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Motorola RAZR - Jelly Bean OS - Complaint
Review by ak_davis on 2013-03-15
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MISHAWAKA, INDIANA -- I have a Verizon Motorola RAZR and yesterday the phone was updated to the Jelly Bean OS. Since the update, I can’t connect my tablet to my phone via Blue Tooth Tethering. I have contacted Verizon Wireless and I am told, "Yes you can as long as you also subscribe to the Mobile Hotspot". What a rip off!

I have had this phone for 9 months and have been able to connect my tablet to the internet via Blue Tooth Tethering, a feature that is part of the Jelly Bean OS as it was in Ice Cream Sandwich OS and the original OS the phone shipped with. Now Verizon is saying this is a "Third Party Application".

I disagree...It is a Motorola Application or a Verizon Application. I dislike Verizon!
Comments:1 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-03-16
Posted by leet60 on 2013-03-16:
This was likely an intentional change with the update your device received. Mobile carriers, do not like tethering unless you are paying additional for the service - thus the offer of "mobile hotspot".

Despite what they inform you, the carriers work in tandem with the "third party application providers", generally directing the developer what will be allowed on their network - the application is then specifically configured based on the requirements the provider has presented.

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