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[ale] Moving my phone into the 20th Century



Huh! Innaresting!   Makes me wonder what OTHER flags their build is paying
attention to.

bool BugPrivateConveration = True
bool SendIntrusiveAds = False


-- CHS


On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Scott Plante <splante at insightsys.com>wrote:

> As it turned out, though, Verizon decided to not bother anymore after that
> settlement. They didn't have to do a new build, they just had to set a
> flag. My old Droid X on Verizon became capable of doing a hotspot pretty
> soon thereafter via the regular settings method, not just via the external
> app. It seemed like it could do the USB tethering but I didn't try it. And
> my Galaxy Note II does bluetooth tethering and wi-fi hotspots without any
> special rigmarole.
>
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Charles Shapiro" <hooterpincher at gmail.com>
> *To: *"Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts" <ale at ale.org>
> *Sent: *Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:54:57 PM
> *Subject: *Re: [ale] Moving my phone into the 20th Century
>
>
> Yeah, I heard about the FCC thing.  That just meant that Verizon wouldn't
> throw you off their network for tethering if you didn't pay their
> outrageous added fee.  There are plenty of applications in Google Play
> that'll let you do tethering even if it's not enabled in the OS.  It's
> possible that newer Verizon phones have a build with tethering and personal
> wifi enabled.  Of course, the security concerns still stand, and CM also
> has a really spiffy-cool DSP equalizer if you're into that..
>
>
> -- CHS
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Scott Plante <splante at insightsys.com>wrote:
>
>> Charles Shapiro wrote:
>> "Most 3rd-party ROMS will allow you to do tethering or personal wifi
>> right from the OS; Verizon's build of Android has this feature disabled."
>>
>> Actually, that's no longer true--Verizon does allow tethering and
>> personal wifi hotspots directly now. It was due to a settlement with the
>> FCC.
>>
>> http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57485518-94/what-verizons-fcc-tethering-settlement-means-to-you-faq/
>>
>> Still, there are lots of other reasons to use Cyanogen. Free tethering is
>> just no longer one of them.
>>
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