Comments on news posted 2011-08-11 10:15:09: Last week we discussed how AT&T has decided to escalate their war on unofficial tethering, announcing they'd revoke grandfathered unlimited data service for any customers found to be tethering unofficially. ..
I have the original Motorola DROID on Verizon. After many updates over the years the phone was running too slow due to junkware like a forced twitter app and others. I have since rooted the phone and installed Cyanogen Mod 7 which runs great. The update also gave me the ability to tether wirelessly which we were told was a "hardware limitation".
I have used the feature sparingly and it runs great. I would recommend it to anyone who still has the original droid. It comes in handy in a pinch, like when FIOS goes down
2011-Aug-11 10:09 am: ·
burner50 Proud Union THUG Premium join:2002-06-05 Fort Worth, TX kudos:1
Not entirely true
I was one who had a rooted droid x when they pushed out gingerbread.
I retained my root access and used "Wireless Tether For Root Users". I got the signup screen. I disabled my wireless tether and moved to "EasyTether Pro" where I was directed to the same signup screen. I also tried barnacle wifi and a couple other tethering apps. None would work until I installed the TBH tethering patch (which broker other functionality), so I ultimately sbf'd back to froyo.
i still tether on my iPhone with 4.26 build (jailbroken) . i will NOT update the phone. This has come in handy during a DSL outage other then that i take it easy with it rather then abuse this. sometimes i just tether my iPod touch streaming slacker to it which is the same thing as if i used the handset directly to stream slacker.
2011-Aug-11 3:27 pm: ·
BHNtechXpert BHN Staff Premium,VIP join:2006-02-16 Saint Petersburg, FL kudos:151
For what its worth....
I'm posting this from a tethered (non VZW sanctioned) Droid X without any issues at all. No landing page...nothing.
Mods feel free to verify....
2011-Aug-11 4:13 pm: ·
duckforit Duckforit Premium join:2003-04-12 Carmel By The Sea, CA
T-Mobile and tethering
Why don't I hear any mention of the Tmobile plans. for $49.95 I run a small network (3-4 'puters) have 5gig cap...but when it is reached , they tell me all thaat will happen is I'll get throttled until the next billing cycle. (2yr contract, no credit ck.) It hasn't been a month yet, so we'll see.
I have and will always tether with programs that do not belong to Verizon. The functionality is part of the phone I purchased and not some service. The same issue was litigated with in-home routers when ISPs tried to charge for multiple connection charges into the home if you split your connection to multiple pc's and they lost. Someone will litigate this and Verizon will lose too since we already are paying for the data. I don't seem to use any more data when tethered than if I am not. Since Netflix still sends the same amount whether tethered or not.
I am tired of these companies pushing out updates to block functionality on a phone because they want to charge for it. I don't use their Navigation software so they can't charge me for it. The same applies to tethering.