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Old December 3rd, 2010, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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... said the operator.

So when I bought my Desire one of my goals was to tether it, as I don't have internet at home. The research I did said this was possible. My sales associate said this was possible. I was happy.

Now, as I try to actually do it, I'm being told (by a different USCC sales associate), this is actually an additional fee to the data plan. This was never mentioned. I am not happy.

Any way around this?

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Old December 4th, 2010, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dowloading an app maybe?
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Old December 13th, 2010, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool. I'm game. (Which app?).
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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can root it and tether it with a custom Rom but that would be against USCC policy. To be legal - you would need to pay that $25 a month.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 06:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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search the market for free tethering apps... or wait a few weeks for ANDROID 2.2!!!
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search the market for free tethering apps... or wait a few weeks for ANDROID 2.2!!!
Will do.

I was hoping 2.2 would take care of this, but I obviously don't know much about it. I'm not in any real hurry- will 2.2 make tethering simple for a luddite (and without added fees)?

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Old December 23rd, 2010, 12:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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2.2 will allow the phone to become a mobile hot-spot. As far as I was told, they cannot charge more for what a phone can do "stock" out of the box. So wait a few weeks, and you will be all good!
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Just saw this.

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With Android 2.2. anywhere between 5-8 users can connect to U.S. Cellularís network through the Mobile Hotspot. Being able to share a 3G Web connection with other users will undoubtedly come in handy in a professional setting when a team needs a Web connection.
Note: This feature requires a tethering plan
Note: This feature requires a tethering plan. Yippee.

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