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    Sprint to OFFICIALLY block tethering in 2010!


    Effective in 2010 (a little less than two months to you and me) Sprint has announced they will officially block tethering on all smartphone devices. For those of you unsure what tethering is, it's a way to connect your laptop to the internet by routing the connection through your cell phone. This surprise announcement from Sprint is not winning many friends, and certainly not helping to increase their chances of retaining customers. This change has been confirmed by Sprint executive David Owens.

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    Another fantastic move by Sprint.

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    Yeah! I thought so too. I have no idea what percentage of their customers are smartphone users/"tetherers" (that's my new word of the day!) but this has to be incredibly frustrating. ESPECIALLY is you just recently purchased and upgraded with a new two year contract.



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    I sure hope this don't spread like wild fire to the rest of them. :aargh4:

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    Somehow this seems about right for Sprint. Never did care for their customers!



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    Wow not a good move on the customer relations front that is for sure.

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    Well, they'll never stop tethering as there are such products as Shark Modem, PDANet, etc. I see a loss of revenue and an increase in workarounds. Not the best idea Sprint....

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    Having worked in Advanced Tech SUpport and now a in store tech for Sprint............Alot of my customers talk about using the phones as modems. I definitely dont agree with taking tethering away. Alot of people use that feature. Its going to be a fun January thats for sure

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