Tether for BlackBerry --- will you get charged on your phone bill?
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Away from my PC, so I had some trouble searching. TV/internet is out at my house right now, and it could be a week or more to get it back. A friend told me about the app Tether. It's really simple: download an app to your phone, download a program on your PC, hook up via USB or Bluetooth, and that's it. I tried it last night and it worked great. My only question is whether additional data charges will show up on my Verizon bill. Is there some kind of data limit that I should be aware of if I'm tethering? I have an "unlimited" plan, but just want to be sure I'm not missing something. Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile
Tether's software is suppose to make the data access appear as if it were coming from the phone itself rather than an "IP Modem" mode that you'd get if you used DialUp or BB Desktop Manager so in that respect, your data access is stealthy hidden and you should not be billed or metered at the Verizon tether plan rates.
HOWEVER, if you go nuts and eat allot of bandwidth on a monthly basis by being tethered to your notebook this may send a red flag. VZW could notice and investigate that you are hitting non-phone related data access's and deem that you violated the terms of service.
I think you will be fine as long as you use Tether in moderation and not as a primary source of Internet for your computer.