Saturday, December 8, 2007

PDAnet ROCKS!!!!

It has been such a very long time since I posted anything but it is near the end of the semester and I found my self with some free time.

Today my DSL went out when it started snowing and someone hit a pole near my house so I thought that would be the perfect time to call Verizon and bug them about why I couldn't connect to the internet with my laptop when I pay them an extra $45 a month just for internet. The guy told me that they charge an ADDITIONAL $15 to allow tethering... by the time I got off the phone with him fuming the DSL was back up and I goggled "bypassing Verizon BBAConnect" and found PDAnet. It is an application that runs on your computer and PDA that passes all data through the phone and makes the network think that is is being generated by the phone bypassing the extra connection fee... for now it is a novelty but it will come in handy when i take my cross country trip next summer... it is awesome!! Normally I wouldn't condone such a thing but $60 a month for internet on my phone seems a bit extrema to me.