Mobile carriers tend to have the habit of blocking third party tethering apps on their devices, as they want you to use their own tethering app, which usually comes with some sort of extra fee for the data.
Now it would appear that the carriers may have to re-think their strategy on this as the FCC has fined Verizon Wireless $1.25 million for blocking their customers from using third party tethering apps.
The fine comes after a number of Verizon customers complained to the FCC, and we wonder if other carriers who do a similar fine will face further fines in the future.
The companies need to re-think their strategy with regards to tethering, and should not charge customers for something which could be part of their existing data allowance.
Source Android Community