I have tried to get USB Tethering to work to get internet on my laptop through my Samsung Galaxy S3. I'm with Sprint if that matters. I have unlimited text/data plan. I don't want to pay for the Sprint Wi Fi Hotspot service. Can I get access for my laptop through my phone using USB Tethering without paying? I tried installing a driver I found at the Samsung website. It seemed to work, but then I notice that my phone was receiving Wi Fi from my wireless router here at home. I was able to surf the web with my phone tethered via USB to my laptop as long as I was receiving Wi Fi to the phone via my home router. But when I turned off the Wi-Fi access within the phone I was unable to get internet connection via my cell phone through my sprint service. The driver I downloaded from Samsung and installed on my PC (Windows 7) was the Samsung USB Driver For Mobile Devices V126.96.36.199 During the driver install on my PC most of the features installed but it did say that Moble MTP Divices "failed" Any ideas on how I can get my phone service to provide internet access via the USB tethering? Or some other way? I can only imagine that Sprint is making Samsung and Android make it as hard as possible to get internet access via your cell phone to another device so as to limit data usage.