[maemo-users] Cell Phone As Modem

From: Mike Lococo mikelococo at gmail.com
Date: Sun Jun 1 23:46:00 EEST 2008
> Kevin T. Neely wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 09:09:07PM +0300, Sameer Verma wrote:
>> Dr. Nicholas Shaw wrote: service would keep telling me that I could
>> not use Bluetooth because I had not purchased the "tethering
>> package".
> The what?  I'm sorry, that's just funny.  I don't think I've ever
> heard of anything like that.  You either have a data plan or you
> don't.  Either way, if your phone is capable, you should be able to
> tether to it.

It would be funny if it weren't true.  Several providers hamstring their 
handsets to prevent tethering unless you sign up for it as an added 
feature.  Verizon has bee doing this for years, I don't have experience 
with AT&T but it wouldn't surprise me.  Verizon calls it Broadband 
Access, it's an extra $15/month.

If you do successfully workaround the block and tether your phone 
without the feature, you're in violation of your TOS.

Mike Lococo

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