At the end of this month I'm coming to the end of my mobile 'phone contract with T-Mobile UK and am looking for the cheapest way (presumably SIM only) to run my Android smartphone whilst being able to tether it to my Android tablet - does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for plans/providers/cunning ruses to get a great deal, please?
posted by timpollard
on Aug 22, 2012 -
In-laws? Old roommates? craigslist? I'm trying to save some money here! Plus bonus snowflake question about tethering/MiFi options! [more inside]
posted by leemleem
on May 17, 2012 -
What hardware / software do I need exactly to use my Samsung Epic 4G (android) to tether my first generation ipad? I prefer to do this without jailbreaking my phone (but am open to jailbreaking ipad). [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on Dec 1, 2011 -
Australia smart phone filter: I need to buy a new smart phone. I would like one that will allow me to occasionally connect my laptop to the internet. (Tethering?) Clearly I'm not that tech savvy so I don't want to jailbreak (?) etc. Is this possible with any smart phone on the market in Australia? [more inside]
posted by MT
on May 17, 2011 -
Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on May 9, 2011 -
Ma Bell nerfed my tethering! I'm long off contract from my 3G and happy to switch carriers/OS's. Which smart phones on which providers would you recommend? They must have reasonably priced and effective tethering availing. [more inside]
posted by Chekhovian
on May 3, 2011 -
What's a newer Android phone on t-mob where you can use a wifi-sharing program (a common one that I've seen free online) to create a wi-fi hotspot? Not trying to get anything related to this from t-mob directly. I just want a newer Android phone that is capable of this, if such a thing exists. I'm assuming that said phone would have an option for an unlimited data plan.
posted by cashman
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Does anyone definitively know how the iPhone 4's ‘Personal Hotspot’ feature is enabled by mobile network providers? [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb
on Mar 12, 2011 -
I'm looking for the cheapest, unlocked GSM phone that will let me wifi tether to my locked iPhone so I don't have to pay the obscene AT&T roaming charges outside the US. [more inside]
posted by birdherder
on Feb 3, 2011 -
How do I use my internet-enabled desktop PC running Windows 7 as a bridge to provide wifi internet to my iphone? I'm in an office building and have no ability to setup an actual wifi router from the main internet connection. [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3
on Nov 15, 2010 -
JoikuSpot Filter: Everything seems to be in order, but I just can't view any web sites. Please help! [more inside]
posted by murtagh
on Sep 25, 2010 -
I've got an HTC Magic (also known by the execrable name myTouch 3G) running Android 1.6 from T-Mobile. I also have a MacBookPro running OS 10.4.11. Does a tethering program exist that will let me use my phone to supply an internet connection for my computer?
It seems that I can't use PdaNet (my computer would need to be a PC, or I would need a phone running Android 2.0). Do any other good programs exist that fit my specifications?
posted by ocherdraco
on Dec 7, 2009 -
While tethering is officially
unsupported on the new Android phone
, there is no Apple-style remote-app-killing service. Is there anybody out there familiar with the Android SDK that could tell me if tethering this phone to a laptop to share internet is impossible? Is it something physically unsupported in the SDK, or artificially blocked out by T-Mobile? Or will there be an app out like, 10 minutes after the phone is released?
posted by excitementMD
on Sep 23, 2008 -
A pal of mine is planning on setting up a website for a road trip, and in addition to integrating a blog, he'd like to track simple bits of data & information. Here's what he's thought of so far:
posted by aladfar
on Jun 25, 2008 -
BlackBerry as modem under OS X . Specifically, T-Mobile 8700g as modem under 10.4. Pulse seems like the best choice
but also the priciest choice ($50) for the connection utility. Does anybody here use Pulse? Am I missing any free or cheap alternatives that match Pulse's performance?
posted by allterrainbrain
on Jul 30, 2007 -
My (non-existent) ideal device is a Treo -- with wifi, GSM/GPRS, and either EDGE or HSDPA -- on a service plan that includes flat-rate unlimited data, flat-rate international data roaming, and a small amount of voice usage inside the U.S. (say 100 mins/month). So, in the real world, is a Blackberry 8800 on T-Mobile my best choice for a plan starting in spring 2007?
posted by allterrainbrain
on Dec 12, 2006 -
I need to buy a new cell phone. It should have a text keyboard, work with a higher-speed EDGE/GSM network and most of all sync (address & calendar) + act as a bluetooth modem for my Powerbook
. That last bit is a problem apparently: I am having trouble finding good actual info on which phones can do this. [more inside]
posted by neustile
on Jan 26, 2006 -