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?

  • So, you're asking us to abet your circumvention of Verizon's Terms of Service? – ale Sep 9 '11 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 '11 at 15:41
  • Covered at Lifehacker recently: lifehacker.com/5850476/… – ale Oct 17 '11 at 18:37

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 '11 at 13:35

Switch Carriers to one that is more tether-friendly. (There may not be one.)

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