Articles about tethering

'FlashArmyKnife' App Secretly Lets You Tether Your iPhone 5 For $2
Let’s say you received an iPhone 5 this holiday season and have eventually realized tethering your phone to your other devices to use your cellphone’s data plan isn’t exactly what you thought it would be. Each carrier the iPhone 5 is available on offer its customers the ability to tether, but for a “low” monthly fee, of course. But a new app has been made available onto the App Store […]

HTC updates HD7 and Mozart with internet sharing features
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 update brought the internet sharing feature to some of the newer Windows Phone devices. This was an exclusive feature limited to phones launched with Windows Phone 7.5 already installed, but a recent update by HTC that’s being pushed out to the HTC HD7 and HTC Mozart has brought this internet sharing feature to both the older Windows Phone models.It seems that HTC HD7 and HTC Mozart […]

Sprint now blocks tethering apps on the Android Market
If you thought that Sprint had no problem with its users installing tethering apps on their phones, it looks like times have changed. A few months ago, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon blocked their users from downloading tethering apps via the Android Market, leaving Sprint as the only carrier without the restriction. But recently, a number of Sprint subscribers noticed that the carrier has finally put the restrictions in place.While the […]

Pantech Breakout for Verizon can tether up to 10 devices
Recently there has been a Pantech phone that has made it past the FCC under the name “Apache”. While there has been no word on the Apache, thanks to a leaked flyer we now know that there is another (or could be the same phone) Pantech phone called the Breakout that will be making its way to Verizon’s network.

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Verizon looks into illegal tethering
Verizon Wireless wants to crack down on folks who perform illegal tethering on their devices – making subscribers wonder just how much control do they have over their data plan actually. If you happen to fall under the category of using unofficial apps to help you “tether illegally”, then you might want to sit up and take notice – as Verizon is pulling out all the stops to make sure […]

AT&T stops unlimited data for illegal tetherers
All good things must come to an end, and if you see yourself being an illegal tetherer on the iPhone over AT&T’s network as a good thing, that, my friend, is going to have its curtain drawn down as well. Ma Bell will be removing unlimited plans for users who jailbreak their iPhones in order to tether off AT&T’s unlimited data plans. Check out what an AT&T spokesperson has to […]

AT&T upset with unofficial iPhone tethering methods, begins crackdown
AT&T is currently not too happy with unofficial iPhone tethering methods which are making their rounds, and have since begun to launch a crackdown on said methods – among them including users of MyWi, which is the unofficial iPhone WiFi hotspot app that is hugely popular among jailbreakers. Customers have already been notified that their service plans will need to be updated to subscribe to a tethering plan, and this […]

WiFi hotspot function coming to BlackBerry OS 6.1
According to reports online, one of the most-requested features of the BlackBerry OS, mobile hotspot tethering will become a native feature in the next version of the BlackBerry OS. Some leaked slides of the upcoming update to BlackBerry OS have surfaced online courtesy of N4BB, and they show off the Mobile Hotspot function of the operating system. Finally, BlackBerry users have the ability to share their phone’s internet connection with […]

Windows Phone 7 smartphones get tethering hack
The Windows Phone 7 revolution hasn’t really taken off to a flying start – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to make waves in the mobile scene. The good people over at xda-developers have managed to figure out a way to hack a Windows Phone-powered HTC handset, setting up USB tethering capability at the same time. This hack will require the use of a USB modem driver that has […]

Windows Phone 7 will support tethering (updated: it does not)
Good news for folks who use their smartphones as a modem for their notebooks or netbooks, as Microsoft’s Director for Windows Phone 7, Brandon Watson, recently announced that tethering support will be included at launch, although the onus still remains on the carrier whether they want to enable it or not. For some, the availability of tethering could be a make or break decision, but for others, they don’t really […]

No Hotspot And Tethering For The Motorola Droid
While you can bet that many Motorola Droid owners out there are looking forward to getting hold of the Android 2.2 update, the update will apparently not be offering two of the more requested features of the device, which are tethering and mobile hotspot functionality. The lack of tethering is down to the lack of a necessary application that isn’t part of this update. The lack of mobile hotspot is […]

Google Nexus One gets tethering
The Google Nexus One has been hacked now, where both wireless and wired tethering is now available in Android 2.1. To get this up and running, you will need to install some add-ons from the folks at XDA forums. Bear in mind that this is not a full ROM update, but is an add-on pack that comprises of a custom kernel, Busybox, Nano 2.09, powertop, dropbear, titanium backup and more […]