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Sprint makes it clear: Internet tethering will never be allowed on Everything plans

October 30, 2009 | by Robert Nelson

Carriers, Sprint

Sprint makes it clear: Internet tethering will never be allowed on Everything plans

Sure, there are apps available for Android that will allow you to share your phones Internet connection with other devices such as your netbook or notebook, one that comes to mind is PdaNet.

That said, those of you, like myself who are using a Hero on the Sprint network will never be officially allowed to tether — despite having an Everything plan. This news comes courtesy of Sprint executive David Owens who was quoted as stating;

“No tethering for phones that require Everything plans (such as all smartphones) from here on out.”

This quote came by way of a virtual chat that was recently offered on the Sprint website. Nothing really to say here, other than it looks like Sprint would rather you pick up a second device and second plan in the form of a 3G modem (such as the MiFi).

Of course, there was also a mention that Sprint was “considering an Android phone with a built-in MiFi-type router.”

[via GearLog]