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Best Devices for Tethering

By Debjit on June 1st, 2012 

The Internet is becoming more of a mobile product than ever, but many of the solutions for on-the-go Internet access are cumbersome. Home Wi-Fi networks don't offer mobility. Products such as dedicated 3G or 4G hotspots are a decent solution, but they require you to carry around an extra device.

Because of this, tethering stands as the best method for mobile access. This is convenient because the setup costs are minimal and you don't have to carry an extra device. If you're considering tethering as an Internet solution, here are the top 3 devices you should consider.

DROID RAZR Maxx by Motorola

The DROID RAZR MAXX is the best option for tethering on any carrier. It has access to Verizon's 4G LTE network, which is always growing. In areas where there is no 4G access, Verizon has terrific 3G coverage. You'll have a hard time finding an area where you don't have data service. The extended battery in the RAZR MAXX also means that you can tether for much longer with it than with other devices.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket

Suppose you're stuck on another network and can't use the RAZR MAXX. If you're on AT&T, the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket is the best solution for tethering. It has access to the company's expanding 4G LTE network, and AT&T's 3G network is extremely fast. In many areas, it provides speeds border on 4G speeds. On top of this, you get one of the most well-reviewed smartphones in the last year. What's not to like?


Sprint users might bemoan the fact that there aren't any LTE devices available to them. This changes on May 23rd, when HTC is set to release the Evo 4G LTE. Although Sprint's 4G network is still very much a work in progress, this device will let you tether at 4G speeds wherever they're available. In addition to this, the Evo 4G LTE has some of the latest specs. It's a derivative of the HTC One series of phones, so it should last you the length of your two-year contract and into the future.

Nearly any modern smartphone can tether with ease. Finding a device that is on the cutting edge and also provides the best speeds can be somewhat of a challenge, though. Any of the devices listed here will let you get the most out of your tethering options, whether you're checking out options on or simply checking email.

This is a Guest Post written by Samantha Peters, who frequently blogs at The Tech Update and enjoys writing about the best devices for tethering mobile internet.


Best Devices for Tethering was originally published on on June 1, 2012 - 1:27 am (Indian Standard Time)