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    What does Tethering mean?



    What does it mean?

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    Re: What does Tethering mean?

    Here you go

    The first definition of tethering refers to using a cell phone as a modem for your laptop or PDA. Creating a connection either with cables or wirelessly "tethers" your cell phone to your other mobile device. When reading User Agreements for cell phone service providers make sure to pay attention if the Agreement prohibits the use of "tethering your cell phone" or using your cell phone in a "tethered capacity". If you do not have a cell phone service package that allows you to use your cell phone as a modem you could be in violation of your User Agreement and lose your service. You may also find that you have incredibly high bills for your connection time.

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    Re: What does Tethering mean?

    pretty much in a nut shell is that your using your phones data plan as modem for your laptop via USB cable.

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    Re: What does Tethering mean?

    Hopes this helps..... I found it on About.com




    In relation to cell phone use, tethering has two definitions and both can apply to mobile professionals' use of their cell phone.
    1. The first definition of tethering refers to using a cell phone as a modem for your laptop or PDA. Creating a connection either with cables or wirelessly "tethers" your cell phone to your other mobile device.
      When reading User Agreements for cell phone service providers make sure to pay attention if the Agreement prohibits the use of "tethering your cell phone" or using your cell phone in a "tethered capacity". If you do not have a cell phone service package that allows you to use your cell phone as a modem you could be in violation of your User Agreement and lose your service. You may also find that you have incredibly high bills for your connection time.
    2. The second definition of tethering for cell phones refers to using a safety strap or lanyard to keep your cell phone securely connected to you or your laptop case.
      Safety tethers can be made from a variety of materials and many have retractable cords which means you don't have to disconnect the cell phone from the tether in order to use it. For those who like to keep their cell phone handy but worry that a belt clip or pouch is not going to be secure enough, a cell phone tether is a wise solution

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    lol thanks beeshabo looks like you beat me to it!! lol
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    Re: What does Tethering mean?

    hahaha.....Supamansimon!!

    ME TOO......

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    Re: What does Tethering mean?

    Still confused.

    I have Verizon and was told by the rep that I have to pay an additional $20 for unlimited internet and email usage. I agreed to it, and I used my internet everyday via my phone. Does this mean it's tethering?

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    Re: What does Tethering mean?

    No......

    What I "think" it means.....(someone correct me if I'm wrong), is connecting your cell phone to you PC via Tether to use the internet connection off your phone to view on your PC

    And like I said...I THINK (I may be wrong, kinda sounds wrong to be honest)

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    Re: What does Tethering mean?

    Go this from Wiki....

    Tethering turns you phone into a MODEM

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    Re: What does Tethering mean?

    Yeah if your using your phone as a tethered modem that means your using your phone as a modem to connect to the internet on your pc. Your not tethering unless your usb plug is connected to the pc and your on the internet~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: What does Tethering mean?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~there you go! I was close

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