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

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.

Let us know your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Neil
Neil

I pay around $10 extra with my phone provider for around 2.4 gig of data…. more than ample for my needs, in fact I only use around 400mb per month…. Some plans your data is included free…. It is just up to your phone provider to entice you with good deals… Tethering allows me to connect my laptop to my phone to use as a wireless modem…. Works very well and I will be looking forward to WP7 now that it supports this essential tool.

Paul
Paul

t-mobile UK already charge for tethering via your mobile phone

DKC
DKC

what is tethering?

Allan
Allan

One important piece of information you failed to supply. The cost!!!

Neil
Neil

Yes, that is all I was waiting for. I am now sold! Optus here in Australia offer the tethering service and it works well for me!

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