Using your device as a modem (internet sharing), Data services faqs – HTC EVO 4G User Manual

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3B. Web and Data Services


Using Your Device as a Modem (Internet Sharing)

Get online with your notebook or desktop computer at any time, using your device’s data connection.

For information on setting up and using the data connection, see “Getting Started With Data Services.


Connect the device to the computer using the provided USB cable.


On the Connect to PC screen, select

Internet sharing

, and then tap



When you are using your device as a modem, the USB mass storage feature is disabled, and you will not be
able to use HTC Sync.

Data Services FAQs

How will I know when my device is ready for data service?

Your user name (for example,

) will be displayed when you access

Settings > About phone > Network > Current username


How do I sign in for the first time?

You are automatically signed in to access data services when you turn on your device.

How do I know when my device is connected to data services?

Your device automatically connects when you use data service or an incoming message arrives. You will
also see the



Can I make calls and use data services at the same time?

You cannot use voice and data services simultaneously. If you receive a call while data service is active, your
device forwards the call to voicemail. You can place an outgoing call anytime, but it will interrupt any

in-progress data session.

When is my data connection active?

Your connection is active when data is being transferred. Outgoing calls are allowed; incoming calls go
directly to voicemail. When active, the


indicator animates on your device’s display screen.

When is my data connection dormant?

If your device receives no data for ten seconds, the connection goes dormant. When the connection is
dormant, you can make and receive voice calls. (The connection may become active again quickly.) If your
device receives no data for an extended period of time, the connection will terminate.

Can I sign out of data services?

You can sign out without turning off your device; however, you will not be able to browse the Web or use
other data services (unless you establish a Wi-Fi connection.) While signed out, you can still place or receive
phone calls, check voicemail, and use other voice services. You may sign in again at any time. To sign out,
go to

Settings > Wireless & networks

and clear the

Mobile network

check box.

Note: You need to install HTC Sync before you can use your phone as a modem. See “HTC Sync” on page 65 for details.

Make sure that your device has an active connection with the Sprint 1xRTT data network or the Sprint 3G network.
For more information, see “Getting Started With Data Services.

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