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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MinkaMuffin, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. MinkaMuffin

    MinkaMuffin Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Okay, so I have a question about WIRED tethering on the EVO..
    I've heard that tethering is free on the EVO but then at the same time I've seen all these ways to get 'free tethering on your android phone yay' but on my Wireless and Networks menu, it has the option for turning tethering on..

    If I turn it on, is it going to start charging me, or... is it free without having to download any apps?
     



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  2. Evo

    Evo Well-Known Member

    If you root your phone, there is an app to wireless tether for free. If you are not rooted you will have to pay to use sprints wireless tether.

    You can do wired tether through usb for free, it doesn't matter if you are rooted.
     
  3. MinkaMuffin

    MinkaMuffin Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Oops, yes I meant wired tethering.

    Just tried it and I got Error Code 67.. what does that mean?
     
  4. jamesdean

    jamesdean Android Enthusiast

    It means you have not activated the service with Sprint which you will pay for.

    If you root you can use wireless tether and tether wireless or if you do not want to root you can use pdanet and tether via usb, both free of Sprint charges.

    To get the full version of pdanet you will have to purchase that program. I've seen that cost anywhere from 20-30 dollars depending on any current specials they have going on. Both ways to tether work fine and you will not be charged a Sprint fee.
     
  5. MinkaMuffin

    MinkaMuffin Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So the other guy was wrong about tethering being free?
     
  6. privraac

    privraac Newbie

    You can use the free version of pdanet, but it won't access https sites. You can also use Easy Tether, the full version of that is only a one time cost of $ 10. The guy may not have been lying depending on when you talked to him. The first two months the EVO was out people were able to wireless tether for free.

    I've used both the free versions of Easy Tether and Pdanet and they work fine. I went with full version of East Tether because it was cheaper. Works just fine.
     
  7. Evo

    Evo Well-Known Member

    Before I rooted my phone, I used pdanet (free version) for wired usb connection. I did not pay for the https since I rarely came across sites that required it.

    After rooting, I switched to WIRELESS tethering, which also has a free app for people with rooted phones.
     

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