AT&T tweaks its unlimited data plans to offer tethering

Daniel Cooper, Engadget, 3/3/17 10GB per line, plus incentives for you to get DirecTV. Remember when AT&T announced that it would once again offer unlimited data packages, and they were a little underwhelming? Sensing its error, the company has taken the opportunity to roll out a tweaked plan to ease the pain of your wallet. […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:55 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android’s instant tethering is now officially available

Mariella Moon, Engadget, 2/13/17 But still only for Pixel and Nexus devices running Nougat. Instant tethering started making its way to some Android users in late January, allowing them to set up an automatic hotspot connection between devices. Now that the feature is officially available, more people should have access to it — but it […]

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Posted on February 13, 2017 at 9:51 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google’s Instant Tethering Makes It Easier to Share Your Phone’s Connection

Eric Ravenscraft, LifeHacker, 1/26/17 Many Android phones can create handy hotspots to share your phone’s internet connections, but they can be tedious to set up. Google wants to fix this with its new Instant Tethering feature. The new feature is currently rolling out as an update to Google Play Services. When you have multiple devices […]

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Posted on January 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile One Plus with Unlimited LTE Tethering and HD Video Streaming Announced

Rajesh Pandey, iPhoneHacks, 8/29/16 Less than a couple of weeks after T-Mobile announced T-Mobile One with unlimited data and voice with a lot of hidden conditions, the carrier has unveiled a new plan: T-Mobile One Plus. The release of T-Mobile One led the carrier to face a lot of criticism since it was only providing […]

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Posted on August 29, 2016 at 9:56 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Gregg Keizer, ComputerWorld, 9/24/15 Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there’s one segment of mobile that it’s winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks. According to a Wednesday report from Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Lab, in June Windows devices accounted for 80% of the infections spotted on hardware that relied […]

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Posted on September 24, 2015 at 8:44 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Open Garden Shares Your and Others’ Mobile Internet Access with Your Laptop and Tablet

Rachel Metz, Technology Review, 6/4/2012 Though the idea of having Internet available everywhere is no longer a fantasy, it’s not quite reality, either. Many of us carry smart phones everywhere we go, but we don’t always have a high-speed data or Wi-Fi connection. And in many places, Internet access can still be hard to find. […]

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Posted on June 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mobile hotspots: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon compete on price, features, speed

Brian Nadel, Computer World, 6/17/2011 Which carrier’s mobile hotspot packs the most punch? You’re sitting in your hotel room and you need to connect your laptop to the Internet to get some work done. But while many hotels offer free Internet access, you’re staying in one that thinks of it as comparable to the room’s […]

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Posted on June 17, 2011 at 8:38 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon Gets Hit With FCC Complaint Over 4G LTE Tethering

Jordan Crook, Mobile Crunch, 6/7/2011 Verizon Wireless got hit with an FCC complaint this morning by an organization called Free Press, over the restrictions placed on Verizon’s 4G LTE smartphones. The group claims that Verizon’s rules don’t necessarily jive with the regulatory policies of the Federal Communications Commission when it comes to tethering to Verizon’s […]

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Posted on June 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Free Android tethering apps blocked by most carriers

Matt Hamblen, Computerworld, 5/3/2011 Free Android phone tethering apps found in Android Market are reportedly being blocked by AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. Sprint continues to support the tethering apps, possibly because it continues to offer offers unlimited, voice text and data plans. The other carriers charge $15 to $20 per month to use a […]

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Posted on May 3, 2011 at 8:03 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Use Bluetooth to tether your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

Glenn Fleishman, Macworld.com, 4/18/2011 Any device running iOS 4.3 supports Bluetooth tethering—here’s how to make it work You should know by now that an iPhone of the right vintage can be turned into a mobile hotspot—a portable router that pumps out a Wi-Fi signal on one side and talks to a mobile 3G broadband network […]

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Posted on April 18, 2011 at 9:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · 4 Comments
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