Microsoft director for WP7 confirms tethering functionality, but carriers will control it
So that's it, right? Owners can start tethering their handsets to their computers without limitations?
Well, the case is not so because Watson said that it will ultimately come down to the carriers whether they'll have it enabled or not. Sure, it's probably a bummer for some people, but it's something that would be expected when we see networks being clogged due to the extensive amount of data being gobbled up by consumers.
1. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)
So Windows 7 phones are capable out of the box, but it will still be up to the network providers to enable it or disable it. Way to be pro-customer Microsoft.
2. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
It does suck, but I'm sure people will find a way to get around the restrictions that carriers may place on this. They need to make the phone appeal to the carriers too, who are all about control. We love our carrier subsidized phones here in the US, so if carriers aren't going to carry it, there goes a huge chunk of sales.
3. PHONE FREAK (unregistered)
I'm sure t-mobile will allow it =]