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Is Wireless Tether About to Get the Android Axe? Carriers Finally Starting to Block it?

If you aren’t sure what that picture is saying, let me attempt to break it down for you.  After receiving a tip that Verizon may be blocking Wireless Tether from the market, I decided to do a little digging on the variety of devices I own.  Sure enough, from all of my phones, including the Nexus S I have running on AT&T, I was unable to find Wireless Tether in the market.  So to see what was really going on, I jumped into the browser-based Android Market to see if I could find the app and definitely did.  But what you are seeing, is my list of devices, all of which cannot accept this app.

Now, we’ve known for some time now that carriers were going to start cracking down on tethering, and you know what, it makes sense that they would.  In fact, AT&T has been warning users that were illegally tethering over the last week, so it wouldn’t surprise us if Verizon was jumping on board with that program.  And if these quick couple of searches that I performed this morning mean anything, then it looks like your days of “stealing data” are about to come to an end.

Anyone else able to find Wireless Tether?  Let me know your phone and carrier please.

Cheers AC!

  • dblj

    I had it on my OG but could never get it to work.

  • Gee

    I would also like to point out that pda_net has also been blocked. That is a non-rooted wired tether app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanfacesays Nathan Coffee

    Makes me happy I snagged the APK from google codes. *hint hint*

  • Daniel

    Needless war wongering.

    “Wireless tether” is a app for rooted phones only. People who know how to root their phones couldn’t care less if this app is on the Android Market. They can get it elsewhere on the web.

    Its still very difficult for carriers to block tethering. Especially on Android phones. Android phones can run practically everything a PC can. Data looks the same. Eventually they’ll probably do it, but its not the best use of their time. Rather than impose unnatural restrictions on how people use their data, they will need to cap the data, but hopefully at reasonably large amounts. I hope carriers don’t fall into the trap of other industries who fail to grasp the changing times and try to protect old business models while failing to see new opportunities. RIAA and MPAA have lost the entire market for music and movies by failing to embrace digital media, instead trying to unreasonably restrict users use of their purchased content. I hope carriers don’t do the same thing, trying to control what you do with your data, instead of seeing the possibilities of a widely available high speed data access.

  • John

    While I disagree, I understand the Carrier’s POV. You purchased an unlimited data plan FOR YOUR PHONE. Not your PC, not your Tablet, not any other device.. just for your phone. Just because your phone allows other devices access to it’s 3G connection, doesn’t mean you have the right to use your data for other devices.

    • Anonymous

      Was that in the contract you signed?

  • Schoat333

    Thats fine, ill just use my phone for everything now, and make sure to max out my data every month. ;)

    • Anonymous

      Turning wifi off…….now!

    • jason w.s.

      Ever heard the saying “Some jerks always gotta go ruin it for the rest of us” ? …………hows it goin jerk. ;-P

  • Gsletta

    I dont like the added charge but i can see why they are doing it. You pay 30 dollars a month for your phone to have unlimited data, but as soon as you start using that data for another device, you are breaking the TOS and now you are trying to get unlimited data on 2+ devices for the price of one.

  • Craigg

    I have had wireless tether installed on my rooted D2 Global and it still works flawlessly. I only use the tethering occasionally and there is no way I will pay $60 monthly for that option.

  • Emike72

    Your phone’s data plan is for, wait for it, your phone. Not for your computer, game console and everything else you can tether to. Apps like Wireless Tether are used to circumvent plans for broadband and mifi. It’s a load of dung to call carriers greedy on this issue when your the one cheating them. This is one of those very few instances where I fall on the carriers side. Quit acting like everything you tether to is covered by your phone’s plan. It never was.

  • Anonymous

    I do not consider tethering stealing data. You are merely transfering data to a laptop; etc. If you go over an agreed amount of data and gt it for free, or if you somehow tap someone elses data that they pay for and now you get it for free, that is stealing..

    • Bunie

      Yeah. Networks are just greedy. i have an unlimited data plan on my phone, and my phone is using the data. Just because its traveling thru the phone into my laptop doesn’t mean its “stealing”. its still my phone that’s downloading all the data that i was promised would be Unlimited.

