Question on wifi tethering !!

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    Question on wifi tethering !!

    Guys I am new at this rooting stuff. just got my phone rooted y'day nite.
    i was looking at couple of the forums, but still not clear..

    let me ask you guys clearly..

    when my phone (Nexus 1) wasnt rooted, and if i use wifi tethering my carrier can find it out and can chagrre me extra or block my web plan..is that correct ????
    Now, since i have rooted my phone and now if i use wifi thetering then its safe ? means carrier wont know that i am using cell phones data plans to surfing ...is that correct ???

    Which is the best wifi thetering apps ? paid and free.

    thansk

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    Both WiFi and USB tethering are built in to the N1! Rooted or otherwise!

    Settings>Wireless & Networks>Tethering and Portable Hotspot

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    Thanks,
    But my question is...is it legal ? i have unlimited data plan , but i have heard that if your carrier finds it out that you are tethering then they put extra charge. is that right ?

    That was the main reason to root the phone. somehwere i read that if you have rooted phone then if you use wifi tethering then carrier wont be able to catch..

    what are your thoughts ????

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    Well, I'm on ATT, and I haven't had any issues with them trying to charge for tethering. Granted, I haven't used it much or often, but I have used it. I think your concern may be based on the volume of data used...i.e. if you use the Nexus exclusively for all your internet use, I'm sure it'd throw up a Red Flag to ANY carrier.

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    Hmmmm!!!!
    Good to know. thanks a lot..so now just for wifi tethering you dont need to root your phone...correct..??

    thanks

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    That is correct.

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    Likewise with Rogers in Canada. My home service was out one day (I telecommute) and I used tethering to connect my laptop to my office machine via VPN. It worked brilliantly and there were no extra charges.

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    Thanks,
    But do you have rooted N1 ? or unrooted ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigsb View Post
    Thanks,
    But do you have rooted N1 ? or unrooted ?
    Me? I'm rooted now but wasn't then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigsb View Post
    Thanks,
    But my question is...is it legal ? i have unlimited data plan , but i have heard that if your carrier finds it out that you are tethering then they put extra charge. is that right ?


    what are your thoughts ????
    It's built into the phone's capabilities without any modification. Unless the carriers force Google to change it there's nothing they can do.

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