By Chris Scott Barr
If you have a phone with an unlimited data plan, it can be frustrating when the carrier won’t allow you to use your phone as a modem. After all, if you’re paying for unlimited data, why shouldn’t you be able to use it as you please? One company has designed a very special USB cable that claims to let you do just that.
Pretec’s new H220 Intellicable cable has a built-in flash drive, which contains a special suite of software. This allows your computer to trick the phone into thinking it’s a USB modem. Thus, free internet for your laptop. The software takes care of all the necessary communication handshakes in roughly 10 seconds, with nothing actually being installed on your computer. It’s supposed to work with most phones that use either mini-USB or micro-USB. We’re not sure when this will be available, or for how much, but it sounds like it would be worth looking into.