Mon 22 Feb, 2010 08:41 am
Whatever smartphone upon which I eventually decide, it has to allow me to access the Internet from other devices.
Can the Droid do that?
Here you go:
I don't have any experience with these options except PDA Net which I used to use to tether Windows Mobile phones and which has a long pedigree when it comes to tethering. And as far as I know, Verizon also offers a tethering option for another $30/month.
So there certainly is a way to do it on the android platform but I'd look into what Verizon might be doing to try to collect on their tethering fee and prevent you from using your own options.
I use PDANet and it works brilliantly. It is FREE in the Android Market. The paid version allows secure HTTPS: sites like online banking and stuff... the Droid CAN do wireless wifi tethering but it's very tricky and requires hacking and rooting. PDANet is a simple download on both the phone and the PC or laptop. It disguises your PC data packets as 3G phone data. I wouldn't overuse it or Verizon might start sniffing around but it works great.
Good to know, I downloaded the app awhile ago, but I haven't had the need to use it yet. Glad to know it works.