How to Tether a GoPhone


AT&T GoPhones are prepaid devices that operate on the AT&T mobile network. Certain GoPhones have the ability to be tethered to your computer as an Internet modem. This connection is established using the USB connection between your phone and your computer. Prior to connecting to the phone as modem feature you must have a subscription to AT&T's data plans. Using your phone as a modem must be handled with care as the data plans only cover a limited amount of usage and any excess overages will be added to your prepaid account.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable for your device

LG Phone

  • Press the "Menu" key on your phone.

  • Press "Settings," "Wireless & networks," "Tethering & portable hotspot," and then "USB tethering."

  • Connect your USB cable to your phone and an open USB slot on your computer. You will now be able to connect to the Internet using your phone as a modem.

Sony Phone

  • Navigate to the Sony Ericsson website and click "Support," "Downloads," "Sony PC Suite" and download the Sony PC Suite software to your computer.

  • Connect your USB cable to your phone and to an open USB slot on your computer. Press "Phone mode" on your phone and allow the drivers for your phone to download to your computer. This process completes automatically.

  • Open the Sony Ericsson PC Suite software and click "Tools," "Internet connection," "Manage your connections," "Add new connection." Complete the setup wizard to connect to the Internet.

  • Click "Connect" in the Sony PC Suite window to connect to your phone as modem.

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