Not happy with Verizon Wireless

One of the many challenges to Mike’s Road Trip is getting content uploaded to my site and many social media profiles in a timely manner. I’m able to do some stuff from my phone’s data connection, but it’s no replacement for uploading content that has been created on my computers.

So, with that in mind you can see how I would be very excited the other day when I got the Android 2.2 upgrade push. I had been waiting for a new Android 2.2 feature that would allow the use of my phone’s data connection to be tethered to my laptop to give me internet access when no other connection is available. This would be huge for Mike’s Road Trip as I would be able to upload content much more quickly. However, once I began to explore the new Android OS, I found that the feature I was most interested in had been disabled by Verizon. This seems to go against everything that Google is trying to achieve in the mobile space. I of course called Verizon but merely received some BS song and dance. Basically they want to charge an additional $30 to enable the “tethered/hot spot” feature. Personally I think this is wrong, I pay for an unlimited data plan, why should the way I access the internet matter? So fine, I can possibly understand their position with the “hot spot” feature because you could have multiple people sucking bandwidth, however why should I not be able to use the “tethered” feature?

Please explain Verizon! WirelessFAIL™

Mike Shubic

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Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.

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