Tether for the Android 1.5 and Up; Download to Avail of a One-week Trial Period Offer

Written By Sam on 13 November 2010

Like the name suggests, tethering is the process of using a mobile device as an internet gateway for other devices. This may be done through a USB cable, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. It uses mobile software depending on the type of operating system the mobile is running on.

An application that performs this function, predictably named Tether, has now been launched for Android phone. It has been serving BlackBerry as a tethering device. Tether will enable Android phone users to connect with their computers via a USB cable. It works on devices running on the Android 1.5 operating system and above. Currently, Google provides a built-in free tethering application to Android 2.2 only.

Tether is being offered at a price of $24.99, which works out to be pretty cheap against American network providers like AT&T who offer a tethering service to the iPhone for $25 a month. Most carriers block tethering services to users and then charge high fees to activate the same.

So, a one-time payment of $24.99 to get a tool that is not at the mercy of network providers makes a lot of sense against paying the same on a monthly basis. Tether does not face the threat of being disabled by a network carrier as does Google’s native tethering application.

For interested users, there is a one-week trial period being offered for the application and it may be downloaded here. However, don’t panic when you see a $49.99 price tag on the website. This is the price for the BlackBerry version which provides tethering via a Wi-Fi option as well. When you add the application to your purchase cart, the correct price of $24.99 will be indicated.

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