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Originally Posted by Raiden911 View Post

$1.25 million fine .....weak. mad.gif

Yeah. I wonder how much they've already made by breaking the law. It's probably well over $1,250,000.

It would not surprise me at all if Verizon starts charging people $25 for tethering to cover this new cost of doing business.
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$1.25 million fine .....weak. mad.gif
Yeah. This just confirms that you'll earn far more money by breaking the law and pretending you didn't see the difference after the fact.

They should be forced to refund customers for ever dollar they earned from this tethering bull.
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I'm trying to make sure I'm reading this right. I have a 4G phone and unlimited data. So now I can tether using Verizons hot spot and not worry about it (since 4G is the 700MHz C block)? Or am I misreading anything? Currently using FoxFi

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but you don't need to switch to the share everything plan to tether on Verizon.

All you need is PDANET 3.5. This version also is integrated with FoxFi, and since you're already using FoxFi, PDANET 3.5 will work with your phone as it's just a USB connection to your computer instead of wifi - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pn.helper&hl=en

What has been stated is that if you have the share everything plan, Verizon will no longer charge you the $20 fee for tethering app and "Hotspot" feature, however, if you have been grandfathered with the unlimited data plan or bought your phone at full price to retain the unlimited plan, then they have disabled "Their" tethering app (i.e. Verizon Hotspot) for us unlimited folks. However, PDANET 3.5 works as it's not a Verizon app, but still allows you to tether & without rooting your phone! The only catch is it has a trial period, but you can continue using PdaNet for free once it's over. The only difference is that free edition blocks secure web sites. http://junefabrics.com/android/ It's only $15.95. That's better than $20 a month and if you need to use the internet in a pinch (power went out, airport, etc) and you don't need to do any online shopping, then it's hardly a bust with the free version. I found basic internet surfing was pretty fast even with my 3G connection.
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