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I have a rooted Droid X (v.1). I used to be able to use Wifi tether to connect my computer to the Wifi from my phone. Now Verizon is automatically blocking that and taking me to a page where they ask me to pay for the Wifi. I don't use the connection that much so I really don't want to pay an additional $25. Is there a way to get around this and activate Wifi tethering again or am I hosed?

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  • So, you're asking us to abet your circumvention of Verizon's Terms of Service?
    – ale
    Sep 9, 2011 at 15:40
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    Not that I have any love for Verizon (I don't) but I don't think we (as a community) or Stack Exchange (as a corporation) want to encourage that sort of thing.
    – ale
    Sep 9, 2011 at 15:41
  • Covered at Lifehacker recently: lifehacker.com/5850476/…
    – ale
    Oct 17, 2011 at 18:37

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Get pdanet. Screw Verizon. Lifetime use is $14 and you'll never be charged another dime. It works well.

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    I've heard (anecdotally) that the carriers are getting smarter about detecting tethering traffic. PDANet's days as a workaround for corporate greed may be numbered.
    – ale
    Sep 13, 2011 at 13:35
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Switch Carriers to one that is more tether-friendly. (There may not be one.)

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