Verizon Relents on DUN… Just a Tiny Bit

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Verizon users have been complaining for years that this carrier disables Dial-Up Networking (DUN) on many of the devices it offers.

This means that they can’t be used as a wireless modem for other devices, like a laptop.

Now, for the first time, Verizon’s hard-line stance has cracked, if only a little bit.

According to PC Magazine, this carrier is now allowing users of just a few of its mobile phones to have access to DUN.

Unfortunately, none of these are Palm OS or Pocket PC models.

And users are expected to pay heavily for the service. It costs $60 a month, on top of any other services one has subscribed to.

Also, users are expected to use a cable, not Bluetooth, although many of them could use this short-range wireless networking standard.

Still, surely many Verizon customers will take this as a sign that the carrier might relent more in the future.



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