[maemo-users] Cell Phone As Modem

From: Dr. Nicholas Shaw Doc at DocHarley.com
Date: Mon Jun 2 00:20:40 EEST 2008

I have the 10MB plan and connection via Bluetooth worked with my Razr.  What
I'm interested in knowing is if anyone has connected to the Internet, via
Bluetooth, with either the Black Jack II or Moto Q.  I have the Black Jack
II and it doesn't work and AT&T doesn't believe it will work.  They want to
give me a Moto Q but I'm trying to verify if anyone has done this with the
Moto Q before going ahead.  If, as has been suggested (and I've experienced
before), AT&T technical support is wrong, then I just need to know how they
do it. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org [mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org]
On Behalf Of Mike Lococo
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 14:46
To: Kevin T. Neely
Cc: Dr. Nicholas Shaw; maemo-users at maemo.org
Subject: Re: Cell Phone As Modem

> 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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