The truth on EVDO on Laptop via Cell Phone as Modem. ???
There has been a lot of different explanations froma variety of different people on what the facts are for using a cell phone to let your laptop access the internet over EVDO.
There are 3 different camps of people with 3 answers.
1) The first camp is the end user like me that is currently using a Moto E815 cell phone as a modem (via bluetooth connection) to access the internet from my laptop and PDA (Dell Axim Pocket PC). I was even able to do this with my old V710. Never had an issue and I was never officially told by verizon to stop doing this. I have never been billed for data access and never directly threatened to be. I basically use my minutes that I pay for (or free minutes nights and weekends). So since I pay for my minute...
And the contract may say something to the how the minutes are used, but these contractts are so vague and basically say you cant use your phone for anything. I recently looked at the contract for the VDO Broadband plans. And of course Verizon doesnt want you to use it to host a server, but they go on in the wording to say you cant upload anything, download anything, stream anything, FTP to anything and almost even browse anything. Well what the heck do ...
But people sometimes speak with athority about things they heard from other people that also spoke about it with athority
The bill-out for unlimited data on PDA's is about $50.00 USD (wether EV or 1x) thats what I payed on my xv6000.
Phone.exe on mine ab-ended all the time. I loaded a debugger to find out what was wrong with it. It would not ring, I would not get message alerts about calls. I reflashed Audiovox software into it about 20 times, different loads different versions. Finally I just gave up on that phone. Hence my suggestion to the gent who wanted everything is get a normal phone + superior PDA, the combos don's seem to work correctly (per my experience with xv6600)
You seem to be misinterpreting unlimited here too. The "unlimited" is in reference to time and data transfer, not how it is to be used. I pay for registration on my car and I get unlimited use of the road but I can't do whatever I feel like on the road.
I want to use it like a mini-laptop, and do anything I'd normally do with a laptop.
What kinds of data traffic are blocked?
Track down the ToS or Acceptable Use Policy for Broadband Access and it will tell you specifically what can/cannot be done.
But I should be able to FTP/download or surf anywhere I want.
Why would an official VZW Tech at the store encourage it and say yes, and then the salesguy say no.
Most likely the tech guy gave you an honest TECH answer - Yes it CAN be done -- while the sales guy gave you an honest company policy answer -- No you are NOT ALLOWED to do it.
VZW Policy is to term you "for good cause" if they see any numbers go up that they consider "tethering".
However I don't think they want to do this to you being that you're in the v710 settlement group, thence making you a sensitive issue.
Now for EVDO phones I don't believe they YET support this. I did see a message a while back that kits for the EVDO phones were being developed and would eventually be available. It will probably work the same way. You'll be able to do it without a data plan but they would like you to subscribe to one. The end result will be the sales people telling you that you ...
Aside from that I understand Verizon would not discuss or promote the EVDO kit or Broadband tethered access until its available. I heard about this kit at the CES show and thought it was a good idea. Nevertheless Price is important. It has to be affordable for the masses. Its not just for business people anymore.
Furthermore, if I am already accessing the internet from my PDA (and I dont use it tremendously) via bluetooth to my E815 and using some of my minutes or free time, then why would I give that up?
I would only give it up if the price were ri...
You should change the title to. "My truth on EVDO phones and laptops". I find it laughable that you are willing to take you and tech's opinions on VZW policy as fact.
HERE are the current facts.
-VZW technical services in store are not direct VZW employee as they work for Selectron as indicated by their badges. They offer technical/replacement services as a matter of convience so you do not have to send your phone out for service everytime someone locks out their phone. They are contracted and are familar with our rules and regs but are not required to look out for VZW/Consumers best intersts.
-Allthough mobile office was made available to our customers as a alternative to wireless web on our 1xRTT network it is NOT curr...
This weekend I am buying an XV6700 outright (no contract) and will let you know how my testing goes.
1) If a Verizon hired representative tells me I can connect to the internet with my phone via cable or Bluetooth, then it is Verizon who must be accountable for their actions of what they tell "me" their customer(s). Today I went into a different Verizon store along Route 22 in NJ. The lovely lady who I have seen working there for at least a year, has assured me 100% that I can take a Treo with a USB cable to my laptop, or any other phone with a cable (or bluetooth if possible) to access the internet from my laptop using MINUTES. And to verify if they were 1xRT or EVDO, I looked on the back of an LG7000 Mobile Office Kit (basically a USB cable and drivers) and it said CAN connect at 1X or BROADBAND s...
