Tech

How to Turn Your Phone Into a Hand-Held Hotspot

Hand_held_hotspot_bberry_blog.jpg
BlackBerry
Install the application Tether, which uses your phone's existing data plan to get your PC online.
• Click on the app
• Choose either USB or Bluetooth connection
$50; tether.com

Droid_Samsung_Blog.jpg
Motorola Droid X and Samsung Fascinate
With the new Froyo software, you can not only tether but create a hotspot that connects up to five devices.
• Go to Applications
• Choose 3G Hotspot and follow prompts
$20 a month for 2 GB of data; verizonwireless.com

Hand_held_hotspot_iphone_blog.jpg
iPhone
Any model beyond the first generation can tether via USB and Bluetooth.
• Go to Settings
• Select General
• Select Network
• Click Internet Tethering
$20 a month for 2 GB of data; wireless.att.com

Courtesy of verizonwireless.com,motorola.com, wireless.att.com, xcomglobal.com, virginmobileusa.com, autonetmobile.com, clear.com
Details Newsletters
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, and Privacy Policy.
Subscribe to Details
Newsletter Sign Up
  • Get the latest in men's style, grooming, diet, fitness and pop-culture trends every Wednesday. See Sample
  • Get the most popular articles, blog posts, and slideshows of the past week every Saturday. See Sample
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, and Privacy Policy.
AROUND THE WEB
Powered By ZergNet
Subscribe to Details

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest in men's style, grooming, health, and pop-culture news every day.
Will be in accordance with our Privacy Policy