      • Homer_J_S

        Should companies allow tethering under an unlimited data plan? I believe yes, with some reasonable limits. Do I wish companies allowed it? Yes. What baffles me, however, is the view that it’s not stealing. If the contract says tethering is prohibited and violates the contract. If so, it IS stealing when you do it. This isn’t rocket science. And, why do people hang onto the word “UNLIMITED” in their contract but ignore the tethering prohibition. You violate the tethering restriction, why can’t the phone company violate the “unlimited” term and condition? Why is your clause more important?

        • Anonymous

          I don’t see why people think violating a term in a contract = larceny.

        • Newslet

          You answered your own question. You said that thethering has a “prohibition” and a “restriction”, which are by definition, limits. Thus, it is not unlimited data. It has limits.

          • Homer_J_S

            Semantics games aside, we all know “unlimited” applies to data use only for the phone on the account. It is, in fact, unlimited for 1 device.

            P.S. I would have responded quicker but my tether app disconnected and my laptop froze. Had to reboot and start over. :)

        • Anonymous

          They already were violating by slowing down data speeds.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly, it’s like What if I install a torrent app or use FTP to get a 4GB iso onto my SD card then transfer via USB, compared to just connecting via USB/WiFi either way just used 4GB… ubuntu DVD for example…

        What difference would it make where the bits go/how they get there, if it’s USB/WiFi or SD Card, all adds up to the same bandwidth/data transfer…

        By definition anyone who downloads an email Attachment to their SD card then displays it on a TV or transfers it to a PC via USB is stealing too… as much as usb/bt/wifi tether is…

    • DBK

      Not really. The connection is a direct one. The data isn’t going from the radio through the phone to the other device, it’s going from the radio directly to the other device. The phone isn’t using that data at all.

      • Bunie

        Your wrong here. It goes through the phone.

      • Gsletta

        If you’ve ever used wireless tether, it clearly shows the data that your phone consumes to connect the devices

        • Bunie

          Yeah it does the math, it knows what its sending through the usb. whats your point? lol

          • Gsletta

            my point is the phone is using the data….

  • Badassbosoxfan

    Does this apply to wired tethers also? Such as PDA net?

    • Bunie

      This is whats being refered to. im not sure if its blocked from being installed or just blocked on the market.

  • Bunie

    PDANet can still be installed over ADB or via the APK right? They cant block that without updating the rom to do so. (I think?)

  • Breadthousand

    Just use cm7, has wireless and USB tether built in!

  • Anonymous

    I just tried to wifi tether my Xoom to my DX running .4588 and it wont obtain an IP address. I don’t know if the issue is with the Xoom or the DX but it used to work just fine.

    Of note – when I started wifi tether app, it also loaded the official verizon wifi tether app at the same time. Tsk Tsk verizon getting sneaky.

  • Heavydroiduser

    So let me get this strait…..
    Viewing a web page on the phone itself…fine.
    Viewing the same web page on a device tethered to the phone….stealing data?!?!?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

      Review the contract that you signed… Which is in the contract and which isn’t?

  • Anonymous

    1>>>I don’t think people have entitlement issues, but I for one am tired of paying the same data fee for each device on the same account. I pay a data fee for my phone, for my xoom, for my wifes phone. If they are saying we can’t tether, at least give us a darn discount on the data prices when we are using multiple devices.

    2>>>The problem is that the phone is a router/modem all rolled into one.Verizon previously locked down their devices to prevent all of this, but when Android came along they had to make a choice. They couldn’t have Android and locked phones. The chose open and android.

    3>>> On the contrary, the data the phone uses is just like any other device. The phone doesn’t compress data. If I stream music on my phone at 320kbps, that is what I hear. The phone is just another networked device. Of course voice traffic is compressed but not straight data. Verizon has millions of devices on its network and I wouldn’t exactly call it bogged down.

  • Anonymous

    1>>>I don’t think people have entitlement issues, but I for one am tired of paying the same data fee for each device on the same account. I pay a data fee for my phone, for my xoom, for my wifes phone. If they are saying we can’t tether, at least give us a darn discount on the data prices when we are using multiple devices.

    2>>>The problem is that the phone is a router/modem all rolled into one.Verizon previously locked down their devices to prevent all of this, but when Android came along they had to make a choice. They couldn’t have Android and locked phones. The chose open and android.

