

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    Well, I'd only be emailing and using the web, via the smartphone.

    When I click on the link for Unlimited Email & Web for Smartphones in my plan section of my account it says unlimited web access. So excuse the improper terminology when I said "data", instead of "access".

    Doesn't change anything though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R
    Well, I'd only be emailing and using the web, via the smartphone.

    When I click on the link for Unlimited Email & Web for Smartphones in my plan section of my account it says unlimited web access. So excuse the improper terminology when I said "data", instead of "access".

    Doesn't change anything though.
    And your excuse for ignoring the terms of service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltA View Post

    BTW, most users have the unlimited webpage and email data plan. Those who do tether, tend to use types of data not covered by that.
    What about the data all the apps use like youtube, internet radio apps etc? I don't buy that a computer uses different kind of data then a phone. I have read recently that a smartphone is harder on the data network then tethering because its always connecting and disconnecting, "checking" for email etc.. When you tether you just pull down more at one shot then its done for a bit.

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