T-Mobile G1 tethering not looking good, my friends

bb-170largeBad news, you guys. Looks like after Google pulled all tethering apps from the Android Market, it had a change of heart and re-published them all. Problem is, the new terms of the tethering apps stipulate that they’ll only work for “all Android Market users outside the T-Mobile US network.”

That quote was part of a message sent to the developer behind an application called WiFi Tether for Root Users, a very excellent program that basically turns your G1 into a wireless 3G hotspot.

This doesn’t mean that there won’t be a myriad of hacks and workarounds that allow you to tether your G1 on T-Mobile’s network, it just means that T-Mobile won’t ever be okay with it. Perhaps T-Mo will develop its own tethering app, but you can bet it’ll cost a pretty penny per month on top of what you’re already paying.

[via Android Community]