Can I pick up any android phone and connect it to my ubuntu laptop via a usb cable and tether to the internet using the data allowance on my phone contract? I already know that my contract allows tethering at no additional charge.

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All android devices tether, its only the provider that block's it .It'd probably work Plug-n-play, it will display as a mobile internet connection on network manager

  • Just tried out my wife's htc wildfire and it worked plug and play. I was pleasantly surprised!!! Sep 17, 2011 at 18:20
  • Good to know!..
    – Amith KK
    Sep 18, 2011 at 3:18

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