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Verizon tracking people who do the unmentionable?
DonM
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http://www.droid-life.com/2011/04/04/are-the-days-of-rooting-android-phones-coming-to-an-end/?utm_so...

 

EDIT: URL of the post that started it all:

http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/android-news-rumors/6888-some-food-thought-bootloaders-rooting-ma...

 

 

"Verizon and another major carrier seem to be tracking r****d phones by seeing who has not accepted updates.  They also seem to be doing this as of right now, meaning you could be on their list if you have a r****d device."

 

This is causing a stir around the 'net. Granted the US. Supreme Court has ruled that r**ting a phone isn't illegal but the carriers can do what they want to to make it very hard to do and they are also free to summarily punish those who choose to do so...it just isn't illegal to do it...

 

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PJNC284
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It's nothing more than he said/she said at this point that gets people in a frenzy.  P3 has been credible in the past but if this were the case, it would most likely be reported by more than one source.  I can see them monitoring for abuse of service from high data users but to bother the normal r**ted users would be suicide.  Angry nerds would be a lot more of a pain to them than people angry over lack of updates. 

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Smokie11
Novice

They track who has a rooted phone by those that refuse an update? That is hilarious, what update??? 2.2??? That is so funny.

 

On a more serious note, it is my opinion that tethering your phone to your laptop when you pay for an unlimited data plan is an already paid for service and when Verizon wants me to pay for a second time for an already paid for service, this is called "double dipping" and they are actually attempting to steal from me.

 

Ok I have my flame suit on.:smileywink: Go ahead big red lovers, tell me how wrong I am.:smileyvery-happy:

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gsp10
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I Completely agree with you my cousin has his g2 tethered and tmobile doesn't charge extra and they have wayyyy faster internet speeds
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DonM
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Smokie11 wrote:

They track who has a rooted phone by those that refuse an update? That is hilarious, what update??? 2.2??? That is so funny.


Go to the second URL and read the post. P3droid said that the actual method is more complex than mentioned so I suspect there is some interim method of interrogating the phones that isn't dependent upon the update process.

 

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Smokie11
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I believe it can be tracked, I was laughing about the irony of tracking those that refuse an update, an update is exactly what we want and don't get. Lack of updates probably is the main reason most people that own a Fascinate root. There are always techies that simply root because the phone is their property, no different than owning a computer and they want full access to their OS. There are people that just don't like being told what they can and cannot do with their property.

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DonM
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Smokie11 wrote:

I believe it can be tracked, I was laughing about the irony of tracking those that refuse an update, an update is exactly what we want and don't get. Lack of updates probably is the main reason most people that own a Fascinate root. There are always techies that simply root because the phone is their property, no different than owning a computer and they want full access to their OS. There are people that just don't like being told what they can and cannot do with their property.


 

I agree, unfortunately I can see both sides of the issue. I do think that after I buy a product I should be able to do as I please with it but I also understand Verizon's desire to control exactly what connects with their network.

 

On an somewhat unrelated note; this entire Froyo debacle has taught me to do some serious research into which maunufacturer/carrier does update their products before I buy.

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nickjr
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Its your property, you paid for it, and feel you can do what you want with it..
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TBhouston
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nickjr wrote:
Its your property, you paid for it, and feel you can do what you want with it..

 

Unless you circumvent the need to purchase a service like mobile broad band and use wireless tether.. then maybe VZW has the right to step in.

 

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Smokie11
Novice

How you considered that when you pay for an unlimited data plan for your phone, you are paying for mobile broadband and when you tether your phone to your laptop, the only thing you are doing is gaining a bigger keyboard and screen. The data stream is no different if you are surfing the internet with your phone than with your laptop connected to your phone. You don't feel that paying for unlimited data and paying for tethering to your laptop is paying for the same thing twice?

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