    3>>> On the contrary, the data the phone uses is just like any other device. The phone doesn’t compress data. If I stream music on my phone at 320kbps, that is what I hear. The phone is just another networked device. Of course voice traffic is compressed but not straight data. Verizon has millions of devices on its network and I wouldn’t exactly call it bogged down.

    • DBK

      1) That I can agree with.

      2) It’s only a router when the hotspot feature is used. Otherwise it’s a modem.

      3) When you play games like WoW through the network, or tether your PS3/360 to the network and play COD, or use it for hardcore business, then it does. More often than not, people abuse the network that way and that is what is causing the problems.

      • Anonymous

        i think we should be allowed to tether, but I also feel like you do that tethering computers to run WOW, consoles, etc is abuse. It is those small percentages who usually ruin it for the rest of us.

  • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

    This is kinda stupid. Wireless tether requires root and custom kernel anyway. So people who do this stuff will be able to install WT from other sources than market. This way or another…
    Before being submitted to market WT was built in into ROMs.

  • http://twitter.com/s_hamilton S. Hamilton

    Tried using it on Liberty GB on my DX yesterday and had no luck. If you can get the connection with the handset from your computer, you get a roadblock screen from VZ in the browser asking if you want to subscribe to mobile tethering. What a pain.

  • gimlet72

    I think the bigger issue is the ability for carries to block certain apps in the Market. What if Verizon wants to start blocking competing applications such as navigation. At least with the Droid X you can install apps that are not from the market. My co-worker has an HTC from ATT and cannot do that (she is not rooted).

    • Homer_J_S

      You do understand they’re blocking an app that allows you to circumvent the terms and conditions of the contract you signed? Tethering apps are not competing apps like Google Maps vs. other navigators. A more reasonable question is “why block the app now after all this time?”

  • Anonymous

    I’ve used 40 GB on Verizon before in one month just to test the waters and I was not charged any overage! So unlimited on Verizon is unlimited at least for now. I now regularly use between 10-15GB a month. Hurry GRANDFATHER those Unlimited plans people! Sprint claims that they will never limit you but this is not true when they began to see there network crumble into pieces like AT&T did they will start to limit.

    • Anonymous

      If you’re using that much data please realize you’re what’s causing this situation. People who tether on rare occasions and don’t use unreasonable amounts of data aren’t the problem – people who download 10x the amount of an average user are.

  • AC

    I tell you man there is alot of comments on this situation. Here is my input on this matter if you going to put a block one, might as well block’em all. Now I don’t support the blocking of any app, except malware and virus of course. Yes it seems that Verizon may be going the way off At&t like their doing with the iPhone and it’s tethering apps.

    There is also old saying goes like this: If there is a will, there is a way!!! I am sure it will be found. One more comment also if going to bust on Android and iOS, you better bust on them all?!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m a little confused. Even if they are blocking the download from the Market, they can’t prevent a user from going to Wireless Tether’s Google Code page and downloading/sideloading the application. Have we determined if they can tell the difference between “tethered data” and normal on-phone data?

  • Eric

    Can someone explain to me how they can block the free tether app but not the ones you pay for? HMM. Sounds like just the loophole we need to win that lawsuit.

  • Eric

    Can someone explain to me how they can block the free tether app but not the ones you pay for? HMM. Sounds like just the loophole we need to win that lawsuit.

  • New_Guy

    Apparently Barnacle is still there…I would scoop it up just to have it for later if necessary. I did :)

    • LionStone

      yep, just did….

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  • Anonymous

    AND this is why I still have my OG Droid! rooted with Wireless Tether :)

  • Bjzbd

    I just tried and it automatically sends me to a web site for Verizon telling me I can sign up for Hot spot access. Interesting never happened before. Both on Wireless Tether and the Hacked Hot Spot app from Team Black Hat.

    • Anonymous

      What phone are you using? See if it does the same thing with bluetooth tethering.

      • Bjzbd

        Droid X

  • Niteperson

    Here we go again…

    Your data plan pertains ONLY to the device your plan is on, i.e. your smartphone. Despite what you feel it SHOULD allow, it does not allow you share that data with different devices. Plain and simple. Any other interpretation is wrong.

    You knew that when you signed the contract, and now everyone is trying to justify what is, quite literally, stealing bandwidth. Getting free internet on your computer is not, and probably never will be, part of your smartphone data contract.

