1. funguy123us's Avatar
    Is it worth getting Easy Tether for Thunderbolt? It's 50% off today for $4.99 on Amazon. I am not rooted so this is the only option.

    Amazon.com: EasyTether: Appstore for Android
    09-10-2011 11:12 AM
  2. thozgyz's Avatar
    I used it all time time about 8-9 months ago. Was booted a lot. Discovered PDAnet and never looked back, or been booted off. Also seems a little faster to me.
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    09-10-2011 11:37 AM
  3. spartanguy81's Avatar
    I use easy tether on the regular. Works fine, requires some files to be added to the computer, so not quite as simple as wireless tether...but it works
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    09-10-2011 11:40 AM
  4. carter17's Avatar
    I have had easytether for a long time have never been booted works good I would get it for that price
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    09-10-2011 11:41 AM
  5. funguy123us's Avatar
    Thanks all.

    I just tried free version from market and it's not too bad. I might just get it for $5. Thanks again for your input.
    09-10-2011 11:45 AM
  6. Sentrix's Avatar
    I've tried both and prefer pdaNet.
    I don't navigate to many HTTPS sites so the free version works fine for me.
    09-10-2011 02:02 PM
  7. ji001's Avatar
    been easytethering for awhile now. it's great for me. the only thing i really miss from pdanet is the data counter when it starts. but it really isn't a big deal since i monitor data through myverizon widget.

    i too saw the 5 dollar price tag and grabbed it without even thinking twice. i dont care for the bluetooth tether on pdanet since i like to keep my phone charged anways. althought that is a nice option but i couldn't really get it to work.

    bottom line easytether for 4.99 is a steal imo. pdanet used to go for what, 30 bucks one time? Id pick pdanet over e.t since they're similar but for that price, easy decision.
    09-10-2011 09:16 PM
  8. pcbtmr's Avatar
    I have been using ET-Pro off and on when our DSL drops. Today, It stays connected for only a few minutes requiring a PC reboot to be able to connect. Anybody know of a way to fix this or do I need to change to PDANet?

    Thanks for any help!
    09-11-2011 08:47 AM
  9. mrtonk's Avatar
    Does EasyTether require an extra tethering plan?
    09-11-2011 09:03 AM
  10. musicnet356's Avatar
    I've use ET on my rooted TBolt for months. I've never had a problem nor a reboot. I'm tethered to a Mac.
    09-11-2011 10:48 AM
  11. ji001's Avatar
    Does EasyTether require an extra tethering plan?
    No. and it doesn't require rooting or anything.

    the downside of this for both pdanet and easytether is that it requires you to connect using usb and pdanet or easytether software on your pc. but thats easy and really straight forward.

    I dont abuse my data plan nor tether all day long everyday, only bits and pieces here and there when I travel. stick out like a sore thumb and im sure verizon wont like that very much. I pay my bills and stay humble.
    09-11-2011 12:12 PM
  12. funguy123us's Avatar
    Thank everyone again. I just purchased it today and it works well.

    I am not planning to use it a lot but when i need it, I know it will be there.
    09-11-2011 09:11 PM
  13. steelcurtain11's Avatar
    So is it possible to use this app to tether my laptop and view live streams of an NFL game every Sunday without paying extra to Verizon? 4G is awesome here and way faster than my verizon home dsl.. I just don't want to buy Verizons tethering plan and pay an extra $30 a month.
    09-11-2011 09:24 PM
  14. funguy123us's Avatar
    So is it possible to use this app to tether my laptop and view live streams of an NFL game every Sunday without paying extra to Verizon? 4G is awesome here and way faster than my verizon home dsl.. I just don't want to buy Verizons tethering plan and pay an extra $30 a month.
    Yes - You don't need to pay verizon

    Not Sure - About NFL game, How would you stream? Unless you have Sunday ticket or something.
    09-11-2011 09:33 PM
  15. steelcurtain11's Avatar
    Every once in awhile we won't get the steelers game on tv around here ( they'll air the bills instead = / ) So I'll watch a game via justin.tv or similar site.




    Edit:
    Tried the free version and did a speed test ( 2.6Mbps DL ). It worked and connected to my laptop fine, hopefully I don't see any hidden charges using it just for a few videos every once in awhile =/
    09-11-2011 09:38 PM
  16. Shryne's Avatar
    I use easy tether whenever I don't have wifi and want to use my laptop. I've never been booted off, and on 4G, I'm normally capped at around 12-14 MB/s down on my laptop.
    09-11-2011 10:08 PM
  17. steelcurtain11's Avatar
    Ran speedtest a few times with my thunderolt on 4G and got around 2MBps download, though connected via the free version of ET to my laptop I get around .8 MBps. I feel cheated after hearing you get 12-14 MBps = (
    09-11-2011 10:31 PM
  18. Shryne's Avatar
    Ran speedtest a few times with my thunderolt on 4G and got around 2MBps download, though connected via the free version of ET to my laptop I get around .8 MBps. I feel cheated after hearing you get 12-14 MBps = (
    It might have alot to do with what cable you use.
    09-12-2011 12:07 AM
  19. ji001's Avatar
    Yep it's slower tethered for me as well. 10 compare to 4. I was playing 720p youtube videos no problem on the laptop though so im not complaining.

    Combine the tb with my netbook all in one rugged green canvas courier bag (NOT man purse) I am a powerhouse baby!! dare I say...JACK BAUER!? GASP** no guns here though but one nice Quark AA flashlight running on 14500 lithium ion battery. Okay im just rambling
    09-12-2011 12:57 AM
  20. funguy123us's Avatar
    Yeah the speed is good enough for me as well. It depends on time of the day, I get 4 Mbps - 14 Mbps
    09-13-2011 09:13 PM
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