questionsdo you tether your phone?

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the verizon tether is free now so we use it

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@videowallart: Do you just use the Verizon app for tethering? Or do you use a 3rd party app for it?

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Yes, using the mobile hotspot app that comes with my T-Mobile android phones (I'm presently running rooted but mostly stock T-Mobile ROMs from which I've removed the junk that I don't use).

On my work phone, tethering is included with the plan. On my personal phone, I use a modified APN to avoid needing to pay for tethering.

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Cough... PDAnet.

I'm not sure how relevant it is these days, but it was great on ≤WM6 phones. Alternatively, you could just change a few registry keys and BAM you had tethering.

I don't tether much any more. Free wifi is at most rest stops.

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@videowallart: It's only free to certain customers/phones. Android/3G phones on non-grandfathered data plans. It does not include the iPhone.

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Rooted using sprint hotspot.

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Yes, but I only tether a phone using the bridge software to a BlackBerry Playbook, which pair perfectly together.

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No, I'm too cheap to pay for a data plan. In fact, I buy second-hand phones with built in wifi since everywhere I am regularly has free wifi.

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I use PdaNet on my Android to my MacBook.

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I use Tether for Windows phones.

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I used to teather my Toshiba Thrive to my Sensation 4g, but T-mobile blocked it when I updated to ICS. I refuse to pay extra to use something that was an advertised feature of the phone.

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Used to be PDANet, since replaced by FoxFi. Both great apps.

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@ruger9mm:

Create a new APN (doesn't matter what name you use but has to have the apn as internet2.voicestream.com and needs no other settings). Switch your phone to use the new APN. (Note, no rooting or anything else is needed to do this.)

Presto, free tethering is back, unless t-mobile explicitly blocks you and they won't do that unless you use an awful lot of data.

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I'm using the iPhone and "unlimited" data plan. So no tethering for me naturally.

Recently I've used tether.com when I really needed it. It's an annual subscription for $30 (I paid $15 when it first came out) and it allows you to connect your iPhone to only one laptop or desktop (you're required to download a software to communicate with the iPhone and computer). No jailbreak required.

Reason why I say when I only really need it is because they boot people to the Edge network on the next billing cycle once they pass the 3GB (ish) milestone. I haven't had to go through this yet, and I'm not even sure if they still do that.

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I tether my phone on occasion using the built-in settings with cyanogenmod 7. I don't do it as often as I once did ( it was, at one time, my only internet access at home ). I now only use it to tether if I'm away from home and need internet on my laptop or tablet.

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Nope. AT&T wants an extra $25 a month for that.

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since my phone stopped trying to get away, no need to tether any more.

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Also running rooted WI-FI Tmobile hotspot. Tried teathering one time for a football game at a baby shower in a church but God had other plans for my connection.

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@gmwhit: Yes, but what if your phone likes it? A lot of them do wear black leather.....

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I use MyWi (third party app) for tethering my iPhone. I tried getting it for free through the ModMyi repo, but I couldn't get it to work so I just paid for it (one-time $20 for WiFi hotspot, USB tethering, and Bluetooth tethering). I have Verizon, but because I have an iPhone (no tethering apps in the App Store) I had to jailbreak it to get a tethering app (if you have an Android phone, you can get PdaNet or Wireless Tethering from Google Play)

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Just moved into a new apartment, still without internet until this weekend, so it's very convenient that I've very recently put the latest CM9 alpha on my S2, so I have the option to tether. I try to be careful, though, Sprint really frowns on "unauthorized tethering."

I've also used the wifi hotspot (including using non-root android app called FoxFi) to get internet in the airport, when I'd rather be browsing on my (wifi-only) Kindle or my laptop. I try to avoid using it when I can, the phone gets disturbingly hot when that feature is on.

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No tethering in this establishment. Lots of free wifi around.