    • http://twitter.com/Terrormaster Terrormaster

      Contract aside, your argument doesn’t hold water. Lets put it this way. We OWN our devices period, not the carrier. The service we pay for is to connect the device to the carrier’s network allowing the device to function for voice and data. But what’s on the device is OURS because we OWN that device. Where the contents of said device go after it’s arrived on the device is NOT in control of the carrier because they don’t own it. They only own the connection between the device and their network. A wifi hotspot is on OUR network not theirs because it exists between two or more devices in which WE own. We pay for the pipe between the carrier and the device NOT the pipe between the device and any other devices.

      There simply is NO valid argument for free wifi tethering other than that we signed that right away when we signed our contracts. Take the contract out the picture and there simply is NO argument valid for charging for this service PERIOD.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

        But… you DID sign that contract. So where’s your argument?

    • Anonymous

      this is a pretty tired statement considering they can change the terms of the plans at anytime. I really have no way of verifying that tethering was prohibited when I signed my contract. I know it explicity prohibits it, but not in the way you are suggesting. The exact wording on the subject clearly references tethering:

      Unlimited Smartphone and BlackBerry Plans and Features
      These WirelessEmail plans and features cannot be used: (1) for access to the Internet, intranets or other data networks except as the device’s native applications and capabilities permit, unless you subscribe to Mobile Broadband Connect; or (2) for any applications that tether your device to laptops or personal computers other than for use of the Wireless Sync or the BlackBerry solution, unless you subscribe to Mobile BroadbandConnect.

      After reading that if you’re tethering to a tablet or video game console you might be just inside the ToS. Not sure what “native applications” means but if wireless tether is on my phone that’s native to me.

      • DBK

        I know for a fact that mine is more explicit than that on the subject. When I find it, I will post it up.

        • Anonymous

          It’s possible that it’s different for differen’t markets but that’s straight off the verizonwireless website. Still, given that they can change it at anytime, the actual wording probably doesn’t mean too much.

        • Anonymous

          It’s possible that it’s different for differen’t markets but that’s straight off the verizonwireless website. Still, given that they can change it at anytime, the actual wording probably doesn’t mean too much.

  • Anonymous

    Glad I’m with Sprint. Also glad the Market isn’t the only place to get apps

  • http://profiles.google.com/booboolala2000 Patrick Crumpler

    Can you sideload the app? I hope someone sues these carriers, its our data that we pay out the ass for and we should be able to use it as we please. This is the equivalent to the isp trying to charge extra for using a home WiFi for multiple devices back in the 90s. And I hope Google’s stance about Android OS and the carriers monkey.g around with it hold true. The carriers disable wireless tethering, which is free, but they charge you. BS

  • DBK

    Oh man, here we go again:

    1) The unlimited data you pay for is only for the phone’s use. It’s in the contract you signed. If you signed the contract, and then you tether, your stealing. You don’t like it, then don’t sign the contract. Sounds like some people have entitlement issues.

    2) Stop comparing the phone to a router, because there is no comparison. The phone is not a router, it’s a modem (unless you use the hotspot feature (of course that means paying)). Since you cannot hook up more than one device to a modem directly, what makes you think the phone is any different? That is what the router is for (which would mean the hotspot feature or mifi).

    3) The data your phone uses isn’t the same data your other devices use. Other devices eat it up faster and it is not as compressed as it is on the phone, thus using said devices would end up bogging down the network.

    It sucks, but that is what you agreed to. Like I said, you don’t like it, don’t sign the contract and go to another carrier. Simple.

    • Petersen5

      A tablet would compress the data like a phone then correct? And my internet provider only gave me a modem but I’m using my router to make it wireless and able to go to more then one thing wired so am I stealing from them to?

      • DBK

        Missed the point completely. Using a router is fine. It would be like using the hotspot or mifi. But tethering is the same as hacking a modem to be able to hook up more than one device directly to it.

        Phone = modem, not router.

        I’ll give you the tablets though, since they should.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t see how he missed the point. If you’re saying your phone is the modem, then by your logic, should I have to pay Comcast to have a router to share my connection to more than one PC? Installing a router gives you the ability to share the connection, just like using the mifi or tether app. I’m not arguing the morality of it in the least, but the whole argument of this being any different than having a router for your home internet connection is fine but thetering is stealing seems very very flawed.

          Its all semantics from top to bottom.

