PDANet and skype

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    PDANet and skype

    Does anyone with VZW use pdanet to tether their laptop and the use their laptop to Skype with others? Does VZW catch this and then charge more? I think that they can not tell if you are doing this but what is the truth?

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    as long as you arent downloading torrents, or excessive (like watching youtube vids and netflix all day) they 9999/10000 will never catch you.

    for the average person surfing the web AND skype, you should be ok.


    remember u can skype for free on your phone, so if you dont mind talking on your phone with skype, it works
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    Quote Originally Posted by freshgeardude View Post
    as long as you arent downloading torrents, or excessive (like watching youtube vids and netflix all day) they 9999/10000 will never catch you.

    for the average person surfing the web AND skype, you should be ok.


    remember u can skype for free on your phone, so if you dont mind talking on your phone with skype, it works
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    Also, will I need the paid version to Skype?

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    I don't know about Skype but I used 5-6 GB a month for a couple of months with PDANet a few months ago and VZW didn't say any thing about it. I think if I kept it up any longer they would.
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    Bluetooth via pdanet quit working for me, are you just tethering via usb?


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    i do that all the time. my X > laptop thru pdanet > using skype

    never any problems or charges

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshgeardude View Post
    remember u can skype for free on your phone, so if you dont mind talking on your phone with skype, it works
    Skype uses mins......so depending on your voice plan, not really free.
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    I remember version saying its free no minutes get used unless you call international our something, someone correct me if in wrong.that was the point if being exclusive for verizon because you can make calls for free at least when calling other skype users about landlines and cell phones in but sure.

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    I have a droid incredible and have been attempting to use skype via pdanet the past week. I'm able to connect, place a call and talk for about three minutes, but then it crashes. Essentially I lose my internet connection, get a few error messages, and can't reconnect without restarting my machine. I thought I might be crossing some data usage threshold that was booting me, but it doesn't sound like that's the case. I connect to pdanet at 2.4mbps, which I know is kinda low, but I don't understand why it would work for three minutes and then drop. Any thoughts?

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