In dire situations, man's greatest survival tool is the strength, comradeship and skill of the people he is with – so long as he can stand them. Tethered sees two strangers from opposite backgrounds and philosophies embark on a journey across treacherous terrain on a mission to find rescue and freedom. Dropped at the meeting point with just the six-foot cable that binds them together, a basic map and a limited survival kit, the polar opposite pairing has 10 to 12 days to overcome their differences and collaborate in order to escape the wild. The tethered duos may have to learn the hard way that the best way to survive is to stick together. From fighting hypothermia and dehydration, to trekking through bear-infested woods, avoiding alligators in the Louisiana swamps and surviving thousands of endless insect bites, each duo is in for a wild ride.

Tethered - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-10-05

Tethered - Tethering - Netflix

Tethering, or phone-as-modem (PAM), is the sharing of a mobile device's internet connection with other connected computers. Connection of a mobile device with other devices can be done over wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), over Bluetooth or by physical connection using a cable, for example through USB. If tethering is done over WLAN, the feature may be branded as a personal or mobile hotspot, which allows the device to serve as a portable router. Mobile hotspots may be protected by a PIN or password. The Internet-connected mobile device can act as a portable wireless access point and router for devices connected to it.

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As cited in Sprint Nextel's “Terms of Service”:

T-Mobile's Simple Family or Simple Business plans offer “Hotspot” from devices that offer that function (such as Apple iPhone) to up to 5 devices. Since 2014-03-27, 1000 MB/month is free in the USA with cellular service. The host device has unlimited slow internet for the rest of the month, and all month while roaming in 100 countries, but with no tethering. For $10 or $20/month more per host device, the amount of data available for tethering can be increased markedly. The host device cellular services can be canceled, added, or changed at any time, pro-rated, data tethering levels can be changed month-to-month, and T-Mobile no longer requires any long-term service contracts, allowing users to bring their own devices or buy devices from them, independent of whether they continue service with them. As of 2013 Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility offer wired tethering to their plans for a fee, while Sprint Nextel offers a Wi-Fi connected “mobile hotspot” tethering feature at an added charge. However, actions by the FCC and a small claims court in California may make it easier for consumers to tether. On July 31, 2012, the FCC released an unofficial announcement of Commission action, decreeing Verizon Wireless must pay US$1.25 million to resolve the investigation regarding compliance of the C Block Spectrum (see US Wireless Spectrum Auction of 2008). The announcement also stated that “(Verizon) recently revised its service offerings such that consumers on usage-based pricing plans may tether, using any application, without paying an additional fee.” After that judgement Verizon release “Share Everything” plans that enable tethering, however users must drop old plans they were grandfathered under (such as the Unlimited Data plans) and switch, or pay a tethering fee. In another instance, Judge Russell Nadel awarded AT&T customer Matt Spaccarelli US$850 via the Ventura Superior Court, despite the fact that Spaccarelli had violated his terms of service by jailbreaking his iPhone in order to fully utilize his iPhone's hardware. Spaccarelli demonstrated that AT&T had unfairly throttled his data connection. His data shows that AT&T had been throttling his connection after approximately 2GB of data was used. Spaccarelli responded by creating a personal web page in order to provide information that allows others to file a similar lawsuit, commenting :

T-Mobile USA has a similar clause in its “Terms & Conditions”:

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