Windows Phone 7: Tethering Confirmed – Will you Buy now?

By Alan Ng - Sep 24, 2010

We have some good news for those of you planning to pick up a Windows Phone 7 handset at launch, as it has been confirmed that tethering support will be enabled on all devices, but whether it gets activated is another matter.

As reported from Engadget, Windows Phone 7 devices will follow the Google Nexus One in allowing tethering support, a feature which is always welcomed by phone owners.

However, the report states that it will be up to the carrier to decide whether or not the service will be available to use freely. In this case, it will be up to AT&T and T-Mobile USA to make the call, since we know Sprint and Verizon will not be releasing any devices until 2011.

Knowing that tethering is built into the phone, does this make your decision to purchase a little easier? Of course there is going to be an outrage if both AT&T and T-Mobile disable it. You’ll probably end up seeing tethering features available for a separate fee, which has become the standard as of late.

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