In today’s world mobile phones is becoming more than just a phone. Back in the years mobile phones was just a device use for making calls and sending text messages, after which, more functionalities were added – giving us the ability to connect to the internet and install applications. Now it more than what we bargained for, its not just called a mobile phone but a smart phone. This means more functionalities, which includes sharing of data (tethering).
With the tethering technology you can easily share your phone internet with your laptop and other devices. All you need to do is to switch on your smart phone tethering and use the other device to search for it via a WiFi network, once spotted – enter the password which you created on your smart phone and connect. Its good bye to modems. It’s as easy as that, isn’t technology amazing!
But before tethering your phone with your laptop or any other device there are 3 things you must consider and they are listed below.
Things to consider before tethering your phone with your laptop
1) The data bundle you are subscribed to
One of the things you should consider before tethering your smart phone with your laptop is the Internet plan you subscribed to – if it will be suitable to share with your laptop. People make the mistake of thinking that if they can not exhaust their monthly data bundle on their mobile phone they will also not exhaust it on their laptop. The truth is that computers data consumption is much different from that of a mobile phones, while a 2GB monthly mobile Internet bundle might last a complete month on mobile phone, you might exhaust it in a day or two on your laptop. The only way to enjoy tethering your mobile phone with your laptop for a long while is if you subscribed for an unlimited internet bundle.
2) Know the ability of your mobile device
Also you need to know the ability of your mobile phone when it comes to tethering your mobile phone with your laptop. So many people think that tethering any mobile phone will automatically provide them with high internet speed, this is not true. When using the Internet there are systems and protocols which influences the internet speed you get to a great extent. If your mobile phone does not support 3G Internet or higher then you should not expect to get broadband speeds if you decide to tether it with your laptop.
3) The Solidity of your mobile device
The last thing to consider before tethering a smart phone with a PC is how solid your smart phone is. Tethering mobile phones with computer or laptop is battery consuming, as a result – most mobile phones battery run down quickly when tethered with a computer. If your mobile phone battery only last for an hour if you tether it with your laptop it may last just 30 minutes or less. Else you plug your phone in power while tethering, if not you phone battery may run down even before your laptop battery does. Although some phones are exceptional.
If there is any other thing you think we should consider before tethering our phone with other gadget – please let us know via your comments.