Microsoft Working With Mobile Operators To Bring Windows Phone Tethering

In an informal discussion with Pocket-lint recently, Achim Berg, Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone marketing, expressed that he regretted convincing Microsoft to add tethering support with the Mango update. The comment was made after Microsoft showed off more Mango update features this past Tuesday May 24, 2011. Of course, of the many features shown off so far there … [Read more...]

LG Optimus 7 Gets Its Tether On


The way to tether a Samsung WP7 phone has already been discovered, but what about other handsets? Well, if you type ##634# on your Dell Venue Pro, you get to see the Matrix, which isn't very helpful, as cool as it may be. On the other hand, the LG Optimus 7's tethering tricks have been unearthed by French site SmartPhoneFrance. Like the other devices, you type ##634#, and then … [Read more...]

How To Tether With A Samsung Windows Phone 7 Handset


MobilityDigest have discovered a way to flip their Samsung WP7 phone into USB mode, allowing them to tether from the device. Here's the step-by-step: 1) open your phone and dial “##634#” then press call. You’ll go into the Diagnosis Menu (going forward this icon appears in your programs so you don’t need to dal that again). This is just a phone dialer with a little icon and … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Confirmed To Tether, Needs Carrier Approval [update: turns out it can’t]

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Earlier this week we heard a rumor that WP7 might have free USB tethering, which caused us all to jump with joy, until it turned out to be a misunderstanding. What has been confirmed is that WP7 will be able to support tethering, but it will rely on the carrier to enable it. Just like every other smartphone in existence. Not quite what we were hoping for, a free compulsory … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 To Have Free USB Tethering?

Ooh, chalk this rumor up to something we'd be very, very glad to see. A tweet went up yesterday which has since been pulled, saying: Official word--Windows Phone 7 will support USB tethering, carriers can NOT charge extra, above the data plan. However, the guy behind it, Richard Dudley recently pulled the tweet, saying: Correction to #WP7 tethering--that is not official, … [Read more...]