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Mobile Hotspot App appears for Sprint and AT&T Pre users, but doesn't work [Update: It's been removed]

by Robert Werlinger Mon, 17 May 2010 6:03 pm EDT

The Palm mobile hotspot app has mysteriously appeared in the App Catalog for Sprint and AT&T Pre users, and guessing by the universal experience of "install failed" error messages folks get when they attempt to download the program combined with the lack of any tethering packages for the Pre through either carrier, this is likely nothing more than a mistake on Palm's part.  Since all of the reviews are in German, this is probably the mobile hotspot app destined for O2 Germany that somehow got published in the wrong catalog(s).

However, by employing the workaround that enabled users to download apps during the App Catalog's most recent outage (turning network time off and rolling the month back to April), users are reporting that they're actually able to install the app and launch it.  Once installed, however, users are greeted with a message stating that their carrier doesn't support data sharing, and the application fails to allow connected devices to access the internet. 

Folks interested in downloading this should be aware that using this or any tethering app without the proper tethering plan violates carrier policy, and by using it, you may very well incur their wrath (or: proceed at your own risk using this as a starting point for tethering).

Update: The hotspot app has been removed from the Catalogs it doesn't belong in.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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