Raspberry Pi tethering to an Android phone.
Raspberry Pi tethering to an Android phone.

Dec 5th, 2020: See the footnote at the bottom of the page. You may not really need EasyTether.

I recently built a simple cellular router/interface which provides a portable internet connection by tethering to either an Android or iOS phone. Of course most phones can act as a hotspot but this has several advantages over the default hotspot application.

  • For Android phones, all data is considered as device data. To the carrier, it looks like you’re using an app directly on the phone, not using the phone as a hotspot. Many phone plans have generous or “unlimited” device data but quite limited hotspot data. …

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