incrediBILL - 1:17 pm on Mar 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
Going back to my Android phone, it is worth noting that you can tether your Internet connection over USB with no modifications at all. All you need to do is connect your Android based device, then on the phone go to...
Settings > Wireless controls and check the box next to “Mobile network sharing”.
I think you *may* have been fooled just like I did unless that feature is fully unlocked on your phone. On Sprint, the tethering appeared to work just as you described it. However, it turned out it was only tethering over my local WiFi network, not the Sprint network.