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by Mobile Stream
Rated: All Ages

Price: $9.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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  • Open network sockets
  • Discover and pair bluetooth devices
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.1.15
  • - added Android 6.0 support
  • - added a new Resolver option to work-around DNS block by some carriers and to improve VPN compatibility
  • - added a new Alternate UUID option to work-around Bluetooth port block by some carriers
  • - improved performance in 64-bit mode
  • - improved USB and Bluetooth setup wizards

Product Details

Product Features

  • Supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.10 (down to 10.4), Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora etc), *BSD systems, OpenWRT-based routers
  • Implements its own tethering mechanism from scratch, does not depend on any carrier's features
  • Supports you with free lifetime upgrades

Product Description
Detailed instructions with every step

EasyTether shares your Android smartphone connection with your PC. This handy app from Mobile Stream allows you to tether your Android to a desktop or notebook computer. EasyTether uses exactly the same data plan that you already use for your on-phone internet access, and your USB connection ensures a fast transfer speed. Access your built-in browser, e-mail, and YouTube applications with no additional tethering or broadband fees.

Compatible Across Platforms

EasyTether works with all carriers including Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. This app supports Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu operating systems. While you're tethering your Android phone to your PC, you will also appreciate the tethering capabilities for your PS3, XBox 360, or Wii via Windows Internet Connection Sharing. The app's UDP support for games extends to L2TP VPN and some IM apps, as well.

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Easy Setup Process

Unlike other apps that touch your phone at the system level, EasyTether does not require rooting, which is great news for AT&T customers as well as everyone else, since you save the time, extra downloading, and complications associated with rooting a phone. This app only uses official, certified APIs to protect your phone's security. Just follow the on-screen instructions, make sure your computer has your phone's latest driver, and if you have any questions, one click sends you through to your answers in the developer's detailed FAQ.

Smart Connection Solution

Whether an emergency requires immediate internet access or data transfer, you don't have access to a strong WiFi connection, or you simply want to avoid the high cost of wireless broadband, using your 3G or 4G coverage by tethering your phone saves you time and frustration. When you use hotel WiFi services, your internet connection often slows to a crawl, and simple transfers that should require mere seconds may take several minutes.

One license is tied to one phone, so you may install the computer-side software on as many computer systems as you need. The easiest way to setup another computer for EasyTether is to re-run the setup wizard in the smartphone-side application. EasyTether frees your netbook, laptop, or desktop computer while you wait at the airport or take a road trip, and it may save you between $30 and $70 per month in broadband charges wherever you need to access an internet connection.

Product Reviews

"EasyTether Pro takes your hand and walks you gently into Tetherland. You'll be tethering with this app for years to come, as long as your carrier still offers unlimited data.While the setup prcoess may be a bit tricky for the least tech savvy, most users will be up and tethering in no time. Tether on my friends. 9.5/10" - Ben Freed, App Rundown

"While EasyTether involves a bit more work than rooted tether apps, it is a nice solution for people that can't or don't want to root their phones." - Ed Clark, Androinica

"Overall, EasyTether is a great app to have. It is very useful and since it is USB enabled it will not drain your battery. The speed is excellent even though it is coming from a smartphone. I suggest that you go Pro for $9.99 just because it will allow you to access websites that you will probably need to access anyway (HTTPS)." - The Good Find

Technical Details

Size: 164.2KB
Version: 1.1.15
Developed By: Mobile Stream ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • Discover and pair bluetooth devices
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
  • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
Minimum Operating System: Android 1.5
Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

281 of 306 people found the following review helpful By Stimpy on July 17, 2011
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Not long ago I downloaded the free version of EasyTether and took it for a test drive. Simply put, this app is excellent. It's simple to install and simple to use. Adding the EasyTether driver to your PC is equally simple. Three minutes after I installed this app I was up and running. I'm using this app as my notebook's internet connection to submit this review. I found this app at half price on the Amazon App Store today so I went ahead and paid for the full version (which allows access to the whole internet, including 'https://' secure URLs).

