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T-Mobile G2 won't tether at launch

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T-Mobile G2 won't tether at launch
A screen shot of the T-Mobile G2's FAQs shows that the device will not support wireless tethering at launch. As this is a native feature of Android 2.2, many on the pre-order list might be disappointed.

Don't worry too much, though. The statement from T-Mobile indicates that tethering will be added some time down the line. The item reads:

T-Mobile does not currently support handset tethering or offer a tethering rate plan. Though tethering and Wi-Fi sharing will not be initially supported on the T-Mobile G2, we know that consumers are interested in these features and we are working to develop a solution to support them in the future.

The tethering feature might not be a deal-breaker, but customers surely want to experience every feature available with the G2. Fair warning: the 'solution' they're referring to will undoubtedly include a fee, in order to discourage bandwidth gluttony and offset their network expenses.

T-Mobile G2 Specifications

source: TmoNews via MobileCrunch

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

That sounds very reminiscent of the answer att gave as to why they didn't support tethering in the iPhone. Hmmm.

posted on 27 Sep 2010, 08:54

2. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)

I feel like rooting might solve this

posted on 27 Sep 2010, 11:24

3. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

Rooting will do, but T-Mobile is most likely looking at tiered data plan as well, BUMMER Those non-unlimited data plan are ridiculously stupid and lame

posted on 27 Sep 2010, 12:32

4. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

tmobile is not looking at tiered plans at any point in the near future. let everyone else go tiered, it will be just one more benifit for tmobile customers on top of UMA, free tethering, 21mb/s internet, and the cheapest plans. Most phones dont have tethering "on the device". Its called DL the tether app from the market, or root it and add wifi tether. Thats all it means. Technically "none" of Tmobile's (or just about any other carriers) phones have tether out of the box. a simple app search fixes that.. and unlike the other carriers, its free on Tmobile. :)

posted on 27 Sep 2010, 22:02

5. tivo (unregistered)

well its only free on Tmobile why? because of the sorry network they have! they cant offer alot! thats why there plans are so cheap! how can they make there network grow when they dont have money to invest cuz of how low there plans are... so Tmobile doesnt have many open doors!!!! vzw is the way to go!!!

posted on 28 Sep 2010, 16:18

6. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Tmobile isn't lacking funds because their pricing. Most European carriers offer pricing similar to tmobiles. Way cheaper than verizon and att. Yet they have huge networks. It's not the pricing believe that.

posted on 28 Sep 2010, 19:06

7. tivo (unregistered)

so explain to me why Tmobiles network sucks? Dont get me wrong they have great deals on there plans but i dont want to worry about not being able to make a simple phone call!!!!

posted on 08 Oct 2010, 04:43

8. draganfodder (unregistered)

Actually t-mobile's network is one of the strongest in my area and I have never had a problem with it. I would hope that you know very few wireless providers in America use only their own towers. Generally what happens because its so expensive to raise a cellphone tower your own you rent space from other companies who have raised one there already... and generally its in the best spot for the area anyway (first come first serve kinda deal). So when you are in an area that say att has better coverage its usually because its their tower and everyone else is renting on it. Same is true for pretty much every other provider. In short the only real difference between Verizon and T-mobile at this point in the game is cost and how the company treats their customers. I personally am going for T-mobile for the cost. Verizon would be my first choice if I could afford it however.

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