Verizon Droid Tethering, PDAnet, What Android Tethering Solution Works?

It is always nice to know that I’m not the only one with mobile phone tethering on my mind. Here’s ZDNet’s Larry Dignan’s take on Verizon’s current situation…

Verizon, Android and the tethering conundrum

In my own commentary on the topic…

Google Nexus One Hits, Misses – And, Yes, I Ordered an Unlocked Model 🙂

…blog reader Justa_Notherguy pointed out that…

PDAnet for Android

…can provide the ability to tether an Android phone to either a Windows PC or Mac. PDAnet costs $29. However, a free version is available that limits you to non-secure sites (http but not https). $29 is a small price to pay to gain the ability to tether. However, further down the ZDNet article, you’ll find that Larry notes: n addition, Sam’s test—he’s playing with both a Droid and a Nexus One—proved that applications such as PDAnet, an application that allows for tethering, were unreliable.

I’ve downloaded but not test PDAnet (the free version) myself. So, I don’t know what “unrealiable” means during tethering. I’ll try to carve out some time this week to do a bit of testing. I’ll be out of the office for two days this week. So, this will be a good real world test situation for me.