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7 responses to “As Palm Begins Monthly Tethering Fees, RIM Offers Tether Sans Fees”

  1. JJ

    My friend has a jailbroken iphone and he is sending it in for repairs and is afraid they are going to send him a new one that can’t be jailbroken. I love the smoothness of the iphone and the os on it but it is not worth all the hassle that apple and att put you through. I love being able to connect my phone to my laptop anywhere I’m at and have highspeed internet access. Come on, bring on the Nexxus. I love that they preinstalled tethering. Hopefully sprint will just not support tethering but continue allowing it on their phones.

  2. I Like Dan Hesse

    I have been using TetherBerry aka Tether for over a year!! Its a great piece of software and now supports bluetooth tethering!!

    The only down side is you can sling wi-fi to an i-pod touch.

  3. jimA

    Palm’s app for hotspot tethering was all over the CES blogs. What they didn’t say is that it will be a BILLABLE service. Oh, how naieve of me to have possibly thought otherwise. This IS Verizon, after all.

  4. jimA

    As for Blackberries, what are PDANet and TetherBerry for? I thought BB’s were tetherale via the desktop manager right out of the box, no?

  5. Michael

    Jim/Christopher:
    Jim is correct. BB Desktop Manager 5.0.1 provides modem capabilities but carriers do charge extra for the service. Tetherberry circumvents the need to pay the additonal cost.

  6. JJ

    I myself have used usbmodem and pdanet. But recently I have been using the internet sharing on the windows phone and also wifi router which works awesome since it works just like having a wifi connection. The wifi router works the best although using a usb cable may get faster speeds.
    Tethering is one of the reasons I have stayed with windows mobile plus I have a taken advantage of the different roms they offer for the touch pro and found one that works awesome (way better than the sprint stock rom).
    I hope the nexxus comes to sprint.