As a utility app like this should, it stays unobtrusively in the background. To use, simply plug your phone into a USB port on your notebook or PC, start the EasyTether app, select 'USB - Enable to allow USB tethering', and then start the PC-side driver program (I keep that program in my system tray for easy, instant access. I right click on the tray icon, select "Connect via Droid X", and off I go!).

The one area people may have a problem with is speed. I normally use RoadRunner broadband with between 7 and 10 Mbps throughput, with bursts up to 20 Mbps. Using to test connection speed with EasyTether, I find that throughput speeds are very slow in comparison - averaging .46 Mbps download and .38 Mbps upload speeds over the course of three tests. (Droid X uses 3G; 4G speeds will probably be considerably faster - also, 3G signal where I live is not full-strength). In other words, at least for me, speed is about 20 times less than my wired broadband connection. When you watch Youtube videos or other high-bandwidth type streaming media, unless you put the media on "pause" until it's fully loaded, it is a bit herky-jerky as playback is paused while more video data is buffered.
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220 of 262 people found the following review helpful By Russ B on March 22, 2011
I've been using EasyTether for over a year now. Even after 2.1 come out which allowed you to tether, because with Verizon you have pay a monthly fee to use the built in tethering.

For those who say you're stupid to use this because you can just root your phone... that might be fine for you, but some of us don't want to recommend to a family\friend who might not be that tech savvy that they root their phone simply to be able to tether. To me, $10 is worth the hassle to NOT have to root your phone.
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66 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Lewis A Edge Jr TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 3, 2011
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My Droid X phone has an "unlimited" Verizon Wireless data plan, but using the phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot requires a separate data plan that would cost me at least $30/per month more and has caps on usage. This app allows me to use my phone's existing unlimited wireless data plan with my notebook computer by simply connecting the two together with a USB cable. While there may be so-called "free" solutions for those who are willing to risk Rooting (hacking) their phones, I found this solution to be simple, cost-effective and far less risky.

Like me, my wife often finds herself needing an Internet connection while traveling. Many airports, hotels and other public places charge significant amounts for such connections and there is always a risk of being tricked and hacked by a fake hotspot. When she saw how well this application worked on my Droid X phone, she asked me to help her purchase and install this app on her Droid 2 phone, so she could use it to connect her 64-bit Windows 7 notebook computer to the Internet. Now we're a "two-app EasyTether" family. Recently she replaced her Droid 2 with a Droid 4. EasyTether easily installed on her new 4G phone and provides an even faster connection.

In order to download and install the small driver for this app on your computer, you'll need an existing Internet connection. Or you can download the driver to your phone and install it on your computer via a USB cable. There are driver versions for Windows XP, Windows 7 (32 & 64), Macintosh and Linux Ubuntu. I successfully installed and tested the two Windows versions with five different Verizon Droid phones.

Your connection speed will, of course, be dependent upon the quality of your wireless phone signal.
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52 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Matt Freitas on March 22, 2011
This is a simple and easy way to tether your phone. Simply amazing. Follow the provided instructions and install a small bit of software on your computer and your online in seconds. No carrier fees, and it works just as well.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R & the triplet's Grandma on June 6, 2011
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I have the Verizon Samsung Charge - one of the G4 phones. It can act as an access point for multiple devices via bluetooth, BUT there is a monthly fee, currently $20/month.

This app allows you to connect one device (in my case a laptop) to the internet for free.

You have to tether your phone to the device using a usb cord. The phone does stay charged while you are using it.

The phone has to be disconnected just right or else I get a blank screen the next time I try to start-up my laptop (a Samsung i7) from hibernation.

After having to start-up my laptop using function f8 several times, I think I have found the correct combination to do.

1. Turn off the app on the laptop
2. Turn off the app on the phone
3. Use the Safely remove hardware and turn off the phone.
4. Then unplug the phone from the laptop.

I also set the app on the laptop so that it does NOT automatically search for the phone connection.

Now I am not receiving the blank screen on my laptop (and having to check the integrity of my drives, etc).

Using the app is a little slower than a good wireless connection and I have some trouble if more than one window is open. But, it works!

Just moved and don't have internet connection yet (Can't believe the time and frustration level in dealing with internet and cable TV providers. They all seem to think one has an internet connection and should use it for contacting them!). This app has really been helpful to me!!
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