Verizon Can No Longer Charge For Tethering

Update:  Check out this week's The Tek for more details about how this will actually effect users. 

It looks like those who have Verizon smart phones will no longer have to implement workarounds if they want free tethering. According to Tech Crunch, Verizon will no longer be able to stop its customers from using their smart phones to tether wifi, and the company won’t be permitted to charge its users for the feature. Google has also been asked to put the previously removed tethering applications back onto the android market.  Who would have thought the FCC was still doing its duty?

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had a Verizon phone for a while and I never got around to rooting it, so I’m quite happy here. Will this apply to any of you or am I the only person on this site without a rooted phone? Do you think this will be an incentive to switch to Verizon if the other service providers don’t get similar mandates? As always, comment below


Source: Tech Crunch, Thumbnail: Laptop Mag

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posted 2 years 10 months ago

 I am in the same boat as you, I have a droid 4 on verizon and I haven't rooted it.

posted 2 years 10 months ago

 I'm basically the same too! I have the Droid RAZR on Verizon that I haven't rooted yet. I never really wanted to use Tethering anyways. I only have 4GB of data on my phone and I'd use that up within a day with my desktop.

posted 2 years 10 months ago

 i have a bionic i also ahve verizon this will be nice glad someone is looking out for the little guy...

posted 2 years 10 months ago

 You should honestly be gaining ROOT access anyway, It's incredibly easy and opens your device to a host of new functionality.

posted 2 years 10 months ago

 I still have an unlimited data plan and have been tethering for free since the Droid 1 came out.

posted 2 years 10 months ago

 i have a Samsung Galaxy s2 on verizon and have it rooted and have been tethering.

Also the update to Android 4.04 came out on the sprint Samsung Galaxy s2 today!!

posted 2 years 10 months ago

 sprint FTW! tehehe

posted 2 years 9 months ago

 I'm rooted, but the bucket is still a huge problem.

posted 11 months 2 days ago

 a year later, on my DNA, they still block it. FUCK YOU VERIZON, and your damn spelling too.