I finally got my phone upgrade and bought a Tmobile G2 under their buy one get one free offer. Soo far this phone is amazing and speedy compared to my older Sprint HTC Hero. But in my week and a half of owning the phone i still dont understand tmobiles tethering. They say you have to pay $15 a month for the tethering feature on the phone but it is allready on the phone. so can i use the feature without paying the $15 a month or am i charged once i use the feature?
- 12-13-2010, 05:03 AM #2Jelly Bean ? Jelly Belly!
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They cant charge you without changing your service (contract) and they cant do that without your approval.
I started tethering years ago on my G1 before Android had native tethering.
And then moved to the Nexus One and its wifi hotspot.
And now on the G2 and its wifi hotspot.
I've never been charged.
But I dont use much data, all I do is surf, I dont download netflix or anything.
High data useage is what seems to trigger their tether "warning".
They will send you a text message and throttle your internet speed way down.
T-mobile Blocking all forms of Tethering. - xda-developers
- 12-16-2010, 12:02 PM #3
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- 12-25-2010, 09:02 PM #7Jelly Bean ? Jelly Belly!
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Before there was a native tether/wifi hotspot built into the OS
I used PDANet to tether the G1. June Fabrics PDA Technology Group
Since I got Android 2.2 on the Nexus One and then the G2
I've been using the native wifi hotspot.
I havent even reached 1GB of data this month yet so
I dont use a lot, but I've not received the dreaded text message warning
So go ahead, just dont download netflix or stuff like that and you wont
raise any red flags at the carrier.
- 01-20-2011, 09:05 PM #8