Some wireless carriers in the US charge customers $15 or more per month for the ability to share a smartphone’s internet connection with a computer. In other words, if you pay for 5GB of data per month, you still have to pay another $15 per month if you want to use your phone as a modem to get your laptop online — without getting any extra data.
Over the last year or two we’ve seen a number of developers attempt to create apps that let you tether your phone to a PC without paying that extra fee. Now the developer of the popular ClockworkMod recovery tool for Android devices is working on a tethering app.
ClockworkMod Tether is available as a free alpha. It work with Windows, Mac, and Linux and doesn’t require a rooted Android phone. What it does require is that you install and run an app on your computer. Once you’ve done that you should be able to connect your phone to your PC with a USB cable to share your internet connection. Bluetooth support is in the works.
Right now ClockworkMod Tether is still in the early development stages and the alpha is set to expire soon — but the developer plans to offer a new version before the expiration date.