Trying to download VZ Access Manager so i can stream internet through my smartphone to my laptop. Anyone have that software?
do you have a tethering plan?
for the amount of $ i am paying a month for this service i better have a tethering plan! I will have to find that out with Verizon.
Don't bet on it ... Using your DROID X to allow another computer to "tether" from it costs an extra $20 / month ... (yea, I agree - just nickel and diming us.. but that's another discussion.)
So are you telling me the unlimited smartphone data plan does not include "tethering" WTH??
$20 per month for 2gb to boot! Better not get happy or the cost goes up and up.
That is the only reason I miss my Pre`, because it came with free unlimited hotspotting.
And if there wasn't a tethering plan and say 250,000 smart phone users used their phone as their primary internet connection...how good would your service be?
The $29.99 unlimited data plans for our smartphones covers all of your data usage on the phone itself. This means that you can search the web, send and receive MMS (Video messages) and check on your favorite social networking sites like Facebook, and Twitter. You can shop, pay bills and even stream videos right from your phone. When you connect your phone to a laptop computer, you are now using your phone as a connection port to the world wide web and this is called Mobile Broadband Connect. It cost extra but it also increases you, your friends and family Internet options. I have provided additional information on the plan below. I have also provided a link that will take you to our My Verizon site for additional information.
Mobile Broadband Connect
What is Mobile Broadband Connect?
Mobile Broadband Connect is a product offering from Verizon Wireless that allows you to use your device/handset as a modem if you subscribe to a qualifying data and/or calling plan. By using the adaptor cable that comes with the purchase of the appropriate mobile office kit, a connection can be made from your laptop computer to your Mobile Broadband Connect capable device. By linking your laptop to your Mobile Broadband Connect enabled device, you can establish a broadband connection anywhere within our Mobile Broadband Rate and Coverage Area. When you are outside this area, your laptop will connect using NationalAccess anywhere within the Extended National Enhanced Services Rate and Coverage Area. If you have a BlackBerry® device or PDA/Smartphone, you also can roam on the Extended National Enhanced Services Rate and Coverage Area. By using Mobile Broadband, you can transfer files, securely access corporate email and applications - even data-intensive ones - and download short video clips, audio files and Web graphics. Having a true desktop-like experience while out of the office will help you stay as productive and efficient as ever.
How do I get Mobile Broadband Connect?
In order to utilize Mobile Broadband Connectyou must:
- Have a Mobile Broadband Connect capable wireless device. Check listing here.
- Subscribe to a qualifying Verizon Wireless data and/or calling plan.
- Subscribe to a Mobile Broadband Connect feature. To get Mobile Broadband Connect today contact a Business Sales Representative; or call (800) VZW-4BIZ (899-4249).
- Obtain the appropriate USB adaptor for your device. BlackBerry® devices and Smartphones come bundled with this. If using a handset, a Mobile Office Kit needs to be purchased from any Verizon Wireless store, or online.
- Finally, you need a copy of VZAccess Manager. This is included in the Mobile Office Kit, BlackBerry / Smartphone box, or can be downloaded from www.vzam.net.
Note: Although the installation of VZAccess Manager is not required for BlackBerry devices, it is recommended when using the devices as USB modems for Mobile Broadband Connect.