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    Default Is Sprint Blocking Tethering Apps in the Android Market?

    I was reading in another forum that Sprint is blocking wireless tethering apps in the Android market. I donít have an Android phone yet so I canít check to see if this is correct. Can anyone confirm this? Also, if they are blocking the wireless tethering, are they also blocking wired tethering via USB. I am considering updating my very old Windows phone which has wired tethering as a standard (free) feature. Itís very slow, but it works and I would hate to give up tethering when I upgrade.

    BTW, I do understand that wireless and/or wired tethering is NOT a standard (free) feature on the Sprint Android phone, but it appears that Sprint has not tried to prevent it until I read they were blocking wireless tethering apps in the Android market.

    Thanks!
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    They are blocking tethering apps from the market, but they still seem to work if the app is installed on the phone. I have had EasyTether on my EVO for a long time. When I open up the market, it shows up under "not installed" apps. When I open up the app in the market, it says "This item is not available on your carrier". However, since the app is actually installed on my phone, I am still able to use it to tether.



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    Can't you just download it from amazon anyways? I know you can buy. I have not tried to install it yet. I just always see it on sale.

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    Default Re: Is Sprint Blocking Tethering Apps in the Android Market?

    Quote Originally Posted by cgardner View Post
    Can't you just download it from amazon anyways? I know you can buy. I have not tried to install it yet. I just always see it on sale.

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    Yes, even if the carriers block an app on the Android market, you can always side-load the app yourself or look for it on other app markets.

    For instance, I got a wireless tethering application which is blocked on the Android Market by Verizon. I got it from the developer's website by looking for it on Google. I just downloaded the .apk file to my SD card, ran it and it was installed and working perfectly!
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    Default Re: Is Sprint Blocking Tethering Apps in the Android Market?

    Thanks everyone, sounds like it's a non-issue...
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    Default Re: Is Sprint Blocking Tethering Apps in the Android Market?

    Thanks everyone, sounds like it's a non-issue...
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    I just searched "Wireless Tether" on Android Market and there's no dearth of options.
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    Default Re: Is Sprint Blocking Tethering Apps in the Android Market?

    does anyone have a side load way to get PDA Net back on my phone? I have an EVO 4G
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    Quote Originally Posted by jase700 View Post
    does anyone have a side load way to get PDA Net back on my phone? I have an EVO 4G
    Did you try downloading it from the devs site?
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    If you have a non rooted phone - theres an app called foxfi that works pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by prolongExistence View Post
    Did you try downloading it from he devs site?
    Thanks for the link. I had to get a replacement Evo3D and find pda net on Google play.

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