by Joe Levi | January 20, 2014 7:25 AM
I've been a T-Mobile customer for well over a decade. Since I picked up my T-Mobile G1 (way back in the day) I've been a happy user of both the carrier and Android as a platform. As time progressed I loved the ability to tether other devices to my smartphone and use some of my 5GB of data on a tablet or laptop. I was never a heavy user of tethered data, and only used it when WiFi wasn't an option. Then T-Mobile tried to tell everyone that "tethered data" was somehow different from "device data" and phones bearing the T-Mobile brand forced users to purchase a separate tethering plan. ...
by Joe Levi | July 31, 2012 8:13 AM
Have you ever noticed that your Internet connection isn't as stable when you're tethered to your smartphone as it is when you're connected to a WAP or router connected to a cable? Why is that? In this episode of the Android Guy Weekly we'll cover: How cell towers keep you connected to one tower even though you may be within reach of another tower (and why that's not necessarily a bad thing) How this is especially troublesome while you're moving (like on a train or a bus) One way wireless providers could mitigate the whole "moving" problem (and why it will take a long time to implement) ...
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