So, the T-Mobile G2 won’t support tethering at launch you say? Even though that is an core feature embedded in Froyo? Looks like it. Supposedly, T-Mobile isn’t interested in having its lines blasted open by T-Mobile G2 users streaming Internet access to their laptops, reading the New York Times on Android and downloading Angry Birds and whatever app they please at the same time.
According to a official response to TmoNews:
“T-Mobile does not currently support handset tethering or offer a tethering rate plan. Though tethering and Wi-Fi sharing will not be initially supported on the T-Mobile G2, we know that consumers are interested in these features and we are working to develop a solution to support them in the future.”
A solution of which obviously includes extra pricing on top of a data plan that should already cover your tethering consumption. When will the carriers ever learn? Of course, that won’t take away from the awesome that is the T-Mobile G2, but that does come as a form of surprise (to put it lightly).