Verizon Joining AT&T in Thwarting Illegal Tethering

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After AT&T had announced that it would be sending out notices to iPhone owners and taking action against those who are now illegally tethering without an approved plan–in the interest of fairness, as the carrier claims–it appears that long-time rival carrier Verizon Wireless will also be doing the same and joining AT&T on its quest […]

EasyTether on Sale at Amazon Appstore, Doesn’t Require Root

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Users who do not wish to a carrier’s more expensive monthly subscription plan for sharing their Android smartphone’s data with other USB- or WiFi-enabled devices can now have another option via EasyTether, an app that’s on sale at half off on the Amazon AppStore. EasyTether, normally a $10 app, is now available for $5. The […]

HTC ThunderBolt Reboot Update Has A Sinister Side

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As you probably know, Verizon rolled out an update for the HTC ThunderBolt that has seemingly fixed the random reboot issues that had been plaguing the device for weeks on end. And while that’s fantastic, there is also a dark side to the update that Verizon decided not to publicize, something that will come in […]

Verizon to Offer Two Tiers for 4G LTE Smartphone Tethering

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Alongside the carrier’s new metered data plans that are set to go live on July 7th, the same day that the flagship Motorola Droid 3 is supposed to be unleashed, Verizon Wireless may finally announce its pricing plans for smartphone tethering. The carrier will announce two tethering plans–one for users who are grandfathered into the […]

Verizon Cuts Off Data to Unauthorized Tether Users

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Verizon Wireless may be following rival AT&T in making it difficult for users who do not subscribe to an official tethering plan, valued at $20 per month for 2 GB of data, to unofficially connect their WiFi-enabled laptop to share their Android smartphone’s mobile broadband connection. One user noted that his data connection was blocked […]

What Happens to Free HTC ThunderBolt Tethering on May 15th?

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When the HTC ThunderBolt launched back in March, it came with free wireless tethering as one of the perks. The free 4G tethering ends on May 15th, which means you’ll no longer be able to use the mobile hotspot app without paying up. We’ve been wondering if the promotion will automatically charge customers until they […]

Carriers and Google Stop The Free Tethering Flow

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You knew it was coming. Or at least you should have known. It appears Google is bowing to carrier demands and removing Apps from the Marketplace that allow you to tether that smartphone up to other devices. You can still tether using carrier plans, but there’s no more free ride. According to reports, if you […]

RIM Brings BBM to PlayBook Via BlackBerry Bridge

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The good news is that early adopters of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can now BBM their BFFs to their heart’s content. The bad news, however, is that BlackBerry Messenger on the PlayBook is not a native app and requires a BlackBerry smartphone to be tethered over Bluetooth to the PlayBook in a process called BlackBerry […]

Samsung Droid Charge to Host 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Access for 10 Devices

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The Samsung Droid Charge will be able to serve as a mobile hotspot router to the most number of devices at 10, according to a leaked screenshot of the device’s training information. With the introduction of Android smartphones, carriers like Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have capitalized on the ability of those devices to serve […]

Tethering and Bottle Service: A Look at Entitlement & Data Plans

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Paying for a set quantity of something, say a bottle of Wine, and then being required to pay another fee to use it in a certain way, to drink it in the wine merchant’s tasting area, can be a bit annoying, but it’s a fact of life and you don’t see many people storming in […]

AT&T Cracking Down on Tethering for Those Without a Plan

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AT&T iPhone jailbreakers who tether up need to be aware. AT&T is cracking down on tethering now that the carrier has finally decided to make tethering a possible revenue stream. Apparently AT&T is sending messages to those who are tethering without the plan saying that you have until March 27 to get on the plan […]

AT&T Novatel MiFi 2372 Review (Video)

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While Xavier’s been over the Sprint Overdrive, a 3G/4G mobile hotspot that’s made by Sierra Wireless to compete with Sprint’s original Novatel 3G MiFi, one possible alternative, which may be better for people in Xavier’s position, for a mobile broadband Internet connection on the go that’s sharable with up to five devices is AT&T’s MiFi […]