What Is Tethering?
“Tethering" is the term given to the process of setting up your mobile device as a modem. The principle is simple – if you have no wireless access in the café or hotel that you’re currently in, simply set up your notebook, plug in your phone and within minutes you should be enjoying trouble-free Internet.
As we’ve seen already, however, this depends on which mobile platform you use, and which network you’re connected to. Some networks restrict this use, or charge extra for it, whereas others are completely happy for users to take advantage of mobile Internet in this way.
As wireless networking is becoming more and more popular in hotels and city centers, however, there is somewhat less of a requirement for tethering than there perhaps was a few years ago.
There are different ways of tethering Windows Phone 7 handsets, depending entirely on who the manufacturer of the device is. The easiest solution available is for users of Samsung handsets – rather than requiring the handset to be unlocked, Samsung included the function via a hidden menu!