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Tether Alternatives

Tether is described as 'application that allows you to access the Internet on your laptop anywhere there is cellular coverage through your smartphone's data plan. No more WiFi hotspots, extra data plans or costly Air Cards! One license (29.95 $) is valid for tethering with multiple PCs' and is an app. There are seven alternatives to Tether for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Mac, Windows and Blackberry. The best alternative is PdaNet, which is free. Other great apps like Tether are MyWi, EasyTether, Wireless Tether for Root Users and TetherMe.

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  1. PdaNet icon

    PdaNet

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Blackberry
    • Cydia

    PdaNet turns your smartphone into a true WiFi router for your computer (MAC or PC), and allows your laptop to go online wirelessly through the 3G network.

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    MyWi

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Create a WiFi hotspot with a press of a finger! Wherever you are - you can connect your laptop or other mobile device to the 3G connection of your jailbroken iPhone or iPad. You may also share your 3G connection via USB cable or Bluetooth.

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  3. EasyTether icon

    EasyTether

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Blackberry 10
    • Kindle Fire

    Carrier-independent tethering for Android and BlackBerry smartphones. EasyTether supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux computers and Android tablets. Works over USB and Bluetooth.

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  4. Wireless Tether for Root Users icon

    Wireless Tether for Root Users

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    This program enables tethering (via wifi and bluetooth) for "rooted" Android phones. With Wireless Tether, your laptops and other devices can connect to your phone's 3G or 2G connection over WiFi.

    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use Wireless Tether for Root Users, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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    TetherMe

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    TetherMe enables the native tethering feature on all jailbroken iPhones and 3G iPads, so that you can tether your 3G connection for free. It works by telling the iPhone to allow tethering on any APN that is used for iPhone data.

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    Hotspotio

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Android

    Hotspotio is a slick Android application that allows you to share and connect to WIFI connections with your Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin connections in return for favors.

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    Discontinued

    Discontinued. Website and Facebook pages are completely dead.

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    iPhoneModem

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone

    iPhoneModem enables you to share the Internet connection of your iPhone with your Mac or PC. It's a small and simple application that anyone can use in a few seconds.

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