Regular 1x phones use mobile web (1.1 or 2.0):
They get BILLED BY THE MINUTE WHEN THEY ARE ONLINE! So if you check weather, sports, email etc.. you are USING YOUR MINUTES HOW YOU WANT THAT IS FINE!!!
EVDO Phones: If you add the 15$ a month VCAST then you get UNLIMITED MOBILE WEB (PACKET DATA) AND VCAST.. otherwise you would be using a minute everytime you looked at a clip or a movie review etc...
BUT FOR "THEIVES" they hook it up to a laptop and since you get unlimited "Packet Data" you can go online unlimited for the 15$ a month..
NOW if you have a PDA PHONE.. you can and ARE ALLOWED to use the $45/month unlimited data plan and Tether it to a laptop... THEY WILL NOT DO TECHNICAL SUPPORT BUT THEY DO KNOW AB...
Did you get it in writeing?
didn't think so
Takeing a camera a filming people as evidence without their cinsent on private property is not only NOT admissable in court but also illegal in some states.
Tethering a pda for broadband access is allowed. Tethering a Evdo phone for broadband is no...
Can you use the mobile office kit, to teether a verzion cell phone- if it's under the "inpulse plan" prepaid plan?
can you use the mobile office kit to teether a verzion cell phone- if it under the "Easy Pay" prepaid plan?
Do you have to use the "mobile office kit" or verzion supplied "data cable" to get on the internet via teethering to the laptop? Can you use other third party software or does it have to be verzions? Can you use the data cable thats you can get off the internet?
Is using the mobile office kit faster than dial up?
Or would it be better to use the kit to call out to another isp?
Now heres a few tips:
1) Buy the USB cable on eBay for $5 to $10 and search the net or contact the phone manufacturer to download the driver. Not all phones are able, but must current are.
2) If you have a bluetooth phone and are able to uncripple the dial-up-networki...
Are we all becoming brainwashed by the empire???
I think so. But if your not a zombie by now, then stand up for your rights and understand what Verizon DOES offer. They sell Mobile Office Kits on the shelves of every store. On the back of the box is clearly printer "for 1xRT and Broadband connections"
Broadband! Duh. Hey does that mean Verizon supports Broadband with this cable? YES.
Enough with this site and all the VZW drones telling you otherwise. Go to the store and see for yourselves.
The proof is in the pudding.
I'm tired of beating this dead horse. I just wanted to inform ...
You state: "Tethering a pda for broadband access is allowed. Tethering a Evdo phone for broadband is not allowed or supported for consumers." Well that makes no sense. First you say I can tether my PDA to my EVDO phone for Broadband and that it IS allowed. And you as an employee are stating that this function is ok for us consumers to do. But then you go on to say: "Tethering a Evdo phone for broadband is not allowed or supported for consumers." Tethering to what? and why now is it not allowed when a sentence before you say it is? Is it a laptop you are trying to say? Then what differentiates my desire to use my own PDA or Laptop at my own choice to browse the web. In both cases, your phone acts as the modem to the ...
BTW, SBC Yahoo does offer DSL for $15 a month.
Until that day, verizon can NOT legally lay a hand on us for doing just this. Yes, its a great deal to use minutes (that I pay for) and I only do it because I can. And why would i want to pay more? verizon already offeres it to us for less. The keyword is "OFFERS". yes VERIZON offers this service to us. Its just not widely promoted. Just as housing developers offer low income housing to those that qualify, others will pa...
Yup and it is 60 bucks
This was actually rolled out on 2/6/2006 - BroadbandAccess Connect.
Those subscribers who received their 2/15 bill are still being charged for minutes toward their peak time.
There is nothing on the website yet, but how can the BBC be unlimited then? Isn't it like an air card?
EVDO (PDA): Similar to the Laptop stipulations, Verizon is charging you $45 (or $50 w/out voice plans) because they feel that with a PDA you would not be able to use as much data transfer as a PC/Laptop. You can...