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Microsoft director for WP7 confirms tethering functionality, but carriers will control it

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Microsoft director for WP7 confirms tethering functionality, but carriers will control it
It's great news for those who already made their decision about picking up some sort of Windows Phone 7 handset; especially when it looks like tethering will be available from the onset. Adding more credibility to this functionality out of the box, Microsoft's Director for Windows Phone 7, Brandon Watson, said that tethering will be supported at launch during the Windows Weekly Podcast.

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.

via WMExperts

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

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.

posted on 23 Sep 2010, 18:23

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.

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 06:16

3. PHONE FREAK (unregistered)


I'm sure t-mobile will allow it =]

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