It had to take Verizon’s gutsy move to offer the Palm Pre Plus with its Mi-Fi like capabilities to get the MyTether app for webOS updated. The app itself has been offered
almost since the release of the original Palm Pre on Sprint over the summer, but now it’s giving Palm Pre Plus owners a much needed update to provoke choice. Since going up in price from the original requested $10 donation, it has slowly found its niche at $14.95 which is considerably less when you take into account that it’s just a one-time cost. Since launching the Palm Pre and Pixi Plus models, Verizon started offering their $40 per month Mobile Hotspot plan which sums up to one costly bill over the course of a two year contract. The latest beta version that has been posted will officially support the Pre Plus – the developer “makes use of the API calls behind MHS” to allow it to work more smoothly. Aside from compatibility issues with webOS updates, neither Sprint or Palm haven’t given some pushback for the app. On the other hand, Big Red may feel the brush of this latest development somewhat threatening – especially when you consider the amount of money they can miss out on if owners decide to use this app.
Palm Pre Plus Specifications