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The 411: Tethering

Every two weeks, CNET editor Nicole Lee answers your questions about cell phones and cell phone accessories in The 411.

By May. 27, 2010


Verizon reportedly blocking tethering for jailbreakers

The carrier is apparently blocking unauthorized tethering on jailbroken devices without a data plan, according to one report in ReadWriteWeb.

By Aug. 10, 2011


What Verizon's FCC tethering settlement means to you (FAQ)

Verizon's recently announced deal with the FCC means subscribers can stop paying extra for Wi-Fi tethering. CNET's Marguerite Reardon aka Ask Maggie explains who benefits and who doesn't.

By Aug. 2, 2012


Verizon to pay $1.25M FCC fine; forced to allow tethering apps

Verizon Wireless has settled an investigation with the FCC over compliance with net neutrality rules on its 700 MHz spectrum.

By Jul. 31, 2012


Tethering and a hot spot on the Nexus S

The Nexus S offers tethering and the ability to use it as a Wi-Fi hot spot. We tested both features and liked what we saw.

By Dec. 13, 2010


Tethering app pops up on iTunes, then gets pulled

Looking to connect your laptop to your iPhone's data connection? The iTether app may have been for you. Unfortunately, it's been pulled from the iTunes App Store.

By Nov. 29, 2011


Tethering apps 'blocked' in Android Market

Android users on AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile no longer have access to some apps that allow consumers to use their smartphones as broadband modems for free access to the Internet.

By May. 3, 2011


Why is AT&T delaying rollout of iPhone tethering, MMS?

AT&T won't offer data tethering and MMS services when Apple launches its upgraded operating system for the iPhone, but the U.S. carrier says it will add it this summer.

By Jun. 8, 2009


The iPhone is finally getting tethering

Apple refreshes its MacBook line; Twitter for the iPhone is here; and we show you how to return apps from the iTunes App Store.

By May. 21, 2010


Get Web-based iPhone tethering for just $30 yearly

If you've been holding off on tethering your Mac or PC to your iPhone because of the cost, Tether's $30 per year service may be the right fit.

By Mar. 9, 2012