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We Help Listener Mason With A Tethering Question

Mason in Shelby, North Carolina wants to know how he can share his phone's connection

Tethering on Android

Mason asked: I’m looking to see if there’s a possible way to tether a phone to a laptop so it becomes like a mobile hotspot.


You typically skip the laptop altogether when you want to use a phone as a hotspot. Just about every modern smartphone can share its connection (assuming the carrier allows it).

The setting on the phone will differ, but it’s usually just called “tethering” or “personal hotspot” and depending on the phone it may allow just a few devices to connect – think 4 or 5 – or considerably more – think 8 or 10.

Keep in mind that the data you use while tethered will typically count against your data plan, against a tethering only pool, or against your bank account, so do find out what your plan does or does not include.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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