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Melanie Pinola

Getting Around Tethering Restrictions or Blocking

By October 31, 2011

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Sprint's recently ended unlimited mobile broadband and now the company is drawing more ire by blocking customers from downloading wireless tethering apps from the Android Market. There is, however, a way around this cruel restriction.

Talk Android notes that if you have a rooted phone, you can sideload the wireless tethering apps directly from their websites.

Wireless carriers' tethering fees--charging $15 a month for example just to use your mobile data plan for your laptop to get online--just seem wrong. It's even more onerous when the carriers actively (try to) block you from doing so.

Learn more: What Is Rooting? | Top Android Tethering Apps

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