        • HolyUnity

          Not true, I design software that we use in netgear routers, and essentially that is what the Wireless Tether is. The app itself IS THE ROUTER.

          When you bring home a router the hardware case is nothing, its the software that runs it. In this case the software just happens to get installed on the phone without the need of hardware case.

    • Anonymous

      If the data is going to the phone and then to another device, it’s still going through the phone and being consumed by the phone. This may be arguing semantics but as long as the phone is the device receiving the data, it shouldn’t matter how it ultimately transfers that data to other devices. If I choose to download a movie and then manually transfer it to my computer through the USB or through a cloud service am I still in breach of contract? It has the same ultimate effect, just using a different medium to transfer the data (wifi vs usb or 3G)

      • DBK

        Not really, since there is another device/medium being used. Using a usb cable or a cloud service (which would probably utilize some sort of router) is different from transferring the data directly from the network .

    • STiK

      I have to agree. You as a consumer signed the contract. If you didn’t like the terms then you shouldn’t have signed it. I don’t necessarily consider it stealing data, you are just using it much faster than most portable devices would use it which can bog down the network. Regardless, you are in breech of contract by tethering without a tether plan and are in the wrong.

    • Mistafreeze

      The data is the exact same data. It’s no more or less compressed than any other data sent over the http protocol. Mobile sites tend to be smaller, but thats it. Any compression being done at the tower or elsewhere applies to all data sent and recieved from the phone.

      I love my Sprint Unlimited. Good connection, and they have no issue with me tethering and using 30/Gb a month.

      Bandwidth is perishable. They either use it or they don’t. You can’t save it. Tethering doesn’t add stress to the network. Period.

  • frenchy

    WIFI Xoom and OG DROID both still show it in the market. And my phone still teathers my xoom just fine…. verizon

  • Teri

    You’re paying for unlimited access to the data on your phone. Adding other devices taxes the carrier’s system, which is why they want you to pay for it. If everyone had that mindset “well unlimited is unlimited” then everyone tethering to 5 different devices would put a lot more strain on the network. If you’re going to strain it, you’re going to help maintain it with your $$. The more you know.

    • Anonymous

      That isn’t true. Those 5 devices have to divide the bandwidth provided by the phone. You aren’t using 5x the amount of data, you’re using the same amount split 5 way. The only way it puts strain is that it makes it easier to use the bandwidth and people spend more time with it.

      Unlimited 4G without wireless tether will most likely use a lot more bandwidth than 3G with tethering simly because it’s actually able to move data faster.

    • Anonymous

      That isn’t true. Those 5 devices have to divide the bandwidth provided by the phone. You aren’t using 5x the amount of data, you’re using the same amount split 5 way. The only way it puts strain is that it makes it easier to use the bandwidth and people spend more time with it.

      Unlimited 4G without wireless tether will most likely use a lot more bandwidth than 3G with tethering simly because it’s actually able to move data faster.

    • Anonymous

      Install tether, download a file on the single phone connection. Note the speed. Connect 5 other devices to the tether. Have all 6 devices download the file at the same time. Note the speed on each device. Its not 6x the bandwidth. Its the same bandwidth split 6 different ways. 6 times the data consumed when all files are complete, yes, but It doesn’t tax the network anymore than using the single phone to download that same file a single time.

      Its not like the carriers themselves have a set amount of universal data for their customers to use. Verizon isn’t gonna run out of geebeez for me to use. Your logic is flawed.

  • Sruel3216

    root explorer/data/app/wireless tether

    copy apk

    move to sd card

    install after loading a new rom

    problem solved

    • Teri

      not if you’re on GB :)

  • Ryoh

    Waht about apps like PDAnet? They can’t block that can they>

  • Stang30290

    I would only use it on my wifi XOOM but I can bluetooth tether it to my dx and use all the data I want. Is Verizon going to stop bluetooth tethering too.

  • MachineGun68

    I’m with you…FINE..give me a 5GB cap…but let me use it how I see fit. Wireless tether has allowed me to do my job in places that did not have Wi-Fi available or a network to plug into.

    • DBK

      Or you could just use the hotspot feature on your phone.

    • MK17

      Can I like this more?

      Do that or let Verizon give us wireless tether and cap it at say 1Gb. I only use it when there is no other source of internet, and everywhere I go practically has internet. The only place i use it is on road trips and at the deer lease where there is no internet.

