Monday, April 26, 2010

Sprint Removes Phone As Modem/Tethering for Individuals

Sprint no longer allows non-business customers to use the tethering feature

This weekend, a Sprint Blackberry 8330 user posted an unfortunate experience to the EVDO Forums. The user explained that Sprint had removed the tethering (aka "phone as modem") feature from his Blackberry without notice, and upon calling Sprint, he was told that he could not reactivate the feature as it was now only available to corporate-liable customers (accounts set up under a federal tax ID).

After doing some research, EVDOinfo has confirmed that this is indeed true. As of 4/10/2010, Sprint no longer allows "individual-liable" consumer accounts (any account set up under a social security number) to add the tethering feature to their phone.