Tethering and Portable Hotspots

Let's say you choose none of the above for your web browsing. You can use Android phones as portable modems to let you connect your laptop or netbook to the Internet. This process is called tethering, or sometimes referred to as creating a portable hotspot when a USB cable is not required.

Before we proceed, I will caution you to check with your phone carrier. Not all carriers allow you to tether your phone, and most charge extra for the privilege. Android 2.2 supports USB tethering and creating a portable hotspot, and newer phones like the HTC EVO, which aren't running Android 2.2, have added tethering options, although Sprint does charge for the privilege.

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