- 07-31-2012, 08:56 PM #1
I see that the Tango update will be available tomorrow. In the description it says the Trophy will be Wi-Fi hot spot capable. I still have the unlimited data plan, will the Wi-Fi hot spot use the data I am already paying for, or will Verizon charge me for this seperately?
- 08-01-2012, 01:40 PM #6
Evidently it's a two part update for those who haven't made it there yet....still waiting. Since I'm grandfathered in on the "Unlimited data" plan, I'm wondering if I'll have the Internet Sharing option without changing my plan. Will update momentarily.
EDIT: Three part update? I wasn't paying too much attention, but I think it was:
1 - Tango - all windows updates?
2 - VZW update - enables messaging enhancements
3 - HTC update - no desciption, link takes you to WP update FAQ
Last edited by crazie; 08-01-2012 at 01:53 PM. Reason: More info
- 08-01-2012, 02:15 PM #10
OK, so Internet sharing is there, but I have bad news for anyone on an unlimited plan (It's the only one I can confirm).....
It looks like everything works, but you'll have to pay $20/month to actually use the browser or data functions of any connected device. I confirmed this with my wireless laptop and my Zune HD.
See attached for full disapopintment.
- 08-01-2012, 04:00 PM #13
Well that stinks. You'd think if we were grandfathered in or paying for unlimited, that's exactly what it means... Unlimited data. Doesn't matter if it is coming via phone or wifi attached laptop. It still has to go through the phone.
08-01-2012, 04:14 PM #14
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- 08-01-2012, 04:36 PM #16
Yep. Just finished all updates and went to use it as a hotspot and it redirects you to a page to sign up for this new service for a fee.
Let's do a search to see who called this. That eventually it would be available, but would be for a fee. Ready, set go!
- 08-01-2012, 08:27 PM #21
08-01-2012, 09:20 PM #22
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I have the grandfathered unlimited plan and I didn't get any errors or notifications when I enabled hotspot. I didn't test it on my computer but rather my wife's phone connected via WiFi. It worked fine and successfully navigated to several sites on her phone. I'll have to try on the PC and see if I get different results.
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- 08-01-2012, 09:38 PM #24
For all those who are grandfathered in on an unlimited data plan.....
For anyone tethering: They know you're tethering because of a setting in your PST that sees data go through dun.vzw3g.com, rather than vzw3g.com. They know you're tethering. Will they do anything about it? Probably not. But, I don't take any chances. Here's what you do:
000000 (six zeroes).
M.IP Default Profile.
Change it from YOURNUMBER@dun.vzw3g.com to YOURNUMBER@vzw3g.com -- In other words, you're deleting the text "dun."
Your phone will reboot. From now on (potentially until/if you ever flash another PB00IMG.zip that you'd normally have to *228 for), you will channel all your tethering through vzw3g.com instead of dun.vzw3g.com.
As far as Verizon is watching, you're moving all that data right into your phone, and not tethering.
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- 08-01-2012, 10:42 PM #25
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