T-Mobile G2 Lacks Tethering on Launch

T-Mobile has confirmed that tethering on the G2 will not be available in the beginning. T-Mobile also says that they are aware that users want tethering and the company is working on a solution to provide/support users at a later date.

“T-Mobile does not currently support handset tethering or offer a tethering rate plan. Though tethering and Wi-Fi sharing will not be initially supported on the T-Mobile G2, we know that consumers are interested in these features and we are working to develop a solution to support them in the future.”

The interesting thing here is that Android 2.2 does support tethering by default, so it appears that T-Mobile have removed the option here manually.

To get tethering it looks like you’ll need to wait for someone to get root on the device so you can do it the unofficial way.

As for a time frame when tethering will actually happen, we have no idea and it might not even be in the life span of the G2.

Via: Tmonews


  1. What’ with these carriers that they can’t help themselves but feature limit and micro manage. Why not leave things along? Don’t the idiots making the statistically based decision making know that the aggregate data sets that are considered the holly grail are not the way to get loyal customers? Take the latest gen phone, running froyo and start picking it apart so that the new ‘norms’ that users are coming to expect are not available and may never be available. This is why there are expensive termination contracts because the idiots who make these decisions know that you’re likely to walk away when you see the poor decision making behind the scenes. Sad.

  2. If tethering is not possible on this phone (un-rooted) then T-Mobile has lost at least one sale.

    Now, back to the phone search when I thought I had found a solution.

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