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How to Turn Your Phone Into a Hand-Held Hotspot

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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

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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

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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
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