Sprint Confirms That They Are Banning Tethering Next Year

By Amit Chowdhry ● November 3, 2009

Recently without notice Sprint decided to block tethering for smartphones on their network out of the blue. And Sprint customers are furious about the changes. I read comments that some people may quit the service just because of the change.

It doesn’t matter if you are on the “Everything” plan or not, tethering will no longer work for you starting in 2010.

The changes were confirmed by Sprint executive David Owens. During a virtual chat on the Sprint website, Owens also revealed that Google Android OS updates will be added to the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment.

The price of Android phones will decrease “as we see volume across the industry” according to Owens.