Google is rolling out a very interesting new feature with Google Play Services 10.2. It’s called “Instant Tethering” and lets you automatically tether compatible Android devices when one loses a connection.
If one device loses connection, it’ll ask if you want to tether to another device that has a connection and is on the same ... Read More »
T-Mobile has garnered a reputation for standing out from the crowd in what it’s willing to do, and today it’s taking another interesting step. The company is now going after what it calls “network abusers,” which are T-Mobile users who are taking advantage of the company’s network and its unlimited 4G LTE data ... Read More »
While Google Glass isn’t a mainstream product yet, it does face an expensive issue: it needs a Bluetooth tethering connection at all times. It gets its data through tethering, and as you know, a tethering plan costs a good chunk of money. Sure, Google Glass itself was $1,500, but look further into the future. Is ... Read More »
Verizon has just announced the new iPad data packages, boasting the fact that they include hotspot services at no additional cost. Big Red offers the same feature for tablets with other operating systems. The hotspot may be a great incentive to buy a tablet, but seems rather unfair for smartphone owners.
Planning to get a new smartphone from AT&T soon? Maybe that shiny Galaxy Note. You might want to take a look at this, if so. AT&T is getting ready to roll out its new data plans starting January 22. These phone and tablet plans are not bad, as they have a bit of a ... Read More »
I’ve personally had a big beef with carriers, specifically with their contradictory push towards faster mobile networks while providing significantly smaller amounts of data. With the next generation of cellular networks hitting up to 50mbps download speeds today, consumers can reach their 2GB data caps in as little as 5 minutes.
As if that ... Read More »
It’s my notion that when you purchase data services, your provider should not be concerned with how you go about accessing those services. It turns out I’m not the only one who feels this way.
Recently Free Press, a non-profit organization aiming to reform the media, has filed a complaint with the FCC asking them ... Read More »
This week AT&T began informing iPhone customers that they would start cracking down on unauthorized tethering. No Android customers have received the warning yet, but this is a sign of what is likely to come.
AT&T currently charges $25 per month for 2 GB of data, but users who wish to tether must subscribe to the DataPro ... Read More »
We knew the Atrix 4G would be shipping without some features enabled (like 1080p video capture), but there were a few surprise omissions like the lack of HSUPA speeds and the inability to access webtop without an official dock. Most of these features should be available with a future software update, but the ... Read More »
Are some T-Mobile users about to lose their free tethering? I’m bringing attention to the question because I’m still not entirely sure about the answer. According to some recent comments from a T-Mobile spokesperson, it’s looking more and more like that could be the case.
Back in the early days of Android you couldn’t tether ... Read More »