Seeker of the Way
That's why the advice is to not use Tether excessively. If used moderately most likely your account won't be looked into further. If the carrier did, they can probably assume that you're tethering by the amount of data per packet. With Slacker and other streaming apps though many BlackBerry users rack up large data amount. Maybe just not in a short time period like with tethering.
Originally Posted by BigBadWulf
From the TetherBerry forum:
A rep on CrackBerry stated they've never seen anyone charged by VZW for using Tether. In the time i worked for VZW i never did either.
THEY CANNOT DETECT YOU!!! If you are using tetherberry, they just see you using your data connection. Using the data connection has NO LIMITS. Tethering where your laptop is connecting directly to the verizon EVDO stuff does have a 5G limit, but that is NOT using the data connection. Tetherberry uses the data connection. It has a driver on your laptop that redirect TCP/IP traffic to the blackberry over USB and that gets forwarded to tetherberry's servers to validate your license and to also do some things (I think it's because on the blackberry, the IP address isn't actually on the phone, but at Verizon and the APN is how verizon communicates with it, so you need to get to a non-verizon server)...which you do.
So, unless Verizon knows what tetherberry's IP addresses are (and they could use a variable IP address using DDNS if they wanted to, Verizon wouldn't even be able to do that.
You are perfectly safe and there is absolutely nothing that Verizon can do about it other than to limit your data plan.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com