Is it possible?
You might be asking this because you don’t know if Straight Talk allows this. I don’t know if they do or not but I’ve been using my HTC inspire to tether to my Laptop without much problems but then again, I’ve had to root my device. Is it possible to do this to all Straight Talk Android Phones for instance:
To be truthful these are the only two that I could find out when you need to use Straight Talk as your carrier but I am sure there are going to be more ways to root your device for using the Tethering option.
Will I get In trouble?
I don’t know about you but I am have had several calls in the past about to much data usage but I have not been terminated by them. I am not sure if they are just trying to scare people or are just warning people. I do know that I’ve been using tethering when I’m at a class and don’t have any wifi available. That is kind of the reason why I haven’t been posting as much because I am hard at work trying to accomplish keeping my grades up.
I would like to warn people that they could very well disable your account if they find you are constantly teethering, so only use when you need. If you are like me and you need it while going to class or something like that, they might not know but don’t constantly try to stream your Amazon [Affiliate link] or Netflix accounts to your laptop, that might be a red flag with them.
How do I teether?
After you’ve Rooted your device, like me using my HTC Inspire that I’ve rooted so I could unlock it and use it with Straight talk. You will need to use one of these many apps to teether:
- WiFi Tether for Root Users — This is what I’m using and it works really well with my current setup. I can use the wifi on the HTC to make a connection with my laptop and have had no problems with tethering with this app.
- 1-Click WiFi Tether No Root — It says no rooting needs to be done but I didn’t even try this because the first one that I did work well. So I am guessing you will probably be ok with this one. Let me know if this works or not!
- Barnacle Wifi Tether — I don’t know if you need to be Rooted or not but you can try this before you root your device to see if it works.
- Wireless Tether for Root Users — It looks like you will need to be rooted user like me so, you have a good chance of succeeding with this one also if your rooted. I don’t think you can use this without being rooted but you could try!
These are just a few that I found that look promising but the one that does work on my HTC Inspire is the Wifi Tether for Rooted Users and It works flawlessly while I am in my class doing class work that is to be done. I will remind users that you use this information at your own risk. I can’t be held responsible if Straight Talk starts to terminate accounts for tethering. Only time will tell if they will keep allowing this in the future.