Tethering VZW

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d_freshmaker

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With unlimited data??? If so, I'll be ordering mine immediately. I've been waiting to hear root was obtained for this very reason.
 

Oaklands

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If I am understanding you right, then you guys didn't have to put a sim in from another phone before activating your phone with the new sim you received from Verizon. If that is the case, that's great. I didn't want to have to cut my micro sim down from my LG G2.
 

jphillips.hd88

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Wow, so the phone has no subscription check right out of the box. That is really good news. Thanks for the info!
 

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If I am understanding you right, then you guys didn't have to put a sim in from another phone before activating your phone with the new sim you received from Verizon. If that is the case, that's great. I didn't want to have to cut my micro sim down from my LG G2.

No, I had to cut the SIM from my G4. I went to a Verizon store and the little arrogant greeter f***, told me that the phone wasn't authorized for use on Verizon, and they couldn't activate it.
 

joshw0000

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If people are receiving these already, why has no one posted a system dump for devs to start modding?

A sim cutter is only a few bucks on eBay. I have a standard to micro, and a micro to nano, as well as sim adapters to go back up if needed. OR just log into your Verizon account, find a phone that you used previously that took a nano sim, call 611 and tell them you want to go back to it. They'll 2nd day a new nano sim.

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Oaklands

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I guess I will buy the cutter. I'm just going to tell Verizon I am buying a phone from a friend that requires a nano sim and have them send me one. Kind of hacks me off that Verizon wants people to buy a phone off contract but wants you buy it from them with their bloat. Of course, I can't really say I am surprised.
 

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No, I had to cut the SIM from my G4. I went to a Verizon store and the little arrogant greeter f***, told me that the phone wasn't authorized for use on Verizon, and they couldn't activate it.
But what about this?
http://www.droid-life.com/2015/09/09/verizon-will-allow-you-to-activate-the-moto-x-pure-edition/
Droid life is wrong? Verizon is still messing with us? Blasphemy. Red is even getting rid of 2 year contracts and they're still pulling this BS?
 

joshw0000

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But what about this?
http://www.droid-life.com/2015/09/09/verizon-will-allow-you-to-activate-the-moto-x-pure-edition/
Droid life is wrong? Verizon is still messing with us? Blasphemy. Red is even getting rid of 2 year contracts and they're still pulling this BS?
Could have just been one employee that didn't know better/didnt care. For best results call 611 and if the 1st level tech can't do it, go to the 2nd level.

I had issues with my first N6 deactivating my sim every time I swapped phones (which I do often). It was a Sprint model and this was before Verizon released their model (so the N6 wasn't in the system). They eventually activated it for me...each time it happened.

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ronj1986

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If people are receiving these already, why has no one posted a system dump for devs to start modding?

A sim cutter is only a few bucks on eBay. I have a standard to micro, and a micro to nano, as well as sim adapters to go back up if needed. OR just log into your Verizon account, find a phone that you used previously that took a nano sim, call 611 and tell them you want to go back to it. They'll 2nd day a new nano sim.

Sent from my VS986 using Tapatalk

How do I capture a system dump?
I am willing to post one to get the development of this phone going.
 

jaben2

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Another confirmed. Works for me, still on grandfathered unlimited plan.

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NoFear1183

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Verizon does not have the moto x pure on their white list yet.
So those without a nano sim and do not want to try cutting their sim card, this is what I did.
If your account has a device (not apple) with a nano sim, have them use that devices imei to issue you a nano sim. Then when you put that sim into your MXP, will immediately be activated and have LTE.
Was annoying but is one method of activating device.
 

xChrisk

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Tier 2 support at Verizon can manually enter your imei and activate the phone as long as you have a sim. It took me nearly 2 hours to argue my way there, but once I was transferred to a guy who was willing to at least try, he got it working.

For what it's worth, I'm also a prepaid customer who came from an old Moto X 3g phone without a sim. I had ordered a sim from Amazon and it arrived with my phone. I literally cut it to size with my pocket knife, and a template, while sitting on hold.

My prepaid account was zeroed and my plan was changed to the 4g version of my old plan. I then had to pay for the new plan right away, but I was like 2 days from renewal anyway so I didn't care.

My advice to anyone else trying to activate with Verizon right now. Demand tier 2 or a supervisor. Tell them you have purchased an unlocked phone directly from the manufacturer and Tier 2 is the only people who can activate it. Tier 2 will need your imei and sim card numbers then they can do it. My tier 2 guy didn't believe it himself when he got it working, just ask them to try. Also, the phone shows up in myVerizon for me now as a grey box with a model number over it. The phone is in the system, they just have not received the imei numbers beforehand for verification like they do with iphones. So when Tier 1, or the store, tries to enter it in the number comes up invalid. Tier 2 just needs to over ride it.
 
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stanleyopar2000

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No, I had to cut the SIM from my G4. I went to a Verizon store and the little arrogant greeter f***, told me that the phone wasn't authorized for use on Verizon, and they couldn't activate it.



this is why all big 4 companies are pushing e-Sim technology. The sim is BUILT in and you HAVE to contact your phone provider to activate it. Who can be a c**k tease and say. "Hmmm....you're unlimited?.....you want that phone activated? ehhhhhmmmmmm no. I can "process your request" if you change your plan to a current one that is offered. Do you have any other questions? No? have a nice day.

e-Sim offers NO benefit to the consumer other than taking control away from the consumer.

luckily we won't be seeing it until about the iPhone 7 but samsung is going to use it too..
 
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    For anyone whose tethering is not working, just follow these steps and you'll be golden. (Of course root will be necessary)

    Go to system/build.prop and add a string (line) that reads: "net.tethering.noprovisioning=true" (without the quotation marks) then save and exit.

    Download SQLite Manager from the Play Store and navigate to data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/setting.db. Once inside the settings.db add the string (line) "tether_dun_required" (without quotation marks) and a value of 0.

    Reboot. Swish........ This should work on all carriers. Just worked for Sprint on mine.

    Jay
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    If you go through the set-up process BEFORE you put in a VZW sim, then tethering works out of the box. :):good:
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    With unlimited data??? If so, I'll be ordering mine immediately. I've been waiting to hear root was obtained for this very reason.

    Yes, unlimited data. Works right out of the box.
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    There's no Verizon-specific software in the MXP . The 2013, there is.

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    tethering working great on brand new XT1575 with UDP. You think Verizon tracks that I tether about 10GB/day?
    You my friend, are the reason Verizon upped their Unlimited Data Plan Users. This is abuse lol. But hey, you're sticking it too the man! It's not like they cant afford your upkeep for using that data. For a premium network we pay premium prices.

    10gb a day? They don't have to track. That's written on the wall in red that your tethering.
    I'm tethering without any issues on Verizon also (30 GB monthly). Don't tether much. Have 50mbps internet at home. Only tether when I'm traveling.

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