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Ned

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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2011, 05:22:42 PM »
I believe PDA.net is a thing of the past if you are verizon.

There is no indication that VZW will do anything to stop the use of PDAnet or EasyTether.  I used EasyTether just yesterday for several hours.
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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2011, 05:48:59 PM »
I believe PDA.net is a thing of the past if you are verizon.


Today I installed it on a Verizon iPhone 4 with no problem.

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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2011, 08:55:21 AM »
If you are with Verizon, have a smart phone, and pay $30/month for a Verizon data plan that gives you either unlimited or 5GB/month it seems that this tethering is OK and legal using PDA.NET. 

Does anyone know if this assumption is true?

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Ned

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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2011, 09:33:16 AM »
Tethering with PDAnet or EasyTether still works.  I used EasyTether yesterday for several hours with my Droid.  Whether it's legal under the terms of service, I can't say :)  You're supposed to buy the tethering feature from VZW if you do that.
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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2011, 02:35:26 PM »
I'm here in southern California and my cell carrier is Metro PCS. I use there LG Optimus and I reflashed it with gingerbreak to use Wireless tether. Works great! super fast and reliable. Good for surfing the web. Not really for youtube. a song takes me to download about 2-3 mins not bad.

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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2011, 03:36:57 PM »
I believe PDA.net is a thing of the past if you are verizon.

Why?  PDA Net is still working for many Verizon customers.

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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2011, 04:49:11 PM »
I just used PDA net this week on my Verizon phone.

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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2011, 12:41:14 PM »
I believe the Verzion has blocked the download of PDAnet from the droid market.  You can still download it by going to the website, at least that is how I understand it.  AT&T has done the same.
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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2011, 12:56:16 PM »
PdaNet 3.02 is available in the Android Market as of just now.  Also, Easy Tether is available from the Android Market.
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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2011, 02:11:54 PM »
Verizon posted a policy a couple of months ago - if your smart phone usage is within the top 2% of all their customers, they "reserve the right" to throttle your download speeds for the remainder of the current billing month and the next one.  So their "unlimited" plan isn't really unlimited.

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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2011, 03:02:06 PM »
It's hard to use much more than a few GB/month on a Smartphone unless you do tether, and doing that without buying a limited tethering plan is technically (and legally) in violation of the terms of service.  So someone sucking 10+GB/month on their unlimited Smartphone data plan by tethering it can't call foul.  I think they're being generous in allowing those users continued access, even if it's at a reduced speed.  VZW not longer offers an unlimited data plan on a Smartphone.  Only those that bought such a plan before July 7 have unlimited data, and those terms have not changed.  It was AT&T that announced the throttling beginning Oct. 1.

It's still "unlimited" access, but the definition of unlimited in this case means you have access, not how fast it runs or how many bits you can suck down :)
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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2011, 07:13:41 AM »
Is Pda Net and easy tether available for 4g phones? And can you tell us the different features of, or the advantages of using one or the other?

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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2011, 07:56:44 AM »
Both should work on any Android phone, 3G or 4G, as far as I know.  Both work well, but I've had better success with EasyTether.  There is no real reason to choose one over the other.  Both have free versions that you can try to see which you prefer.

EasyTether is less expensive than PDAnet.
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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2011, 10:02:30 PM »
I am late coming into this thread.  I'm also a self-admitted moron when it comes to certain "techy type" things, but I'm always searching and willing to learn. 

I have an AT&T aircard (unlimited service), and also unlimited internet on my Iphone. 

I want to be able to use my Ipad at times for internet access, instead of my Iphone.  However, there are no good options for doing so.  I can buy a separate limited plan for the Ipad (not a good option, I'm already paying around $100 a month for my internet access options).  Or, I can add tethering to my current Iphone account (which will allow me to use both devices, but will take away my unlimited account - NOT acceptable). 

They've really got it figured out.  I don't mind paying for a service that I need and enjoy, but this is approaching "bend over and take it". 



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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2011, 01:30:19 PM »
Does Easy Tether offer the option to HIDE the connection as PdaNet does?  Yes PdaNet works on 4G.

When you log into PdaNet it says DNA not verified and it says using Googles DNA.  I don't know but this must be hiding it.

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Re: Smart Phone Tethering
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2011, 05:42:51 PM »
Here in Canada I get the impression that are different rules for tethering.
I currently have a 6gig plan that I can both tether and use my iphone as a wifi hot spot for $30.
It is my only source of the net at home or on the road...I think it is GREAT value.