By Christopher Price on January 9, 2013
The two most popular Android third-party tethering solutions announce their merger.
By Christopher Price on July 17, 2012
Carriers and manufacturers align closer to lock out FoxFi. But, Google is quietly pushing back hard.
Posted in Android, Google, Samsung, Sprint | Tagged Android, android 2.3, Android 4.0, DUN, Epic Touch 4G, foxfi, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, ics, Nexus, pam, pan, phone-as-modem, sprint, tether, tethering, usb | 6 Responses
By Christopher Price on March 19, 2012
Verizon Wireless answers exclusively to PhoneNews.com about one of the most burning questions for grandfathered 4G LTE customers.
Posted in Deals, Editorials, LTE, Verizon | Tagged Apple, fcc, Galaxy Tab, grandfathered plan, ipad, LTE, micro-sim, MiFi, novatel, phone-as-modem, Samsung, sim, smartphone, tethering, unlimited data, Verizon, Verizon Wireless, vzw | 34 Responses
By Christopher Price on March 12, 2012
We take a look at why the carriers have seen (the new, HTML5) Tether.com coming from a mile away, and what they’ve done to accept that there’s nothing they can do about it.
By Patrick Nelson on December 18, 2010
Portable hotspot manufacturer Cradlepoint has dropped the price on its battery-operated personal Wi-Fi travel router to $99 from $179. The device should be popular with tablet users who want to buy the cheaper Wi-Fi-only tablets, and create their own data connection with an existing 3G or 4G USB dongle or compatible phone for tethering. A [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on February 3, 2010
The increasingly popular MyTether application for the Palm Pre which allows for tethering over USB or Wi-Fi has now been updated to support Verizon’s Pre Plus with the same aforementioned tethering options without needing to pay for Verizon’s Mobile Hotspot monthly fee by utilizing the built-in API calls for the aforementioned service, according to the [...]
Posted in Bluetooth, Nerds, Palm, Verizon, Wi-Fi | Tagged 3g, Bluetooth, EV-DO, Homebrew, mobile hotspot, MobileHotspot, my tether, MyTether, Palm, Palm Pre, PalmPre, pam, phone, phone-as-modem, PhoneAsModem, Pixi, Pre, pre plus, PrePlus, sprint, tether, usb tethering, UsbTethering, Verizon, web os, webos, WiFi, wireless tethering, WirelessTethering | 2 Responses
By Christopher Price on April 1, 2009
Google appears to have taken its first anti-developer step following the release of the Android Market. Google has removed all phone as modem applications from the Market. These applications took advantage of a java/Dalvik proxy layer, which enabled a virtual network passthrough to a computer, or other device. This is a similar technique that iPhone [...]
By Christopher Price on August 7, 2008
Sources in Sprint are reporting that current plan holders are in for a discount. Sprint has dropped the price of Phone As Modem add-ons on new plans, to $15, down from the previous $40 per month. This appears to only take effect on current offerings; Sprint’s Simply Everything, Sprint Everything, and Everything Plus plans. The [...]
By Christopher Price on August 6, 2008
The FCC’s recent ruling against Comcast may have struck a powerful blow against carriers prohibiting Phone As Modem usage, or require more expensive plans to have such utility. Since carriers started cracking down on users who chose to use their phone as a modem, hackers have fought back. For years, we’ve chronicled ways to bypass [...]
By Christopher Price on February 17, 2008
WMWifiRouter, the tool that allows users to share their Windows Mobile device’s internet connection via Wi-Fi, has disappeared from the web. The tool utilized several hacks in the Windows Mobile platform, which essentially converted any Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU3 or above device into a Wi-Fi hotspot. The program was one of the first reliable methods [...]