1. kelton's Avatar
    The 928 is just around the corner, so I decided to do a quick search for tethering app options for the Windows phone.

    Didn't find any!

    I rarely need to tether (or use my phone as a wifi), but when I do, I really need it... usually just for a few megabytes of work.

    So, am I missing something? Is it common knowledge that Windows phones lack such an app?

    Thanks for any info you have
    05-16-2013 12:39 PM
  2. EDMmmmmmm's Avatar
    Windows phone 8 has the functionality built in, you don't need an app.
    05-16-2013 12:42 PM
  3. mase123987's Avatar
    Tethering is built in, it just depends on if your plan is setup to allow it. Go to "Settings" and then "Internet SHaring" when you get your phone.
    05-16-2013 12:43 PM
  4. phing77's Avatar
    Windows phone 8 has the functionality built in, you don't need an app.
    Internet Sharing in setting menu ;)
    05-16-2013 12:44 PM
  5. kelton's Avatar
    oh man... without even asking, I would be stunned to learn that Verizon allows tethering!

    So, perhaps the answer is "no" then?... or is there a aftermarket app that can make it happen (as with Android)?
    05-16-2013 01:24 PM
  6. willied's Avatar
    oh man... without even asking, I would be stunned to learn that Verizon allows tethering!

    So, perhaps the answer is "no" then?... or is there a aftermarket app that can make it happen (as with Android)?
    Huh? Verizon allows tethering with the share plan.
    05-16-2013 01:35 PM
  7. kelton's Avatar
    I'll have to determine if I have the share plan or not.... there are three phones on my account, so I'll have to check. I'm not totally aware of the various plans.
    (I'll also need to check that, if they do allow tethering, that they don't take me off of my unlimited data.)
    05-16-2013 01:40 PM
  8. foxbat121's Avatar
    If you pay full retail price for your 928, you get to keep your unlimited plan which is not a shared plan and don't allow tethering. If you pay subsidized price for your 928, there is no way they will let you keep the unlimited data.
    05-16-2013 02:47 PM
  9. HOTDAWG's Avatar
    LOL I spent a whole evening looking for that stupid hotspot app! They've made it so simple it went right past me.
    Seriously, though, I hadn't read anything about that. If you're not used to WP it's really easy to miss. They could have pointed that out to me at the shop!
    05-18-2013 02:57 PM

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