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I'm sure we'll all aware of this.

But if you want a tethering option...you should purchase the package.
Stealing from Verizon (or however else you morally justify doing whatever it is you consider yourself doing) is one of the main reasons Verizon/Moto/Etc. hate root users.
 

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Jubakuba said:
I'm sure we'll all aware of this.

But if you want a tethering option...you should purchase the package.
Stealing from Verizon (or however else you morally justify doing whatever it is you consider yourself doing) is one of the main reasons Verizon/Moto/Etc. hate root users.
Not sure if I would classify it as stealing at all. Data is data whether it is used on a phone or a laptop, what is the difference if I use 5gb a month on my phone or 5gb teathered to my pc? Some phones supported it without any additional fees (I am thinking of the Nexus One and the Palm Pre) but to boost the bottom line an imaginary distinction was drawn. Not buying it, data is data unlimited should be unlimited.
 

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Last time I checked my phone was mine not theirs to do stuff to. They can hate me for being rooted, rom'd, tethered, or being a white male. I pay for unlimited data and now they want to throttle it, or tell me what I can do with it. It's so they can make more money, bottom line. $30 a month for unlimited data, and then another $20 to access a feature my paid for phone can already do. The theft is on them, not us.
 

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Yes the phone is yours, but the data is Verizon's and it is spelled out in the contract that you sign - unauthorized tethering is prohibited. You pay for unlimited data for your phone, not any device that you want to connect to it. Read your contract. You might get away with it for a week, a month or even indefinitely, but Verizon is cracking down on tethering. It is a gamble that you will have to take.
 

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This is a big can of worms so dont even get me started. Verizon and all of the other providers already border on extortion and highway robbery so tether away. Im a fan of progress and the telcos are haulting progression. Its that simple. Bye.
 

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Lolz at these threads every few weeks. Your paying for data through your phone right? So if it's displayed on your phone or laptop, it's your data.. It's such a load of bull$hit what mobile companies are trying to pull.
 

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Why do all of these custom roms continue featuring unlocked tethering if it's such a "big moral issue" among devs?
 
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