      Come on Verizon, for once do us a solid and do something that makes the consumer not feel bitter.

  • http://profiles.google.com/santicj Santiago Castro

    Google “Wireless tether root” and then you can download the .apk
    Install and runs as normal. Did it yesterday when i couldnt find it in the app market

  • Bb

    Those bitches!

  • Anonymous

    ok, that just blew it for me, i can deal with vzw saying we cant root devices, no free tether, etc, but when they start blocking apps on an OPEN SOURCE platform, that makes them no better than apple or that friggin iwhore. I think this is the straw that’ll break the camels back with me and VZW, and i used to WORK for them…..

    Take my root – I’ll be upset but still doing it
    take my wireless tether – I’ll find another way
    block apps from my phone – I’ll will DESTROY you

    ok, my rant is done, sorry

  • Anonymous

    PDA Net is blocked on Verizon. I couldn’t install it when I switched from my OG Droid to Thunderbolt, meaning that the market didn’t sync it automatically like my other apps did.

  • Kamikaze4

    I live in an subdivision affected by the tornados in St. Louis a week ago today. My house wasn’t leveled like some in the neighborhood, and is, in fact, still livable. However, our whole neighborhood’s cable internet has been knocked out for a week and counting. Wireless tether is the only reason my wife could coordinate her job interviews this week, as she lost her job the week before the tornado. Was a ban on its use in the contract we signed? Probably, I haven’t checked. But there is no legitimate reason to disallow its usage– if they don’t let us tether, I will just use the internet directly on the phone, using just as much bandwidth as I would have otherwise used, with literally ZERO extra effort from them, but a lot of extra effort for me. I am not a fan of strict government regulation, but I would certainly back legislation requiring carriers to let you use your phone as you like, with bandwidth you’ve already paid for.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone leave their carriers and go to MetroPCS. They have 4G LTE (I’m assuming on Verizon’s Network – since they’re the only ones who have it?) They have TRUELY unlimited EVERYTHING. Talk, Web, Data, etc. for $60 on 4G LTE. Bet they aren’t pulling this shit.

    • DBK

      To bad their coverage sucks….

      • Anonymous

        Well, looking at their coverage map and where their LTE spots are, etc… It looks fairly decent, if not on par with others? Idk, maybe it’s just me.

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    greedy bastiges!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think carriers will ever successfully block tethering, wireless or wired. Data is data is data. There should be no way they can detect whether it’s the phone using the connection or a device attached to the phone (since the phone manages the whole connection).

    They can try to block us and unfairly charge extra for tethering, but the dev community will always come out on top in ensuring that our data usage remains unencumbered from the likes of corporate greed.

  • Anonymous

    So, if I’m sending a signal over bluetooth with WiFi tether, can they detect that? That’s how I connect to my XOOM.

  • NetworkPIMP

    Srsly, folks…

    Step 1: watch this week’s South Park

    Step 2: read the contract you signed with your carrier – or, if out of contract, read their ToS to which you agree by default in the course of having service

    Step 3: cry some more…

    like I’ve said – I think it stinks to high heaven too… but all the “me too” posts are useless noise… sideload the .apk at your own risk … hope you don’t get busted … if you do… suck it up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1304767408 Steven Lam

      Im tired of hearing “stop complaining, those were the terms, suck it up”. whether it’s here abt android, or about anything in our society in general..

      if we never expressed our dissatisfaction towards current policies, particularly unreasonable, abusive ones, they will never change for the better.

      as little weight as an internet’s “me too” post is, the sheer mass ur able to reach across the internet can actually spread some significant knowledge and education on how to react individually and ultimately as a community across the nation, or the even across the world and have a significant impact. And by hearing what others plan to, or already have done to retaliate against unfair policies can encourage themselves to finally take action.

      Take moto’s bootloader “Whiners”. Constantly told to “Stop Complaining, it’s not going to change anything”. yet in the past week or so, it’s been on every android news site and other tech sites about how there were 20,000 votes on Moto’s Facebook demanding unlocked bootloaders under a prompted Question for something unrelated. The moment you shutup about it, is the moment they dismiss the issue.

  • Anonymous

    I’m using the stock tethering on my Inspire 4G, and will continue. You have to ensure that you are going through the correct gateway or else you WILL get caught. Period.