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Verizon Wireless Confirms the Droid Can Be Tethered

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Nov 4, 2009, 12:59 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Verizon Wireless has indicated that it will offer customers the ability to tether the Motorola Droid to act as a wireless modem for their laptops starting in early 2010. Uses can expect to pay an additional $15 above the normal smartphone data plan for this feature, which allows for up to 5GB of data per month.

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Nov 4, 2009, 1:28 PM

thank you Verizon!

i was thinking of switching to Verizon from ATT cus of the Droid. thanks for letting us know tethering will be available in 2010 on Droid and pay additional 15buk!
now there is no reasons for me to switch!
all unlocked GSM windows pdaphones comes with tethering as standard feature! it works out of the box! (internet sharing).
lol....like verizon is doing us a favor or something. Laughing
even with GSM phones though, you're supposed to pay extra for tethering. (and you can do the same with Verizon, they are better at catching it though).

So you are passing off on a phone becuase it's harder to get a feature without paying for it?
I don't think AT&T allows that on the iPhone.

Nov 4, 2009, 3:20 PM


This is a weird announcement. All other PDA/Smartphones with Verizon allow tethering. Why would this one be any different?
I think it's because Sprint doesn't allow tethering anymore on smartphones.
could also be another jab at the iphone?

I think it's actually to quiet the internet trolls who reply to every verizon announcement with "they cripple their phones!!!!"

Just like verizon made it a point to mention that the Droid would have wif...

Nov 4, 2009, 2:54 PM

I will not go near Verizon...

...if rumors emerge reality. The talk is VZW doubling their ETFs to 350 bills. I will not step foot near that neighborhood. They can do all the handstands, backflips, or tricks as much as they want. But this smells of no good deeds down the road. Locking customers into a jail. Something is cooking. No thanks.
It's not to lock customers in jail, its for the people who are adding lines to get the phone then ending the contract and paying only 175.00. Verizon doesn not have 1 smartphone over 200.00 anymore. They price the smartphones at a low price. But you h...
And I'm sure that AT&T and Sprint are licking their chops....thinking finally Verizon made the first move so now they can up their ETF as well and not be the bad guy...well maybe not Sprint they can't even sign up any new customers.
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